Cloudflare wants to secure IoT connections to the internet


Many people are worried about putting smart internet-connected devices in their homes or offices because of flaws that could allow attackers into their private networks.

Web optimization and security firm Cloudflare is trying to alleviate those fears with a new service that could allow internet-of-things manufacturers to protect devices from attacks and deploy patches much quicker.

Cloudflare’s content delivery network is used by millions of people and companies to increase the performance of their websites and to protect them from malicious traffic. The company’s servers work as invisible proxies between websites and visitors, providing on-the-fly encryption and firewall protection.

That technology has now been adapted to protect IoT devices as part of a new service called Cloudflare Orbit, launched Thursday. The service is aimed at device manufacturers and promises to provide them with the ability to defend their customers’ devices against attacks even if they haven’t been patched yet.

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