Trustwave Offers Security Suite for Monitoring IoT Devices in Manufacturing Industry

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 30, 2015

CHICAGO, IL: Trustwave, a cloud and managed security service provider, announces the featured Internet of Things security suite, for recognizing and solving IoT related threats and vulnerabilities.

"As everyday objects connect to the network, IT teams struggle to manage assets and attack vectors previously outside their purview," says Steve Kelley, Senior Vice President of Product and Corporate Marketing at Trustwave.

The hardware, software and the manufacturer’s servers are utilized to spot the vulnerabilities that may occur between IoT devices and applications, states Ian Barker in an article for A complete and meticulous IoT assessment and monitoring solution is offered by SpiderLabs- a team of ethical hackers under Trustwave, moving from physical object to the supporting apps.

Data breaches related to IoT can be prevented by protecting IoT products and the surrounding infrastructure; and closely monitoring the businesses incorporating IoT technology,  databases, networks and applications supporting them. European Research Cluster on IoT states that the advancement in cloud computing has brought in the need for fifth generation of mobile, the 5G. The architecture of such network creates the need for integration of IoT applications.

Another research by HP Security detects an alarmingly high number of vulnerabilities per device. The research findings also reveals that 70 percent of the devices used unencrypted network service, 70 percent of the devices easily allow an attacker to find out valid user accounts among other shocking facts. The IoT security suite of Trustwave aims to address these challenges.

"No matter the security maturity level at a given organization, the pressure is on. There is no denying the obvious. Attackers are smart, determined, well-funded and have more data than ever before to target," explains John Amaral, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Trustwave.