Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, has announced a new collaboration with Intel Corporation. Check Point Quantum IoT Protect will be made available within Intel’s new platform for IoT device developers – Intel® Pathfinder for RISC-V*.
Traditionally, cybersecurity has been an afterthought in the design process of IoT devices, such as IP cameras, routers, HVAC systems, medical devices, and more. This is because they tend to have limited processing power and storage, leaving little room for traditional security software. IoT devices also run older operating systems that cannot be patched, use weak or default passwords, and are not monitored for security breaches. Unfortunately, cybercriminals target these vulnerable IoT devices as an entry point into a corporate network. Once inside the network, they can move laterally across the enterprise to gain access to sensitive intellectual property and data that they can exploit through malware and ransomware.
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