Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor to offer “Smart Protect” – High Security and Malware Detection

Qualcomm on Monday announced new technology called Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor is the first platform offering Snapdragon Smart Protect, providing real-time, on-device machine learning designed to support accurate and effective detection of zero-day malware threats for improved personal privacy and device security. Snapdragon Smart Protect is also the first application to utilize Qualcomm Zeroth technology, augmenting conventional anti-malware solutions by supporting on device real-time malware detection, classification and cause analysis using an advanced cognitive computing behavioral engine.

snapdragon smart protectQualcomm isn’t going to sit on the technology; it is working with OEMS and mobile security providers, too. The collaboration should lead to more secure apps and a generally safer mobile experience.


“With consumers storing more personal information on their devices, data leakage incidents and malware are on the rise. 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,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon Smart Protect supports deep on-device monitoring for nearly instantaneous notifications of detected privacy violations and malicious activity while also providing great system performance and battery life.”

Snapdragon Smart Protect is expected be available in consumer devices in the first half of 2016, in conjunction with the Snapdragon 820 processor.

Source: qualcomm

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