PRESS RELEASE – CHICAGO – Trustwave® announced expanded security services that help manufacturers and business users of “internet of things” (IoT) technologies, devices and applications, to more efficiently and pro-actively identify and remediate IoT related threats and vulnerabilities. From the device to the cloud, application and back, Trustwave Managed IoT Security allows organizations to test, monitor and secure the entire IoT environment.
Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014, and will reach 25 billion by 2020. But security often remains an afterthought for new IT projects including the internetof things. According to the 2015 Security Pressures Report from Trustwave, a survey of 1,016 information security professionals, 77 percent of respondents said they had been pressured to unveil IT projects that were not security ready. And, 98 percent of applications tested by Trustwave in 2014 had at least one vulnerability.
“As everyday objects connect to the network, IT teams struggle to manage assets and attack vectors previously outside their purview,” said Steve Kelley, Senior Vice President of Product and Corporate Marketing at Trustwave. “Manufacturers ofthose products also struggle with getting them out to market on time while ensuring security. Trustwave’s Managed IoT Security helps both parties overcome those challenges by identifying and remediating security weaknesses within the products and ecosystem surrounding them in addition to round the clock monitoring to detect and deflect a breach.”
Preventing IoT-related data breaches is two-fold – technology manufacturers must incorporate security in their IoT products and the infrastructure surrounding them, and businesses that use IoT technologies must effectively monitor the ecosystemof databases, networks and web and mobile applications supporting those devices. Trustwave Managed IoT Security fulfills both of those requirements.
Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit https://www.trustwave.com.