Cloudflare has now announced that along with securing websites, they are all set to secure IoT devices too with their new security product called Orbit.
The available IoT solutions are still suffering from DDoS and hacking. This is the reason software industries are not relying on new IoT computing approaches. Instead, they are still sticking to the PC approach.
Certainly, IoT is way different from how PC works and behaves. The customers will never do a software update for their appliances because they never had the same kind of understanding and necessity as they have for PCs.
Here comes Orbit, which provides safety to the devices even if the device is running past its OS expiration date. Orbit is created to provide an alternative approach to the patch system which IoT companies are using to secure the devices.
Cloudflare is already safeguarding more than 120 million IoT devices. Lockitron is among one of the top IoT companies with which CloudFlare is working to develop Orbit. “Keeping our products and customers secure is our primary concern,” says Paul Gerhardt, co-founder of Lockitron.
IoT manufacturers can directly write their logic on CloudFlare's edge, update their own firewall rules to run on Cloudflare which ultimately updates the Cloudflare Orbit. This will ease out the tension of manufacturers by providing them a secure connection between IoT devices and the origin server. In the case of any issues, Orbit itself allows manufacturers to deploy virtual patches and block vulnerabilities across their devices and network.