Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

SecuriThings secures Azure IoT

William Payne
February 27, 2020


Israeli IoT cybersecurity specialist SecuriThings has integrated its Horizon IoT cyber-attack detection and mitigation software into the Microsoft Azure Security Center for IoT. The integration will provide customers with both risk detection and mitigation, and automated maintenance for every managed IoT device, all in a unified view. 

Horizon, which is focused on the detection of cyber-attacks exploiting inherent vulnerabilities of connected devices such as IoT-focused malware and botnets, has been available on Microsoft Azure marketplace, and is already monitoring hundreds of millions of devices globally, across verticals and industries. SecuriThings is a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.

The in-device capabilities of Horizon provide both endpoint protection, such as cyber-threats, and vulnerable firmware versions, and the device operational posture such as upcoming failures, excessive network and storage usage, and ongoing troubleshooting.
 
According to SecuriThings, Horizon addresses two of the most significant IoT security challenges: the scalability and physical accessibility of connected devices, making each and every one of them an endpoint which must be secure. It enables organizations to include IoT cyber security as a fundamental part of their overall security posture. 
 
"IoT is already out there," said Roy Dagan, CEO of SecuriThings. "The massive deployment of IoT devices has increased the enterprises' cyber-attack surface. They represent the weakest link which can disrupt the whole chain. SecuriThings is leading the way with its unique and proven approach which puts a spotlight on the device level. Partnering with Microsoft will allow customers to benefit from the cyber security and the health status of all their IoT devices from a single pane of glass – Microsoft's Azure Security Center for IoT." 
 
"Azure Security Center for IoT provides support for managed IoT devices. With the integration of SecuriThings Horizon, we are able to detect cyber-threats and vulnerabilities using endpoint protection capabilities, identify failures and configuration issues as well as ongoing management of operations. This will help our customers maximize their security and operational efficiency," said Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, CTO and GM, Cloud and AI Security Division at Microsoft Corp."