Bloomfield Hills-based Karamba Security Expands Beyond Automotive Market

Karamba Security in Bloomfield Hills, a provider of embedded cybersecurity for the automotive industry, is expanding to other vertical markets.
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Karamba Security is expanding to markets beyond automotive as connected technology becomes more commonplace. // Stock photo

Karamba Security in Bloomfield Hills, a provider of embedded cybersecurity for the automotive industry, is expanding to other vertical markets.

Following deployments of its technology in automotive, including more than 32 engagements with car manufacturers and tier-1 automotive suppliers, manufacturers of enterprise edge devices, Industry 4.0 controllers, and other connected systems have used Karamba’s runtime integrity software to provide an active layer to their connected, deployed devices.

As connected technology becomes more commonplace, widespread attacks threaten to disrupt systems in cars, factories, homes, and more. Connected system providers are required to offer secured devices to protect their customers against brand damage, liability risks, and revenue loss resulting from large-scale cyberattacks.

“These attacks have a potential to disable transportation fleets, disrupt national power grids, or use in-home surveillance cameras to violate privacy,” says Ami Dotan, co-founder and CEO of Karamba. “Connected system providers are working harder than ever to ensure that their products are safe and secure. Embedding Karamba’s software into their existing infrastructures offers a new level of protection against hackers trying to exploit connected devices on a grand scale.”

The company also has formed a go-to-market partnership with embedded software firm Wind River in California to help automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and network providers to automatically embed self-protection security in their connected devices. The two companies collaborated for the automotive industry to expand the use of built-in, embedded, runtime integrity in the connected systems landscape.

“Karamba’s focus on protecting the runtime and software integrity in critical applications makes them a natural Wind River partner to expand our safe and secure product offering for customers across the markets we serve,” says Michel Genard, vice president of product at Wind River. “Cybersecurity is increasingly becoming a top priority across critical infrastructure sectors where embedded protection against cyberattacks is a must-have. Together with Karamba, we are contributing to the evolution of connected devices and systems with a preventative solution against advanced attacks.”

Karamba’s technology automatically hardens the full image of the connected system and prevents modification of factory settings. The embedded security is always on, including during runtime, so developers, providers, manufacturers, and vendors can offer products that are self-protected against cyberattacks.

“We quickly recognized that demand for our automated device hardening technology applies to multiple markets and a myriad of products,” says Dotan. “The mandate for security is being driven by manufacturers, suppliers, and business users alike, and we are able to offer a proven, production-ready solution that is automated, pragmatic, and simple. Offering automatically embedded security to software-defined products in automotive, Industry 4.0, IoT, and other products fit well with our partnership with Wind River.”

Karamba also has offices in Israel and Germany.

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