Byos μGateway Brings Zero Trust Security to Remote EndpointsOctober 15, 2020 No Comments
By Peter Kelley
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.
Byos CEO and Founder Matias Katz warned that “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.”
Because VPNs protect only data in transit, remote users and organizations remain vulnerable to malware and the “Dirty Half Dozen” attacks:
- Scanning, Enumerating, and Fingerprinting
- Remote Access Exploits
- Evil-Twin Wi-Fi
- Lateral Network Infections
- DNS hijacking
“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.
“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.
The Byos μGateway is a hardened, embedded security stack on a small USB device. It isolates each endpoint onto its own unique network micro-segment of one, invoking “Zero Trust” and protecting the device from potentially compromised networks and other nodes on the network. This lets employees, contractors and devices safely and securely connect to any network.
“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,” Katz concluded.
The gateway is now generally available. Byos offers three tiers of pricing for pros, businesses and large enterprises, and an introductory “Starter 5-Pack” with five µGateway Devices and its cloud-based Management Console access, at $1795 USD. More information is available at byos.io/get-started.