Integrated home, network security in single appliance on display at CES 2018

Fortress Cyber Security has announced its Fortress UTM PLUS system, billed as "the only unified threat management product patented to integrate home security and network security in a single appliance."

Integrated home, network security in single appliance on display at CES 2018
Integrated home, network security in single appliance on display at CES 2018

Fortress Cyber Security has announced its Fortress UTM PLUS system, billed as "the only unified threat management product patented to integrate home security and network security in a single appliance." The new unit will be on display at CES 2018, taking place January 9-12 in Las Vegas.

First launched in 2017, the Fortress UTM platform was designed to secure computers, smart devices and Internet of Things (IoT) systems with intrusion detection and prevention, firewall and anti-virus for all Wi-Fi and IoT/Ethernet attached systems, including smart devices and also provides attacker behavior detection and device vulnerability assessments. The Fortress UTM PLUS system holds a US patent for its innovative combination of home security and cyber security functionality within one physical device, with packet-processing rule sets based on predicted attack vectors and related attack probabilities.

According to the manufacturer, "with home security and network security in a single appliance, the Fortress UTM PLUS is able to deliver a 'Total Life Security' solution to ensure consumers can track all components of their security needs via a single device with a single help line for questions about any aspect of life security."

Per a company press release, "The Fortress UTM PLUS is [a] security home-hub that provides enterprise-level cyber security for the home, including robust home security integration, parental controls, and cyber-identity monitoring. Users simply select the desired level of security and the appliance does the rest. Security levels allow users to adjust system behaviors such as event-based notifications and automated actions. All product features are manageable via touchscreen or mobile apps. The solution comes with CyberGuard, a breach monitoring platform and security concierge, providing access to a 24/7 consumer-focused security center. This service provides proprietary information monitoring alerts consumers of events such as stolen cyber credentials, online sites breached and new cyber threats."

“The security of personal information as connected to wireless and IoT appliances and devices has been a concern for some time now, but with wireless home security technology gaining in popularity, this represents a major new attack vector on the modern connected home,” says Alex Santos, CEO of Fortress Cyber Security. “Not only do consumers need to ensure their identity is secure in the IoT, they must also ensure hackers do not gain access to electronic doors and locks. The Fortress UTM Plus provides Total Life Security, giving consumers one point of reference to ensure all aspects of their life – both physical and network – are safe and secured.”

The Fortress UTM PLUS provides enterprise-grade protection for personal, business and smart home use. The appliance is powered by an ARM processor from NXP Semiconductor and features dual band 3/3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, full router capabilities and 4 Gigabit-Ethernet ports. In addition to its integrated home security patent, the Fortress UTM PLUS system is also patented for its “command & control” network functionality that delivers optimum protection of connected devices through packet-processing rule sets based on predicted attack vectors and related attack probabilities. Fortress is currently seeking partnerships with “last mile” service providers, home security providers, high-end home builders and financial reporting agencies.

During CES, the company will display theFortress UTM PLUS at its booth #2305 in the Westgate Ballroom. The solution will also be on display at the ShowStoppers event taking place the evening of January 9 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas in the Lafite Ballroom. For more information, visit http://www.fortresscs.com/.

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