|7 June 2016|

London

One of the main challenges facing those developing the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape is security. Protecting users and safeguarding newly interconnected systems is key to ensuring its widespread adoption and the undoubted benefits it brings.

To help give consumers greater confidence, leading internet security vendor BullGuard, has developed a world its IoT Scanner – a powerful free tool for consumers that reveals connected devices that could be vulnerable to hackers.

BullGuard IoT Scanner allows anyone to quickly scan to see if their smart devices or network are accessible to hackers. If a user’s smart device is flagged as being vulnerable, details about the specific security issues are provided. This includes security cameras, baby monitors, Smart TVs and wearables that may be visible to hackers.

“The Internet of Things has moved rapidly from an early adopter market into the mainstream, but in doing so has introduced a range of new security concerns for consumers,” said Paul Lipman, CEO, BullGuard.“ We’ve made an important first step towards addressing these issues with IoT Scanner, a tool that allows anyone to check if smart devices in their home are secure.”

Paul added:“The responsibility for ensuring that connected devices are secure is shared between consumers, manufacturers and security vendors, and it’s important that each does their part. We have developed the BullGuard IoT Scanner to put consumers in control. It’s fast, easy and free, and offers vital peace of mind.”