Microsoft acquires ReFirm Labs to spice up its IoT safety choices

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Microsoft has acquired ReFirm Labs, the developer of the open-source Binwalk firmware security-analysis product, for an undisclosed quantity. Microsoft officers introduced the deal on June 2, saying that the acquisition of ReFirm will “improve chip-to-cloud safety” capabilities that Microsoft affords on the IoT entrance.

Fulton, Md.-based ReFirm Labs says that its Binwalk open-source expertise has been utilized by greater than 50,000 organizations worldwide. (The ReFirm staff launched Binwalk Open Supply in 2010 and based Refirm Labs in 2017.) Its tagline for Binwalk Enterprise is “Discover the holes in your machine safety beore attackers do.”

Microsoft is touting ReFirm as enabling it to higher present firmware evaluation and safety on clever edge units, starting from servers to IoT.

“The addition of ReFirm Labs to Microsoft will deliver each world-class experience in firmware safety and the Centrifuge firmware platform to reinforce our capacity to research and assist defend

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