The interconnectivity driven by IoT has the digital workplace moving with lightning-like speeds. Wireless keyboards connect to monitors pulling in video connected to your Bluetooth headphones. Smart TVs displaying the updated user stats, or streaming the latest presentation from a tablet. Employees airdropping files from device to device in meetings, while taking conference calls on Bluetooth speaker phones.
PRODUCTIVITY VS. PROTECTION
Through IoT devices, information is more accessible. The result is a more productive, more flexible workforce. We connect in the coffee shop as easily as the cubicle. But the infancy of the IoT Age has a fault; these devices are designed with connectivity first and security second. This means these devices are vulnerable. If the Mirai attack has taught us anything, it is that IoT devices can and will be leveraged for botnets, DDoS attacks, and cyber threats. A significant number of IoT devices exploited by Mirai were in businesses, that had no idea their devices had been compromised.
MAKING IoT SAFE
High-tech companies are at the forefront of using these new digital devices. Whether you’re building the latest cloud application, mobile app, mobile device, or microchip, you need to see and control the unmanaged or IoT devices. You need the ability to isolate unmanaged or compromised devices. Otherwise, the tools generating our newfound productivity become the vulnerabilities hackers can leverage. To be safe, you need to be able to:
- See all devices in your environment (on or off the corporate network)
- Track device profiles and behavior
- Automatically disconnect suspicious devices from any network
THE ARMIS APPROACH
Using an agentless technology, Armis lets you see and control every device in your environment. It sees the connections those devices make. From a laptop to smart phone, smart TV, or Bluetooth headset, you can see a device, its connections, and determine if it’s behaving properly. If not, you can automatically remove it from the network.