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January 25, 2024
Nozomi Networks, an IoT security company, has launched what it says is the “industry’s only” wireless sensor for operational technologies and IoT environments, providing asset visibility to companies looking to protect themselves from a cyberattack.
The Guardian Air sensor monitors numerous devices and network access points to identify potential threats and pinpoint the location of where unauthorized access is taking place.
Nozomi said it developed the sensor in response to the “explosion” of connected devices across industries which is causing an increase in potential vulnerabilities for bad actors to exploit and put critical infrastructure at risk.
“Wireless is the greatest unanswered cybersecurity threat to critical infrastructure security,” according to a company blog post.“Whether it’s wireless tools and robots on factory floors, drones used to monitor pipelines in remote oil fields or electric utilities wirelessly monitoring and managing their customers’ energy consumption, industrial organizations rely on wireless technologies every day to enable the seamless communication.”
Guardian Air continuously scans wireless networks, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, to provide real-time visibility across connected devices including laptops, smartphones and sensors.
"Wireless is fundamentally changing the way industrial organizations operate. Unfortunately, it also massively expands the potential attack surface,” said Andrea Carcano, Nozomi Networks’ chief product officer. “Guardian Air solves this problem by giving customers the accurate visibility they need at the wireless level to minimize risk while maximizing resiliency.”
The sensor is also integrated with AI-powered analysis capabilities so users can gain greater insight into their assets.
The sensor is set for commercial launch this spring.
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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