Byos “micro-gateway” Brings Zero Trust to WFH and Remote Endpoints ; Blocks “Dirty Half Dozen” Wi-Fi Attacks VPNs Cannot Touch

2020 marks the dawn of the era of the remote worker, and the need for organizations to secure their sensitive data and prevent contagion of corporate networks by their remote workforce has never been so great. It’s well timed that Byos had introduced the Byos™ μGateway™ (“micro-gateway”), a plug-and-play thumb drive-sized product that brings Zero Trust access to any remote Wi-Fi connection.

The pandemic has forced many organizations to rely on their employees’ home networks shared, which are typically shared with family members such as online gamers and others who may not be particularly security-aware. VPNs protect only data in transit, and can’t prevent the spread of malware and other risks such as the “Dirty Half Dozen” attacks:

  • Scanning, Enumerating, and Fingerprinting
  • Eavesdropping
  • Remote Access Exploits
  • Evil-Twin Wi-Fi
  • Lateral Network Infections
  • DNS hijacking

“It is a business imperative that employees and contractors can work from anywhere, with assurances that their connection is secure” said Byos CEO and Founder Matias Katz. “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 is currently no easy way to monitor their connection or provision new policies remotely.”

The Byos μGateway is hardened, embedded security stack on a small USB device that isolates each endpoint onto its own unique network micro-segment of one, protecting it from compromised networks and other compromised endpoints on the network. It lets employees, contractors and devices safely and securely connect to any network.

“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.

“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.

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