Issue: Mar 2017


Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Karamba Autonomous Security with 2017 New Product Innovation Award



by Malcolm Babbin

Based on its recent annual analysis of the automotive market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Karamba Security with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Karamba's embedded software protects original equipment manufacturers' (OEMs') connected and autonomous vehicles from external and local hackers by hardening electronic control units (ECUs) that are open to external access through cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, Internet, or Bluetooth. Its autonomous security software eliminates the risk of false positives, does not require connectivity, and protects the operational integrity of any ECU. Its automated sealing approach offers the automotive industry and other Internet of Things (IoT) solutions a tool to immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks.

 

"Karamba's patent-pending software integration into the customer's development environment automatically hardens the customer's ECU against cyberthreats," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Consultant Sriram Venkatraman. "As it applies prevention that is based on the customer's factory settings, it does not have to rely on malware signatures and therefore can prevent attacks without requiring malware signature updates. It automatically learns the factory settings and creates a security policy that detects and prevents deviations from those settings. This approach delivers zero-day protection across the protected product's lifecycle."

 

Karamba's solution provides automatic policy generation, prevents in-memory attacks, reports malicious activities, and classifies exploits by attack path, type of attack and specific ECU. In addition, the solution provides incident reporting and cloud or on-premise central management features. These product advantages ensure ease of use and transparency and facilitate integration with any product.

 

In addition to OEMs and Tier-1 companies, chip manufacturers and operating system (OS) solution providers are working closely with Karamba to develop robust security solutions. Significantly, the solution does not require any developer resources to generate the security policy and its CPU footprint is negligible.

 

"Karamba's autonomous security is not limited to cars," noted Venkatraman. "It also enables the automated hardening and autonomous prevention of any controller-based architecture—specifically, IoT, medical devices and drones."

 

Karamba Security recently partnered with Asgent Inc. to introduce its autonomous security technology to the automotive and IoT markets in Japan. Asgent will offer local support for Karamba's autonomous security solutions, and its applications will extend to smart home devices such as security systems, cameras monitoring various rooms, appliances and lighting.

 

For catering to a wide range of applications and addressing customers' core requirements of quality and reliability with its autonomous security software, Karamba is richly deserving of the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation.

 

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that develops an innovative product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognises the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it gives customers, which in turn raises customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

 

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievements in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research.

 

About Karamba Security

 

Karamba Security's software products automatically harden the ECUs of connected and autonomous cars, preventing hackers from manipulating and compromising those ECUs and hacking into the car. Karamba's Autonomous Security prevents cyberattacks with zero false positives, no connectivity requirements and negligible performance impact. More information is available at www.karambasecurity.com

 

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About Frost & Sullivan

 

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community.

 



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