Targeting organizations whose remote workers and contractors need to secure sensitive data and prevent contagion of corporate networks when working remotely, Byos introduced the Byos™ μGateway™ (“micro-gateway”). μGateway is the first plug-and-play security product that extends Zero Trust access to any remote Wi-Fi connection, to protect users and organizations from the risks of unmanaged, unprotected home and public Wi-Fi networks.
Remote working increased dramatically during 2020’s pandemic and experts predict it will remain strong after the current global health emergency subsides, forcing many employees to use “dirty” networks such as public Wi-Fi and home networks shared with online gamers. Because VPNs protect only data in transit, they cannot prevent the spread of malware and other risks such as the “Dirty Half Dozen” attacks:
Scanning, Enumerating, and Fingerprinting
Remote Access Exploits
Lateral Network Infections
The patent-pending Byos μGateway is easily deployed and is a hardened, embedded security stack on a small USB device that isolates each endpoint onto its own unique network micro-segment of one, protecting it from compromised networks and other compromised endpoints on the network. This lets employees, contractors and devices safely and securely connect to any network.
“Byos is taking a simple and innovative hardware-based approach to protect imperfect devices (e.g. computers) when they communicate over untrusted networks,” said Paul Kocher, renowned security researcher and co-creator of the SSL/TLS protocols.
“Insecure Wi-Fi networks expose devices to a range of threats, but the Byos’ micro-segmentation solution allows endpoints to be isolated from the risks, while giving Security teams visibility and control, all with a small plug-and-play USB device,” said Ed Amoroso, Chief Executive Officer, TAG Cyber LLC.
“The Byos architecture appears to make it easily adaptable to different types of endpoints and make deployment and usage straightforward for both IT security teams and end users,” said Paula Musich, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates.
“It’s a business imperative that employees and contractors can work from anywhere, with assurances that their connection is secure” says Byos CEO and Founder Matias Katz. “Threat actors are well-aware of the attack openings on these networks that legacy remote access solution like VPNs were not designed to protect against. The problem is compounded by the challenge of managing and enforcing remote users to comply with corporate security polices – there’s currently no easy way to monitor their connection or provision new policies remotely.”
The Company offers three tiers of pricing for pros, businesses and large enterprises. Byos also offers an introductory Starter 5-Pack, which includes five µGateway Devices and cloud-based Management Console access for $1795 USD. More information is available at byos.io/get-started.