We’re excited to announce some important changes to Device Cloud By Etherios ™. This Device Cloud update addresses our top priorities when it comes to developing a cloud platform for our customers– security and user experience. Whenever connecting a device to the Internet, security is always a top concern. More than anything, we value delivering a secure and reliable solution. And we want that solution to be as seamless as possible, so you can get your devices up and running quickly. Here’s what’s in store for you in this Device Cloud update.
A Secure and Compliant Cloud Solution
Whether you operate in the medical, retail, financial, or any other industry that has strict security standards, Device Cloud can be a part of the solution. The new universal profile manager simplifies the task of managing a large number of devices. It instantly recognizes any suspicious changes made to a device. If a new firmware version or unknown file is uploaded to a device, Device Cloud automatically recognizes this activity and prevents unknown changes from happening on your network.
With Gartner predicting over 26 billion IoT devices by 2020, and while this is an exciting phenomenon, it’s crucial that we move forward in a way that addresses the vulnerabilities of a connected device. Cutting corners when it comes to security can be costly.
Take for example, the recent and well-publicized Target breach from earlier this year. Malware on their PoS registers led to 40 million stolen credit card numbers and 70 million addresses and other personal information. If Target’s PoS registers had comprehensive, centrally managed security watching over them, the data breach might have been mitigated or prevented altogether.
Device Cloud already has over 175 different security controls in place. These account for such security frameworks as the ISO27002’s ISMS, NERC’s critical infrastructure protection (CIP) guidance, Payment Card Industry PCI-DSS v2, as well as relevant HIPAA and NIST standards. The addition of the universal profile manager is an exciting upgrade to the already robust security tools available in Device Cloud.
We’ve also rebuilt our dashboard– making it easier to view the health of your devices from anywhere. Now when you log into your Device Cloud account you are greeted with a visual charts and graphs that enable you to quickly see the health of your device deployment. Network managers can visually monitor parameters like cellular RSSI, data sent/received, available device RAM, among other important network statistics. This dashboard is customizable and allows a user to set the levels of each threshold, so you can quickly get the info that you most care about.
Get Started Today
Click here to sign up for a free Device Cloud Developer account and take these new features for a test drive. And if you’re interested in learning more about how to secure the Internet of Things, check out our whitepaper to discover what it takes to build a secure connected solution.