CRN Exclusive: TopSpin Security Rolls Out IoT Deception Solution, Formalizes Channel Plans For Coming Year

TopSpin Security is helping better secure enterprise internet of things (IoT) deployments by using a new offering called DECOYnet, a deception technology solution aimed at fooling hackers.

The new solution emulates an enterprise's unique IoT systems so that hacker's movements will be delayed and IT can receive a tripped alarm and alerts.

Yoel Knoll, VP of marketing at TopSpin, told CRN that the solution secures the array of IoT devices in enterprises – including printers, cameras, TVs, access control systems and industrial control systems.

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"The deception space is really starting to gain momentum … we're seeing more companies approach us and ask for solutions," he said. "IoT device manufacturers, for the most part, cannot invest in security. I would say 90 percent of devices come with minimum or no security simply because adding security requires adding more components, cost, time to market and complexity."

In addition to launching a new solution, Mahwah, N.J.-based TopSpin has tightened its plans to launch a new channel program in the second half of 2017 to tie into its go-to-market strategies around IoT security.

The security firm is looking out for two types of partners – MSPs to add customer solutions to their current portfolio and technology partners to integrate traffic analysis platforms with a bigger solution.

"At this point, we'll start looking to build out a functioning channel program in the second half of the year," Knoll said.

TopSpin says its DECOYnet is the industry's first intelligent deception solution that offers a built-in traffic and security analysis engine, which enables accurate placement of traps and decoys, an additional security layer through analysis and threat detection and adaptive deception that evolves with changing network conditions.

IoT device security has been a concern for customers and partners alike. In October, the first major IoT-related DDoS attack was carried out by compromising several internet of things consumer devices, including webcams, routers and video recorders. The attack overwhelmed the servers at Dynamic Network Services (Dyn) and led to the blockage of more than 1,200 websites.

"Today we are becoming more dependent on IoT devices, including in the enterprise, but IoT security measures are lagging behind, creating a gaping hole in security," said Rami Mizrahi, TopSpin's vice president of R&D. "TopSpin has the unique advantage of knowing exactly what is on the network and changing at all times, along with our ability to create the industry's most diverse set of traps to emulate many enterprise scenarios."

The new solution will be unveiled and demonstrated publicly for the first time at the RSA Conference in February, according to TopSpin.