ForceShield debuts DeviceShield for IoT security without signature updates for proactive protection

ForceShield unveiled on Monday DeviceShield, a new embedded IoT security solution that prevents automated attacks on IoT devices and stops hackers in their tracks. With the smallest footprint – customizable from 100k to 2MB – DeviceShield integrates with device firmware to protect against vulnerability and zero-day attacks immediately, without signature updates.

DeviceShield is powered by ForceShield’s Dynamic Transformation Technology which randomizes target system response and disguises vulnerability exposure. Unlike signature- or policy-based security solutions, ForceShield’s Dynamic Transformation works proactively to reduce the business impact caused by device vulnerabilities, even in devices with limited computing power.

ForceShield’s cybersecurity solutions help device manufacturers, system integrators and OEM bring secure IoT products to market. ForceShield is the trusted provider of IoT protection to large high-end home router vendor, and national governments. ForceShield’s investors include Eight Roads (Fidelity International) and Sumitomo Corporation Equity Asia Limited (SCEA). ForceShield is privately held with offices in Palo Alto, and an R&D center in Asia.

ForceShield’s Dynamic Transformation Technology prevents all types of bot attacks and zero-day vulnerabilities, simply, easily, automatically, without signature updates. Traditional signature-based technologies aren’t fast enough to respond to automated attacks. Old technology doesn’t work on new IoT devices with limited computing power. The traditional detect-to-protect model is reactive and unable to guard against emerging threats, or prevent attacks. It’s operationally expensive, and just securing everything is not an economically viable option.

“ForceShield enables safe operation in a connected environment by making IoT systems defensible,” said Ming Xu, ForceShield co-founder and CEO. “We bring value to OEM, device manufacturers, and integrators in the IoT ecosystem with dynamic security solutions that stop attacks at the point of penetration.”

“Traditional reactive security solutions are failing the industry by not being able to respond fast enough to vulnerability threats and automated attacks. That’s why a proactive defense is required to secure the Internet of Things,” said Yu-Min Lin, ForceShield co-founder and CTO.


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