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Los Angeles, California (October 24, 2023) CUJO AI, the leading provider of device intelligence and home network security solutions, today announced that it will offer an additional service on its platform to detect, identify, and secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices that use the Thread mesh network protocol and the Matter fabric. These capabilities further enhance CUJO AI’s commitment to providing comprehensive, future-proof device intelligence and network security to consumers and network operators.

Thread, the low-latency wireless mesh protocol for IoT devices, is one of the core technologies behind the growing adoption of Matter, an application-level protocol supported by an international community of over 540 technology companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, and IKEA. Until now, Thread networks and devices stayed essentially invisible to network service providers (NSPs), limiting the range and granularity of insights into IoT device adoption and security issues.

The low-power protocol is supported and promoted by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), which has created the Matter standard. Matter simplifies and secures IoT device interoperability across platforms and aims to have a streamlined certification process and reduce IoT manufacturer expenses associated with supporting multiple standards. The standard simplifies the setup and management of IoT devices for consumers, eliminating the need for numerous applications and other major obstacles to widespread adoption of consumer IoT technology.

IoT devices have many publicly known vulnerabilities, some of which can allow an attacker to penetrate the entire home network and cause a lot of damage. As the growing adoption of Matter is likely to spark a new surge in IoT devices in consumer homes, the visibility of Thread devices can pose significant cybersecurity challenges to network service providers, as vulnerable IoT devices are being targeted by malicious actors, according to the data from the 2023 cybersecurity report by CUJO AI Labs.

The addition of Thread and Matter into CUJO AI’s advanced device intelligence capabilities offers significant enhancements for network operators even beyond consumer cybersecurity. With CUJO AI Explorer and Lens, operators can achieve industry-leading device identification for Thread and Matter devices, providing valuable insights into technology adoption and its impact on core services. This enables network service providers to predict the increased demand for network connectivity, anticipate the need for automation, and optimize the quality of service. By leveraging CUJO AI’s device intelligence, NSPs can make informed decisions, streamline operations, and deliver exceptional connectivity and services to their customers.

“CUJO AI is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge device identification cybersecurity solutions that adapt to the evolving IoT landscape,” said Remko Vos, CEO, CUJO AI. “By integrating with Matter and Thread, we are at the forefront of providing our customers with comprehensive protection and valuable insights for a full range of connected devices.”

With the recent announcement of Matter standard 1.1 and strong support from industry leaders, including Apple, Google, Ikea, and Samsung, Matter-enabled devices are set to become increasingly popular. CUJO AI continues to deliver on its mission to provide advanced device intelligence and network security solutions that meet the evolving needs of the IoT landscape.

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CUJO AI boosts the ability to understand, serve and protect their customers with advanced cybersecurity and granular network and device intelligence for network service providers. Deployed in 50 million homes and covering over 2 billion connected devices, CUJO AI’s advanced AI algorithms help clients uncover previously unavailable insights to raise the bar on customer experience & retention with new value propositions and superior operational services. Fully compliant with all privacy regulations, CUJO AI services are trusted by the largest broadband operators worldwide, including Comcast, Charter Communications, TELUS, Sky UK, Sky Italia, Rogers, Cox, Shaw, and Videotron.

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