VIENNA, Va., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PFP Cybersecurity, a unique provider of anomaly-based cyber security threat detection technology using machine learning and data analytics, today announced it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the recent report by Gartner, Inc., "Cool Vendors in Managing OT in a Digital Business, 2015."Gartner, Inc., a research and advisory firm, identifies new "Cool Vendors" in key technology and services areas each year. According to the report, Gartner chose vendors "that are helping to manage the unique needs of OT architectures."
"PFP Cybersecurity is a Cool Vendor because it is based on signal processing and physics, and, as such, does not depend on rule-based models to determine anomalies," said Earl Perkins, Analyst at Gartner, in the report. "The solution has no performance or operational impact, and works equally well in IT, OT and physical security automation environments. PFP also can be used in the burgeoning IoT market where needed."
"We are honored to be named a Gartner 'Cool Vendor' as we continue to spread awareness around our new technology," said Steven Chen, Founder and CEO of PFP Cybersecurity. "As the Internet of Everything becomes a reality, protection of these connected devices is becoming more and more important. It is only a matter of time until a critical safety system fails due to malware or counterfeit parts. This recognition from Gartner helps validate our work and demonstrate the need for strong protection of our industrial control systems and supply chains."
PFP Cybersecurity solves the detection gap problem with a physics-based approach for detecting sophisticated threats targeted at the supply chain, industrial control systems, IoT, cloud infrastructure and any chip-based computing system. PFP's anomaly detection software, both on premise and cloud based, uses a known baseline reading of the power usage of any microchip, and then using continuous monitoring or spot checking, can detect a change in power consumption behaviors, which indicate a change in the chip behavior associated with a potential security breach. The baseline can be updated dynamically in the field after events such as a firmware patch.
About PFP Cybersecurity
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., PFP Cybersecurity (aka Power Fingerprinting, Inc.) provides a unique, anomaly-based cyber security threat detection technology that can identify software and hardware intrusion including active and dormant attacks in machine time. With its innovative technology, PFP shortens the compromise detection gap to milliseconds by monitoring changes in electromagnetic signals, DC or AC power consumption. This physics-based technology can be applied to detect advanced malware and sophisticated threats in critical cyber systems. It can also detect hardware Trojans and counterfeits in the supply chain. For more information, please visit: www.pfpcyber.com
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