Altair’s LTE Chipset Traffic to be Screened for IoT Threats by Check Point’s Capsule Cloud Mobile Security Container
HOD HASHARON, Israel – November 15, 2016 – Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced that it has partnered with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP), to provide a comprehensive security solution for IoT devices.
The partnership entails Altair-enabled IoT devices routing traffic through Check Point’s Capsule Cloud solution, screening all data and averting any threats before they reach devices.
“Embedding the Check Point Capsule Cloud comprehensive security capabilities into the Altair cellular-IoT connectivity chipsets enables manufacturers to offer a highly integrated and cost-effective security solution,” said Alon Kantor, VP Business Development, Check Point Software. “IoT provides hackers with numerous access points into networks which can potentially pose serious threats – from personal information theft in consumer markets to vulnerability of mission-critical networks such as connected power grids. The integrated solution developed together with Altair serves as an essential component for defending against such threats.”
The enhanced security achieved through routing Altair’s 1160 CAT-1 chipsets through Check Point’s Capsule Cloud includes advanced threat prevention, adaptive risk mitigation and device content and information protection.
“The growing IoT industry will continue to present a range of security challenges, exceeding the capabilities of standard Internet security protocols,” said Eran Eshed, Co-founder and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Altair. “This partnership, leveraging Altair’s market leading IoT chipsets and Check Point bringing its security expertise to the cloud, will prove integral to combating cybercrime.”
Altair’s 1160 CAT-1 chipset was developed specifically for IoT and M2M applications, such as wearables, vehicle telematics, smart meters and security applications. The 1160 features best-in-class power consumption, enabling battery life in excess of 10 years and a customizable application layer.
Altair recently announced that its ALT-1210 CAT-M1 chipsets will power IoT devices on AT&T’s first commercial LTE-M site.