Qualcomm’s Smart Protect Technology to Offer Better Mobile Security
Qualcomm is a renowned name in the world of mobile technologies and with each of their inventions; the brand has offered an advanced and practical digital solution to us. With its latest offering, the soon-to-release Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 mobile processor, the company is all set to provide users a better graphical experience as well as superior mobile security.
Qualcomm has come up with a new technology Smart Protect that will use cognitive computing to keep your mobile device and all the data stored therein, safe and secured. This technology is unlike most other security solutions that use a set of defined threat list to map its protection level and alert users in case a known threat is attempting an attack. This is simpler for the application to manage and doesn’t safeguard you from the newest threats as they may not be included in the application’s database. However, with the machine learning technology equipped in Smart Protect, Qualcomm will not only look for potential malware and threats in real time, but will also alert you on privacy and device security breach attempts.
The Zeroth technology that will also be set in the latest Qualcomm chip will also have the potential to identify malware even before a signature is available. Isn’t this what you can call next generation technology in the real sense? Qualcomm Director of Product Management, Asaf Ashkenazi has reiterated that "Qualcomm Technologies is uniquely equipped to address these issues with our ability to access lower layers of the software stack and dedicated security hardware, to create a device-based, behavioral analysis approach for mobile security."
So, what will this Qualcomm chip do in the most generic sense?
- It will come equipped with the built-in capacity to track the installed apps on your mobile and alert you in case there’s an unusual activity.
- It will look for unusual application behavior in real time and thereby protect you from malware and other Internet-borne threats that may be attempting to intrude your device.
- With this chip fitted in your mobile device, it will be far more secured than it presently is and you can simply relax.
- Security software companies can also make use of the technology used in the chip to increase awareness amongst their users. An API for the feature is already being offered to security application companies.
- Qualcomm is also working with device manufacturers and other security companies to create solutions, incorporated with these tools.
There’s still a few more months left for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip to reach you; it should come by early next year. So, till you get a completely secured mobile device set with the latest processor, watch out your Internet browsing habits and what the installed apps may silently be up to…