- The sales of IoT aka smart features enabled consumer electronics is on a rise here
- This product also marks the entry of Israel-based Akita in India
BD Software Distribution Pvt. Ltd. (BD Soft), a distributor to Internet security technology companies has announced the launch of Akita in India. Dubbed as a cyber-IOT-device, the company said that Akita can protect all devices connected to a wireless network at home.
“Internet devices are a part of our everyday life, but not many understand that they are windows in to our homes, allowing attackers to access every device we have and see and hear even what’s going on behind the closed Doors. It’s time we actually play smart with smart homes, taking security seriously, protect your home and family with Akita, the watchdog that never sleeps,” noted Zakir Hussain, sales & marketing director, BD Soft India.
The company is retailing Akita through Amazon and offline retail stores. BD Soft said that the prices for the same would be Rs 9,000.
Akita can message consumers as well
BD Software informed that Akita is capable of safeguarding smart devices against hackers, malware, botnet attacks and cryptojacking. Akita, as per the company, uses military grade security protection retrofitted for use in homes.
“Protect your privacy, Home and devices from hackers, malware, botnet attacks and cryptojacking with Akita, the IoT watchdog station. Akita brings the Smartest Home Protection possible with three easy Steps – Scans > Blocks >Notifies. Akita uses military grade security protection retrofitted for the Home. Akita scans for unusual activity using a combination of behaviour analysis, machine learning and threat intelligence and immediately shuts it down, without slowing your network,” read BD Software’s official statement.
“If a threat is found Akita messages you and if you don’t recognize it, you can escalate it to experts at Akita, who are standing by you 24/7. The Akita device is powered by the Akita Cloud platform to Detect international security threats in real time, Monitor IOT behaviour (AI based) and use third party security intelligence sources,” it continued.
Akita also has a smartphone app, available for both iOS and Android. The app allows consumers to manage all Akita devices and all of the Internet of Things devices that Akita devices protect. It has continuous-vulnerability-monitoring and sends a weekly update on the security status of a network and issues to fix to keep WiFi network secure.