Avira SafeThings™ uses contextual analysis to discover the connected home devices and profile their normal behavior. Gathering data to build a normalized model of network usage enables service providers to understand the context of device use. It ensures threats to consumers and the internet are addressed at source.
Avira SafeThings™ secures the connected home environment by combining a lightweight agent residing on the home router and working in conjunction with a powerful cloud-based machine learning engine. It empowers home router manufacturers and internet service providers to protect the privacy of end users and the security of the devices in their smart homes.
The Avira SafeThings™ ecosystem consists of an app installed on the home router, and behavioral threat intelligence cloud platform. The combination enables the connected home to function securely without fear of IoT device compromise. It detects anomalous behavior, blocks vulnerabilities, guards against IoT ransomware, protects privacy, and prevents malicious IoT misuse.
Avira SafeThings™ protects the service provider’s network from misuse and places the consumer’s home IoT devices beyond the reach of hackers. It delivers visibility of devices in the consumers’ connected homes and creates an opportunity to sell high-value services and prevent malicious misuse of smart home devices, all without the need for additional hardware.
Avira SafeThings™ is delivered as a white-label service or co-branded solution implemented on an ISP’s router. It can also be added to existing third-party routers.
How do we protect the home? By making the home router the monitoring and enforcement point. Running on top of the router’s firmware, SafeThings router agent provides the functionality to enforce highly granular security policies under the control of the SafeThings Protection Cloud.
Unlike more traditional approaches that rely on deep-packet inspection, SafeThings uses next-generation behavioral analysis algorithms to identify anomalies. It also helps to secure the router by scanning for known vulnerabilities. Above all, the Avira SafeThings router agent maintains consumer data privacy because it only monitors packet headers and records how traffic flows through the smart home network. It does not monitor what is in the payload.
Avira uses uses big data and machine intelligence to profile devices in the home, detect and control anomalies in real time. The SafeThings Protection Cloud is the central store for all the detection, classification, categorization and traffic information reported by the SafeThings router agent. It uses advanced machine learning algorithms and behavioral analysis techniques to learn normal activity, classify usage patterns and detect anomalies.
An app enables the end user to manage their home security directly on their mobile device. The SafeThings™ User Interface enables smart home owners to get an overview of all the devices connected to their network, monitor vulnerabilities and set custom rules. When events happen in the network the end user receives a notification within their mobile app, and can control their SafeThings protected network in real time.
The Avira SafeThings™ Insights and Management Centre is an optional custom- developed reporting tool for internet service providers. It enables a wide variety of data reporting from Avira SafeThings which can be provided via API or as a fully tailored solution.
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