The Echo Plus is a cool new offering from Amazon, essentially updating the existing capability of an Amazon Echo with the addition of a Zigbee radio so that the device can act like a smart-home gateway. So how should smart-home manufacturers think of the Echo Plus, and how should it influence their product plans?
Ayla Networks just closed a $60 million Series D funding round to accelerate our growth. So what does that mean? On the surface, it means we have established a leadership position in a very large, fast-growing market. Gartner expects that spending on IoT devices and services will reach $2 trillion in 2017.
Providing IoT security is an ongoing effort, not a one-time process. New threats will always emerge. The latest vulnerability to present itself is the Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK), which exploits a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocols that are commonly used on Wi-Fi networks. The vulnerability allows attackers to intercept and inspect data that was encrypted by the Wi-Fi network.
Ayla has fostered in a global view of IoT since the early days of the company. Based in Silicon Valley, we have always had a strong presence in North America as we built out our business.
Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform accelerate the development, support, and ongoing enhancements of connected products for the IoT.
Ayla’s end-to-end software runs across devices, the cloud, and applications to provide secure connectivity, data analytics, and feature-rich user experiences for our customers as well as the end consumer.
Offered as a cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Ayla’s flexibility and modularity enables rapid changes to be made to practically any point of the platform at any time.