IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

IXDen Launches MFA Platform for IoT Devices

Israel’s IXDen is releasing a new software solution that will allow customers to protect a range of IoT devices with post-password authentication. Dubbed IXDen Smart Homes, the platform can be installed on virtually any smart device – including smart thermostats, smart routers, and smart cameras – securing them with multi-factor authentication that guards against cyberattacks and data theft.

IXDen Smart Homes is being launched in the wake of the massive breach of a Chinese smart device platform that compromised more than two billion personal records, as well as cameras and listening devices in people’s homes. According to IXDen, the breach demonstrates the need for better security on IoT devices.

“As more smart home devices hit the marketplace, consumers are increasingly opening themselves up to significant risk,” said IXDen Co-Founder and Co-CEO Zion Harel. “While there are many vendors providing home automation devices, there is a lack of accepted industry security standards. Our solutions enable customers to secure their smart home devices, and gives them the peace of mind that their lives remain secured and private.”

IXDen is not the only organization concerned about the lack of oversight regarding IoT devices. HID Global recently teamed up with Device Authority to help enterprises manage large IoT networks. The FIDO Alliance also launched an IoT working group to explore IoT regulatory standards that are in line with other certification standards like FIDO2.