Snapdragon Smart Protect mobile security technology announced


Qualcomm Technologies said consumer devices on Snapdragon 820 processor will have Snapdragon Smart Protect mobile security technology.

Snapdragon 820 processor will be available in 2016.

Snapdragon Smart Protect mobile security technology provides on-device machine learning designed to support detection of zero-day malware threats for improved personal privacy and device security, said Qualcomm.

Snapdragon Smart Protect utilizes Qualcomm Zeroth technology, augmenting anti-malware solutions by supporting on device real-time malware detection, classification and cause analysis using a cognitive computing behavioral engine.

Snapdragon Smart Protect complements existing signature-based anti-malware solutions by analyzing and identifying new threats prior to new signature updates.

OEMs and mobile anti-malware application providers can also use Snapdragon Smart Protect API’s to perform valuable causal analysis, offering users and the mobile industry real-time information of identified threats.

“Snapdragon Smart Protect supports deep on-device monitoring for instantaneous notifications of detected privacy violations and malicious activity while also providing great system performance and battery life,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.

Qualcomm is working with OEMs and mobile security providers like Avast, AVG and Lookout to make Snapdragon Smart Protect capabilities available within commercial anti-malware apps.

Snapdragon Smart Protect supports OEMs and mobile security software vendors to enhance their existing security products, and to differentiate and harden their solutions against potential attacks.

Telecom operators can reduce the burden of fraudulent charges and network congestion often associated with malware-infected devices, while consumers benefit from improved protection of personal data with minimal impact on device performance or battery life.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm Life announced its tie-up with Davita Healthcare Partners and P2Link to develop chronic care management solutions powered by Qualcomm Life’s 2net Device Connectivity Platform and HealthyCircles Care Coordination Platform at Connect 2015 conference in California.

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