Security company Trustwave has announced a suite of tools aimed at Internet of Things (IoT) technologies designed to protect devices and applications from threats.
The cloud-based portal will help businesses using IoT products and applications to identify threats and security vulnerabilities on devices and in the cloud, according to Trustwave.
Trustwave Managed IoT Security will allow companies to find weaknesses in devices, back-end services and any connections flowing through a network, and monitor threats in real time.
The portal has been developed in collaboration with SpiderLabs, a group of ethical hackers that runs penetration tests on devices and applications.
John Amaral, senior vice president of product management at Trustwave, told V3 that the growth of the IoT will result in a rise in security concerns.
"With cyber attacks now affecting businesses of all sizes, traditional antivirus software is no longer an option. More sophisticated measures are required," he said.
Amaral explained that it is now accepted industry opinion that IoT development will continue to thrive, with forecasts claiming that 4.9 billion connected devices and services will be in use in 2015, up 30 percent from 2014.
It is estimated that 25 billion networked services and devices will be in use by 2020.
A Security Pressures report by Trustwave said earlier this year that businesses are feeling the heat when it comes to implementing new cyber security measures.
"54 percent of security pros felt more pressure to secure their organisations in 2014, and 57 percent of respondents expect to experience additional pressure to secure their organisation in 2015," the report said.
"No matter the security maturity level at a given organisation, 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."
This comes as the UK government announced increased investment in IoT technology, including an IoT competition with a £10m prize to encourage the development of ‘smart city' projects, launched in collaboration with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Innovate UK.
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