Mobile World Congress we’re announcing the introduction of Avira SafeThings™ WiFi Router, a solution to protect your smart home.
Smart Home security will be the most critical investment a modern household can make in 2018. We provide a solution which vendors can integrate into their products or that consumers can purchase as a complete offering from us directly; combining high-performance hardware and cutting-edge security features. With this product, we will create a simple package deal which will provide users with the best-in-class AI-powered security for smart devices within the home. SafeThings™ enhances the home networking experience, with no installation headaches. — Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira.
During 2017, the research engine Shodan scanned over 25,9 million devices exposed to the internet in DACH and over 128,7 million devices in the USA. In DACH, about 4 million of these devices were found vulnerable to 60 exploits that could allow remote attackers to gain unauthorized access, while in the USA over 25 million devices were vulnerable to 45 exploits.
The Avira SafeThingsTM is an ecosystem: a platform as a service solution installed on the router, an AI-driven behavioral threat intelligence cloud platform, together with a user interface that enables users easily know what is going on within their home network from either a smartphone or computer.
With SafeThingsTM, Avira is introducing a disruptive technology in an exceptionally easy-to-use package to secure the smart home. This AI-driven approach outperforms the current market solutions that rely on simple, static URL filters, or overloaded, inefficient deep-packet-inspection techniques. SafeThingsTM automatically discovers and profiles all the connected smart home devices via using machine learning and dynamic rules, without requiring the end user to start a complex registration process. It identifies normal behavior for each device and category, flagging anything that could indicate an anomaly; and uses the Avira Protection Cloud to crowdsource and communicate information on new and emerging threats to other routers connected to the cloud.
Avira is proposing a dual model: SafeThingsTM comes as a PaaS solution, as well as a router.
The SafeThingsTM WiFi Router will be launched later in 2018. It is intended for innovators and professional users that want to be one step ahead in terms of technology they use and how they protect their smart homes and digital lives.
Routers are very tangible. It is critical to us that we get Avira disruptive technology and our different take on Smart Home security out there in the marketplace in a container that people can really buy and plug in their houses. Avira is all for informed consumer choice. We believe that the ISPs can be the natural intermediary, recommending routers that will provide users with the technical performance they want, along with the security capabilities which are beneficial to both the end user and the ISP. With our router, they will have that choice. — Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira.
In addition, the SafeThingsTM PaaS solution is a great platform for ISPs and router manufacturers to help grow their business. It can retrofit currently deployed routers, via Over-The-Air firmware update, or to flash new equipment, to provide smart home relevant protection.
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