Internet of Things (IoT) Security

Future-proof cyber-physical systems with the world’s most advanced enterprise-ready solutions for securing industrial control systems, retail, and IOT devices.

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Protect your critical environments from future forms of attacks & accidental infections

Recent computing advancements, unsuitable antivirus compatibility, and frequent USB usage have increased the attack surface across the multi-vertical IOT security landscape. Industry attacks have targeted decades-old cyber-physical systems to use the very protocols defined by the manufacturers against them. The implications of an IOT attack have serious implications including:

  • Affliction to personal and sometimes loss of life
  • Intelligence illicitly gathered
  • Downtime to operations, costing millions in remediation
  • Invalid data displayed to operations
  • Invalid and unhygienic programming sent to controller

Did you know?

The cost of a breach is greater than the cost of protection.

Anti-malware, Redefined.

Plug & play USB scanning

A high degree of protection can be achieved by leveraging IOT security for a transiting USB device. Air-gapped environments are frozen in time and host unseen classes of malware, often via a transiting USB device between the OT and IT networks. Monitoring at a network security level does not enable organizations to prevent even accidental infections. Our plug & play USB scanning station is endowed with artificial intelligence technologies to prevent known, unknown and future forms of attacks, such as adversarial machine learning. This protects industrial IOT environments in various segments such as manufacturing, pharmaceutical, oil gas, shipping, drilling, and more inside this threat landscape. Featuring technologies include:

  • Neural Networks 
  • Enforcement Driver
  • Advanced Machine Learning 
  • Signatures 
  • Emulation 
  • File Reputation

Industry Attacks

Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) are key attack vectors. Infections occur via network exploits and USBs.

Industrial IOT Environments

Your facility does not have to be a target; accidental infections happen daily. Implement control points to protect against USB-borne malware, network intrusion, and zero-day exploits to industrial control systems with ICSP and CSP integration.

Utilities & Energy

Whether your industrial control system is 20 years old or modern-day technology, our IOT security solutions provide you a high degree of protection without replacing existing equipment, software or downstream operations.


Cyber criminals continue endangering patient safety by tampering with medical devices and continue to manipulate PHI and PII data. Deploy application whitelisting and sandboxing capabilities to prevent malware such as ransomware or spyware from installing and executing; control access to external hardware (e.g. USB) and the users / groups that can install applications on your medical IOT devices.

Thousands of engineers work to protect your critical environments

Here’s how:

Neural Networks

  • Enhances our industry-leading efficacy with artificial intelligence technologies
  • Up to 15% more detection capabilities on real work samples
  • Expand capability to protect against future forms of attacks, such as adversarial machine learning
  • Organic self-adaptation to changing environments, threats and more
  • These improvements in anti-malware can be used across control points – email, web traffic, and endpoints

Advanced Machine Learning

  • Leveraging malware samples from 175 millions of endpoints around the world, our engine uses this trained multi-dimensional behavioral model to identify large classes of malware, both known and unknown
  • Signature-less detection 
  • Multiple decision forests trained weekly with in-field samples


  • “Wisdom of the crowd”
  • File reputation and insight data collected from 175 million endpoints
  • We leverage these reputation ratings in our products to block entirely new attacks, and to provide another feed into our engine when rapidly processing files


  • Scans and eradicates malware that arrives via USB
  • Algorithm-based instrumented signatures to cover large filesets
  • Maintains information on prevalent threats and can retrieve information on all known vulnerabilities when cloud access is available
  • A single signature can cover up to 100 variants of a malware


  • Samples are executed in a lightweight virtual machine to cause threats to reveal themselves in an emulated environment
  • X86 Emulation Obfuscated Threat
  • JS emulation
  • VBS/VBA emulation
  • Unrar/UnZip
  • PE/Non-PE

Did you know?

Built and powered by the largest civilian threat intelligence network.

Critical System Protection

Timeless, signatureless, policy-based endpoint security and compliance.

Building a cyber defense arsenal for IOT systems requires control points for a vast range of operating systems and device-specific threats. Our lightweight behavioral hardening engine is purpose-built to protect legacy and EOL systems, by adding layers of defense at the kernel level to prevent unhygienic operations to your endpoints. Naturalizing defense on fixed-function systems through our application whitelisting approach ensures IOT device security , freezing systems such that malicious content is unable to run. Critical System Protection isolates IOT devices from network intrusion, zero-day exploits, and other future forms of attacks. Features include:

  • Streamlined Application Whitelisting
  • Anti-exploit Techniques
  • Supports Windows 2000/XP/10 & Linux
  • Memory footprint less than 20MB
  • CPU utilization of less than 1 percent

Don’t Detect, Prevent.

These solutions work together, and with the rest of the Symantec product portfolio, thanks to our Integrated Cyber Defense (ICD) platform. Unify cloud and on-premises security to provide threat protection, information protection and compliance across all endpoints, networks, email, and cloud applications. Our solutions enact control points with enterprise-ready proven solutions to protect your critical environments from both known and unknown attacks.

Industry Recognition

Symantec wins Industrial IOT best practices award


ICSP uses the world’s most advanced threat detection engine which has won AV-Test’s best protection


Symantec is a founding member of the IOT Cybersecurity Alliance.


Symantec protects large-scale attacks in critical infrastructure.


Customer Success

Symantec protects the worlds #1 ATM manufacturer from advanced adversaries and unknown malware.

Symantec is inter-operable with customers using Emerson industrial control systems.

Rockwell Automation works with Symantec to provide protection to operational technology.