Essence SigmaDots Fills Market Gap for Robust IoT Security – Builds Complete End-to-end IoT Cyber Protection

18 - February 2020

Essence SigmaDots multilayered infrastructure uses distributed architecture to protect devices and networks

 

Tel Aviv, February 18, 2020 – Essence SigmaDots, the expert in IoT security, has developed a comprehensive security solution that harnesses the power of distributed architecture to completely secure IoT devices, applications, and data. The company has been spun off as a separate business entity from the Essence Group, a leading IoT solution provider pioneer, to share its IoT security expertise with the rest of the industry.

Leveraging Essence Group’s 25 years of experience developing IoT security for connected devices, Essence SigmaDots fully understands the need to secure IoT from within. By protecting the entire path – device, network, and system – Essence SigmaDots technology maximizes IoT security and minimizes the impact on the consumer. Recent reports on the multitudes of IoT hacks make this an urgent priority for the industry. Privacy commonly ranks as a top three priority for consumers of IoT devices.

The company, which recently won Embedded magazine Best in Show award for security at CES 2020, grew out of Essence’s need and deep understanding of the IoT landscape; finding no sufficiently robust IoT security solution in the market, Essence SigmaDots built its own.

“IoT is a challenging cybersecurity ecosystem –vulnerable devices have very limited, individual computational power and no operating system or communication protocol standards. Furthermore, the hacker’s resources are stronger than the defense that can be implemented on the edge device being attacked – a completely lopsided battle,” said Itsik Harpaz, CEO, Essence SigmaDots. “Moreover, statistics say that this year, 25 percent of attacks on the IT domain will start at the IoT edges. The industry needs to act now.”

As the first comprehensive, multilayered IoT security platform, SigmaDots uses a fully embedded, distributed, and multilayered approach with low-cost, low-friction integration. The platform is comprised of four pillars: on-the-edge dynamic firewall and antivirus; distributed MQTT networking protocol as a service; end-to-end encryption as a service; and cloud-agnostic/on-premises platform for cyber-events, operational monitoring, and alerting. These pillars can be implemented independently or as a complete solution.

The Essence SigmaDots solution enables complete network visibility, delivering insights into attacks and suspicious activities to the SOC, allowing for faster response.

“Organizations incorporating our solution into their IoT systems almost completely eliminate consumers’ responsibility for security, building enhanced customer trust and loyalty,” said Dr. Haim Amir, founder and CEO, Essence Group “Furthermore, in enterprise and industrial settings, strong security ensures service continuity in large-scale IoT deployments.”

Learn more about Essence SigmaDots at RSA 2020, February 24-28, Booth 735U, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

 

About Essence SigmaDots
Combining the creativity and agility of a startup with the experience of a market leader, Essence SigmaDots is part of The Essence Group, a market leader in developing connected devices and IoT platforms for more than 25 years. Founded in 2018, Essence SigmaDots is led by an experienced core team born of the Israel Defense Force’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. The members of the Essence SigmaDots team have years of real-world experience, creating solutions that overcome significant obstacles across a variety of contexts, industries, and academic subjects.

For more information, visit www.sigmadots.com

 

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