Fortress Cyber Security, a global provider of cyber security to enterprises, unveils its first unified threat management (UTM) appliance for residential settings. The device features a 7-inch touchscreen display that will allow users to make security level adjustments and monitor their network, with alert detection and notification. Fortress UTM offers security versatility, securing both Internet of things (IoT) and computer systems.
According to a report released by Gartner, an analyst firm, Smart Home gadgets have reached over 6 billion, which is expected to increase to over 20 billion by 2020.
Another study led by Parks Research showed an average of 10 interconnected gadgets owned by American households.
With the recent DNC security breech, Americans are concerned about the security level of residential IoT devices. Hackers have discovered a way to enter home networks via outside access points and by utilizing the devices as a bridge to infect the other systems on the same network. This includes computers and smartphones that contain pertinent data.
Not only does Fortress unified threat management detect intrusions, but it can also prevents intrusions, with anti-virus and firewall software. It can protect IoT/Ethernet attached and Wi-Fi systems, including Smart devices.
The appliance includes the CyberGuard 24/7 service, which is the first consumer-focused security operations center for the security industry. CyberGuard is staffed with security experts that are trained to verify every in-home connection and capture and detonate any connection brought into the home from an outside network.
“Until now, there has been no enterprise-grade complete solution for home worker IT/IoT data security. Alternatives are single-function solutions that protect the PC, but don’t deliver comprehensive services to every attached device,” said Peter Kassabov, chairman of Fortress Cyber Security. “The modern cybercriminal is both sophisticated and patient – Fortress UTM provides consumers with an easy-to-use device with monitoring, detection and defense for the threats they never saw coming.”
A NXP Semiconductor ARM processor is utilized to power the Fortress UTM appliance, featuring dual band 3/3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 4 Gigabit-Ethernet ports and full router capabilities.
Fortress Cyber Security showcased the Fortress UTM at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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