Argus Cyber Security and Check Point Partner to Protect Connected Cars From Hackers

Jan 20, 2016, 09:00 ET from Argus Cyber Security Ltd. and Check Point Software Technologies

TEL AVIV, Israel, January 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Argus Cyber Security Ltd., the automotive cyber security pioneer, today announced they will partner with Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, to dramatically reduce threats and risks for connected cars.

"Argus' mission is to promote car connectivity without compromising on safety, security and privacy," said Yoni Heilbronn, Vice President of Marketing at Argus Cyber Security. "Partnering with the world's leading cyber security vendor emphasizes Argus' commitment to achieving that goal. By bringing together Argus' innovative in-vehicle intrusion detection and prevention capabilities and Check Point's unmatched expertise in providing secure connectivity solutions we can now provide a joint offering that answers current and future cyber security needs of the automotive industry."

Argus' Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) for in-vehicle cyber security, integrated with Check Point's Capsule secure connectivity solution, is designed to reduce cyber-attacks against connected cars, a practice commonly known as car-hacking.

Threats of car-hacking are a growing concern for connected cars. Whether or not the attacks on cars are successful depends on each car manufacturer (OEM) and its Tier-1 suppliers' security implementations. Carmakers implementing the integrated solution will benefit from real-time detection, alerting and prevention of cyber-attacks, based on the analysis of both in-vehicle and out-of-vehicle communication.

"Internet-connected telematics and infotainment systems have developed into new areas for cyber attackers," said Alon Kantor, Vice President of Business Development at Check Point. "Together with Argus, Check Point is extending its industry-leading technology into automotive cyber security, creating a holistic, cloud-based approach to staying ahead of threats in these new business models created by the Internet of Things."

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Integration of Argus' IDPS with Check Point's Capsule is available today.

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Argus is a global automotive cyber security leader, helping car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers and aftermarket connectivity providers protect connected cars and commercial vehicles from car-hacking. Founded in 2013 by cyber security experts, Argus solutions combine innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with deep understanding of automotive best practices. Argus' R&D is based in Tel-Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, the Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo. For further information visit http://www.argus-sec.com

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