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Dojo-Labs aims to tap into Internet of Things device security

The company becomes one of the first security technology firms to actively target the Internet of Things platform.

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Samsung's ARTIK platform is a major up-and-comer. (Image: CNET/CBS Interactive)

Israeli security startup Dojo-Labs has a new target in mind: smart home devices.

The company announced Wednesday it will expand its security technology, designed to prevent attacks and detect intrusions, on the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) device level.

The first iteration of the company's platform-level technology landed in its debut security device, dubbed Dojo, which ships in March. The system is designed to connect to home networks, detect intrusions, and prevent attacks through machine learning and behavior tracking.

By expanding to the IoT level, the company, which has $1.5 million in seed funding, aims to act as a layer between smart devices and incoming threats.

Samsung's ARTIK platform will be the first to demo Dojo-Labs' technology at the gateway level. From there, any ARTIK-connected device can be monitored by the platform.

"The IoT is expanding rapidly, but much of our data within it is vulnerable," said Yossi Atias, the company's chief executive in remarks. "The ability to integrate our security technology into any IoT platform enables us to protect even more devices."

Gartner says that there are currently more than four billion connected devices so far, which will likely jump to six billion by next year.

The company's aim down the line is to have Dojo's security on every device, and on more platforms as the IoT market expands.

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