IoT cybersecurity company Sternum has announced the launch of its Advanced Detection System (ADS), an agentless data analytics solution that the company says can be seamlessly embedded onto a wide array of IoT devices.
ADS, Sternum said, is the first and only product capable of providing manufacturers with a resource-light method for detecting vulnerabilities and exploitations that pose a threat, all while enhancing data analytic capabilities to enable better performing devices. About 40 billion IoT devices are predicted to be in use by 2025.
The agentless monitoring solution that can be easily injected into a device's code can effectively detect all suspicious events and attempts to breach a device, as well as garner proprietary insights about a device's internal operations, software functions, and third-party code, long a blind spot for device manufacturers across the board, according to Sternum.
Because ADS operates from within a device's code, the Israeli company says, the solution can detect not only software bugs, but also flaws and vulnerabilities that affect device security and that are excessively common in unmanaged Bluetooth-capable devices.
ADS is said to be applicable to a wide range of IoT devices – low-end, high-end, Linux-based, and more – with no configurations or changes to existing code required.
"Until now, OEMs have been largely unable to monitor and gain intimate and real-time visibility into their distributed IoT devices, leaving manufacturers with too many blind spots and unable to respond to pending threats," said Natali Tshuva, Sternum's CEO and co-founder.
"Manufacturers understand that device analysis is only as good as the data they are able to obtain, which is why we are launching a first-of-its-kind solution that unlocks access to hidden data points and creates new insights. Comprehensive visibility from within embedded IoT devices ensures that OEMs are immediately alerted to exploitation attempts, security flaws, and much more. ADS enhances their offering to their clients and enterprises by streamlining these real-time alerts into the enterprises systems."
Sternum also offers its Embedded Integrity Verification (EIV) solution that the company says proactively prevents attack attempts in real-time and works symbiotically with ADS.
The Tel Aviv-based company, which provides embedded protection and real-time visibility for connected devices, recently secured $6.5 million in Series A funding, bringing its total capital raised to $10 million since being founded in 2018.