Karamba Security Announces License Agreement with Hitachi Kokusai Electric

Karamba Security (CEO & Co-founder: Ami Dotan, located in Hod Hasharon, Israel), and its IoT security partner Asgent, Inc. (JASDAQ: 4288, President & CEO: Takahiro Sugimoto, located in Chuo-ku, Tokyo) focusing on providing network and IoT endpoint security solutions, announced week that Karamba Security signed a multi-year license agreement for the use of Karamba XGuard Protect with Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. (Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer: Kaichiro Sakuma, located in Minato-ku, Tokyo) to enhance the security of IoT devices.

By implementing XGuard Protect, a seamlessly-embedded runtime integrity solution, into the systems of IoT products offered by Hitachi Kokusai Electric, it is possible to protect the devices against cybersecurity malware that launches malicious files and scripts, and to develop IoT devices that implement stronger security. Hitachi Kokusai Electric will first implement XGuard Protect in the high-end models of IoT product lines, with a view to gradually expanding it to other models of IoT devices.

Recently winning InterOp Tokyo 2021 Best of Show, Karamba’s Total IoT Security, a comprehensive IoT security solution, enables the embedding of security functions into the software of IoT devices. Its the main features are as follows:

  • Enhance the security of connected systems automatically by embedded runtime integrity.
  • Protect against a wide range of attacks, from file and script-based droppers to fileless attacks that exploit memory vulnerabilities such as buffer overflow.
  • Prevent attacks that exploit zero-day and n-day vulnerabilities and prevent false positives by Control Flow Integrity (CFI) and application whitelisting.
  • Perform binary analysis of the devices in order to expose supply chain cybersecurity risks and misconfigurations, which affect the end product security posture.

Ami Dotan, Karamba co-founder and CEO, said, “We are honored that Hitachi Kokusai Electric has chosen Karamba Security’s XGuard Protect to enhance the security of the IoT devices they are developing. The IoT market is growing more and more every day and has become a lucrative attack target for hackers. Hitachi Kokusai Electric can lead the IoT market by ensuring protection from cyber attacks. We are proud to partner with Hitachi Kokusai Electric to bring a new level of security to the IoT market.”

Tetsuya Shibasaki, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, said, “We were looking for a security solution that would prevent cyber attacks throughout the entire product lifecycle, given the nature of IoT devices. Karamba’s XGuard Protect meets our expectations as an embedded runtime integrity product that automatically enhances the security of connected devices. We have gained a useful partner to help us realize the safety and security of our society.”

About Karamba Security

Karamba Security is a leading embedded security company that provides industry-leading embedded cybersecurity solutions for connected devices. Manufacturers in automotive, Industry 4.0, enterprise edge, and Industrial IoT rely on Karamba’s products and services to seamlessly protect their connected devices against Remote Code Execution (RCE) and Command Injection. After over 70 successful engagements with Fortune 500 companies, automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and other manufacturers, connected device manufacturers trust Karamba’s award-winning solutions for protecting their customers against cyber threats.


About Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Hitachi Kokusai Electric develops, designs, and produces products such as wireless communication systems, broadcasting and video systems, and information systems for a wide range of industries, including social infrastructure. With the progress toward IoT and digitalization, Hitachi Kokusai Electric provides solutions that meet the challenges and needs of society, using wireless communication technology and video monitoring and image processing technology as its core. Through the development of superior technologies, products, and solutions, Hitachi Kokusai Electric is committed to the realization of a happy, safe, and secure society.


About Asgent, Inc.

Company Name: Asgent, Inc.
Headquarters: 6-4 Akashicho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0044
President & CEO: Takahiro Sugimoto
TEL: 81-3-6853-7401
Paid-In Capital: 771 Million Yen
Major Bank: Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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