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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)ZingBox
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Type of solutionSoftware

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• Unlike competitors, ZingBox IoT Guardian provides visibility into the nature and actions of all connected devices. Because it builds the deep knowledge of each individual device’s trusted behavior, it can automatically sense, identify and classify connected devices. Unlike traditional endpoint security products, IoT Guardian eliminates the need to install and manage software agents.
• Like a confidant, ZingBox IoT Guardian has a deep grasp of each device’s personality. Sophisticated deep learning algorithms continually analyze communication to and from every device to profile them, provide comprehensive risk assessment and detect irregularities to provide alerts for suspicious behavior.
• With unwavering focus on service protection, ZingBox IoT Guardian is constantly watching for the deviations in behavior of individual and collection of devices. It accurately assesses risk in real-time, enforces trusted behavior and recommends a course of action.

Brief Overview

ZingBox’s IoT Guardian addresses the security of IoT devices by directly addressing the unique challenges of the device. First, IoT devices are not designed to support clients or agents. Attempts to install AV or NAC clients can often cause malfunctions or even worse, render the device inoperable. ZingBox IoT Guardian is designed to be completely agent-less and client-less. No update of IoT devices are necessary. IoT Guardian analyzes all network traffic flowing into and out of the IoT devices.

Second, traditional solutions such as vulnerability management solutions to assess the state of IoT devices can adversely affect device operations. Simply being a network-based security solution does not guarantee the solution will be effective or non-disruptive to IoT devices. IoT Guardian is not a network scanner. Instead, it analyzes all device traffic via mirror ports on the switch. It is completely non-disruptive. The on-premise virtual appliance routes all meta data (not payload) to ZongBox’s cloud infrastructure for analysis. This architecture enables analysis of all IoT device traffic regardless of volume since all the resource-intensive analysis occur in the cloud.

By analyzing the network traffic in/out of the IoT devices, IoT Guardian creates a baseline of normal behavior with which anomalous activities can be detected. The combination of agent-less approach, scalable device behavior analytics, and 100% non-intrusive network approach enable ZingBox IoT Guardian to be the most effective IoT device security solution available in the market today.