Magna International, a leading automotive solution provider has announced a partnership with Argus Cyber Security to deliver a vehicle security solutions. The collaboration comes in the light of the very public consequences of the recent Chrysler Jeep hacking scandal of last July.
Argus technology is a ready-to-embed, cyber security solution for automobiles and aftermarket connectivity platforms.
In a recent press release, Magna International said that the solution protects a vehicle’s critical on-board systems from being hacked and can be integrated into any vehicle product line with no changes required to the vehicle’s architecture and that the technology is applicable to any connected vehicle, anywhere in the world.
“With the connected car market growing, the need to have a protected environment and secure data is becoming more urgent and we are taking a proactive approach in delivering a solution to our customers,” said Swamy Kotagiri, Magna’s Chief Technology Officer. “We feel confident in the Argus team, their expertise and speed-to-market. In addition, this partnership is key to our focus on vehicle-based connectivity solutions as a core part of our electronics strategy.”
Through this partnership, Magna brings a range of automotive electronic systems, as well as safety-critical system design expertise, while Argus delivers its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solution and cloud-based monitoring service.
“Argus’ mission is to promote car connectivity without compromising on security. We are certain that our joint offering would help enhance passenger safety and make the road a safer place,” said Ofer Ben-Noon , Argus’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Magna’s strong commitment and unique market position will allow Argus to expedite its growth strategy and further strengthen its market reach.”