Great Bay Software, the Endpoint and IoT connection security provider
announced the launch of Beacon Suite 5.0 to help enterprises discover, onboard, monitor and enforce access policies across all connected devices including laptops, servers, printers, VoIP phones, biomedical devices, industrial control systems and newly emerging IoT devices.
According to recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) survey
, 58% of the respondents have already developed IoT initiatives, or are in the process of launching them in the next 24 months. Great Bay claims that the new solution would protect enterprises against the growing threat posed by poor built-in security for IoT devices.
“Rapid growth in adoption of IoT devices represents an increasing and underappreciated threat to enterprises, especially in the healthcare, manufacturing and critical infrastructure verticals,” said Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Enterprise Research Group.
By adding enforcement to its strong endpoint visibility and profiling capabilities, Great Bay Software can make it easier for enterprises to protect vulnerabilities in IoT devices.
The company explains that the Beacon Suite 5.0 comes with a Beacon Endpoint Enforcement
module which simplifies and automates endpoint and IoT device authentication and onboarding as well as enforcement of access policies. The module license unlocks the ability to authenticate all unmanaged devices based on multiple criteria.
“We are pleased that we’ve been able to accelerate our development cycles to be able to help enterprises get ahead of IoT security threats brought on by devices with deficient onboard security,” said Jim Scullion, CEO at Great Bay Software.
According to the security provider, Beacon goes far beyond the MAC address to determine endpoint identity and behavioral attributes. Furthermore, the enforcement module leverages Beacon’s behavior monitoring capabilities to alert, quarantine or block a device when an unusual behavior, such as MAC Spoofing, is detected.
In addition, the Beacon Endpoint Enforcement module also improves the speed and accuracy of endpoint discovery thus providing an enterprise solution for real-time endpoint visibility.