New Electronics – Intel Selects Check Point Software Technologies for Pathfinder for RISC-V Platform

Check Point Software Technologies, a cybersecurity solutions provider, announced a collaboration with Intel where its Quantum IoT Protect will be made available within Intel’s new platform for IoT device developers – Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V.

Cybersecurity has often been seen as an afterthought in the design process of IoT devices, such as IP cameras, routers, HVAC systems, and medical devices, for example, because they tend to have processing power and storage, leaving little room for traditional security. Software.

IoT devices also tend to run older operating systems that cannot be patched, use weak or default passwords, and are not monitored for security vulnerabilities. Therefore, cybercriminals target these IoT devices as an entry point into a corporate network, and once inside, they can move laterally through the enterprise to access intellectual property and sensitive data. they can exploit via malware and ransomware.

Miri Ofir, R&D Director at Check Point Software, commented: “Cyberattacks are becoming more numerous and sophisticated. It has never been more important for IoT device developers to prioritize cybersecurity, not only to gain a competitive advantage or comply with emerging regulations, but to provide their end customers with security and peace of mind. enterprise-level spirit.

Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V is a new platform for SoC (system on chip) architects and system software developers to define new IoT products. By enabling Check Point Quantum IoT Protect within the platform, IoT device manufacturers will be able to integrate industry-leading security early in the product lifecycle.

Check Point Quantum IoT Protect with Nano Agent technology is an integrated runtime protection solution designed to identify and prevent sophisticated attacks in real time, even zero-day vulnerabilities. Check Point IoT Nano Agent technology is supposed to secure 100% of the firmware, including third-party components, without affecting the performance of the IoT device.

Vijay Krishnan, General Manager, Intel’s RISC-V Ventures, said, “Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V represents our continued commitment to accelerating RISC-V adoption and catalyzing the ecosystem around an open source vision. and based on standards. We wanted to make sure this was done with state of the art security, which is why we work with Check Point.