MacKeeper Partners with CUJO to Protect Smart Homes from Cyber Threats
As part of their partnership, MacKeeper’s parent company, Kromtech Alliance Corp., and CUJO signed a reseller deal under which MacKeeper will distribute CUJO devices among their customers starting in July 2016.
JULY 26, 2016
CUJO is a smart firewall that protects your connected home from criminal hackers. Using threat intelligence, machine learning, and cloud-computing to analyze device behavior, CUJO alerts of attempted threats and attacks by way of their user-friendly mobile app. Threats are automatically blocked once detected. Recently, CUJO was one of only a handful of global technology companies to be invited to TechCrunch’s sixth annual conference in New York City to demo live during the Startup Battlefield competition.
Despite the growing popularity of smart home devices, the vast majority of them do not have any security embedded making them a key access point for hackers to invade your network. These vulnerable smart devices allow potential for criminal hackers to gain access to all of your files, passwords, documents, pictures, and financial information making smart home security a necessity as the number of connected devices in each household and businesses continues to grow.
CUJO’s CEO, Einaras von Gravrock, emphasizes that exploits are less about individual devices than they are about opening up the entire network through a small and seemingly harmless smart gadget. “You may think, ‘So what? My lightbulb is going to get hacked. The challenge is what happens next. Once criminal hackers are in the network, they can get to the other devices. They can get to your camera, they can get to your PC and extract files, they can film you. The FBI director is on record as taping over his webcam when he goes home. That tells you that we’re very exposed.”
Being a member of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA), Kromtech’s MacKeeper contributes to online security and consumer protection by establishing best security practices provided by OTA members.
Alexander Kernishniuk, CEO of Kromtech Alliance Corp:
“With CUJO MacKeeper users have business-level protection in their homes, that prior was not possible anywhere on the market. CUJO Mackeeper will monitor everything that comes in and out of the network and stop hacks from happening. Since we focus on developing security software solutions for Macs, a lot of our users are already adopting smart technology in their homes. The more devices are interconnected, the more personal information is exposed to hacking attacks. That’s why, we are excited to give our customers the opportunity to be among the first to have this level of protection by CUJO”.
With IoT consumers increasingly exposed to home hacking, a brand new IoT security market has emerged. Gartner estimates that 25 billion connected devices will be in use by 2020 which means this problem will only become bigger. In a few years everyone will see having CUJO at home as a no brainer, like using a burglar alarm system today.
CUJO MacKeeper is now available to protect you in this rapidly changing, but potentially damaging new world of home and business hacking.