Verizon’s software-defined perimeter (SDP) will soon include Fhoosh security technology. The security software company today announced a strategic alliance with Verizon Enterprise Solutions that will see Fhoosh built into Verizon SDP.
The lightweight software protects data from inception to endpoints, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices, through sorting and transmission up to the cloud, said Fhoosh co-founder and CEO Eric Tobias. “The data is secure from inception or capture, through transmission, and at rest,” he said.
The technology takes any kind of data, disassembles it into fragments, and disassociates the fragments from each other. It then separately encrypts the fragments and then disperses them to data storage.
This secures the data by rendering it useless if breached. It also improves speed and performance, allowing users to securely stream end-to-end high-definition video, Tobias said.
“The latency is extremely low, in the micro-second range,” he said. “Typically, with LTE you’re in 50 or more milliseconds. We’re well below 1 percent of that to get that strong encryption. Plus we’re not compressing the data.”
Third-party evaluations certified Fhoosh up to eight times faster than not protecting data at all, Tobias said. “And if you overlay standard encryption, we’re like 15 times faster.”
Last June Fhoosh partnered with Verizon on an emergency responder technology demonstration event in Perry, Georgia. Verizon installed Fhoosh software on IoT sensor devices mounted on tactical K9s and robots. The test showed how the software enabled HD video streaming in real time, from the devices to the command and control center, for the first responders taking part in the simulations.
Today’s announcement builds on this Verizon-Fhoosh alliance, Tobias said, adding that his company’s software is lightweight enough to be installed on even the smallest IoT devices.
When asked which Verizon platforms the security software will run on top of, Tobias said the communications service provider will be the one to announce the product integrations.
“With Fhoosh innovations extending, enhancing, and speeding Verizon SDP, we have an opportunity to better safeguard data as we create completely new product solutions ranging from secure surveillance and entertainment live streaming, to turnkey offerings for emergency responders and smart cities, smartphones, and more,” said Verizon Asymmetric Solutions Architect Jeff Schweitzer in a statement.
Verizon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. But it’s probably safe to assume it will deploy Fhoosh software on its IoT platform, as well as its Virtual Network Services (VNS).
“It is designed to interplay with many different protocols including Verizon’s network services, and it can overlay with other encryptions, including transmission encryptions. It’s designed to interplay with all of that,” Tobias said.
Tobias said his company’s software isn’t replacing any existing security technologies, but rather it will compliment them. “It’s really extending and enhancing [the SDP],” he said. “It’s more secure and faster.”