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Pod Group Announces Advanced Security Monitoring and Threat Detection as Standard on all IoT Connectivity Products at CES 2019

Press Release - 07/01/2019

Pod Protect uses machine learning to detect anomalies and secure IoT networks from increasingly sophisticated security threats

CES, Las Vegas, 7th January 2019  – Pod Group (a division of Pod Group) a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) specializing in global connectivity solutions for the IoT market, will launch at CES this week its IoT monitoring and threat detection solution, Pod Protect, which will be included as standard on all its IoT connectivity products. The roll-out across all Pod networks will take place during January 2019.

Security is one of the biggest barriers to the uptake of IoT solutions. With hackers becoming more sophisticated, the risks are increasing. Securing devices in the field is problematic, particularly for large scale, global deployments. Pod Protect enables constant monitoring of the IoT network, using a machine learning algorithm and layered approach to combat even the most sophisticated attacks, so users can detect threats before they affect IoT devices and react quickly to protect their network.

The solution uses sophisticated monitoring probes within the Pod network which are integrated with the Pod Billing platform to allow usage profiles to be normalized. This detection approach removes the need for an agent on the device side. The service uses a three-layered threat detection strategy, including signature-based and anomaly-based monitoring and heuristics to detect suspicious device behavior. False positives are reduced by using a machine-learning algorithm to analyze normal device behavior and compare it with a global sensor network, making the solution sensitive enough to pick up even the smallest indication that a hacker may be lying latent on the network.

“IoT devices are notoriously hard to secure, due to their small form factor and limited computational power,” explains Sam Colley, CEO Pod Group USA. “Software patching of devices can be costly and risky, especially if devices are deployed across a wide geographical area. For this reason, we are delighted to begin to provide Pod Protect as standard on all our connectivity packages at no extra cost. Pod Protect provides a layer of security across the whole IoT network, by enabling constant monitoring of data transmissions for millions of devices in real time. This will allow our customers to scale their IoT deployments securely, as well as providing access to real-time threat databases to ensure detection of the latest threats and in-depth analytics via an intuitive dashboard on our platform.”

Pod Group will be exhibiting at CES, Las Vegas (8th-11th January) on booth 2414, where it will be providing free “Security Health Checks” including a free trial of Pod Connectivity with Pod Protect built in, and an analysis of existing threats on the customers’ IoT network. For more information or to request a security health check, please visit https://Pod Group.com/free-iot-security-health-check-ces2019/

About Pod Group

Pod Group is a specialist in complete connectivity solutions tailored to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, bringing over 20 years of experience, research and innovation to the mobile connectivity market. With offices across the globe and access to 600+ networks in 185 countries, Pod Group provides global multi-network, multi-IMSI, eUICC and LPWAN connectivity solutions combined with end to end IoT security, centralized connectivity management and a hierarchical billing platform.

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