Cujo AI uses Matter to secure IoT devices

  • October 30, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson
Remko Vos, CEO of Cujo AI.

California-based Cujo AI, a provider of device intelligence and home network security, is offering a service to detect, identify and secure IoT devices that use the Thread mesh network protocol and the Matter fabric.

This is said to enhance Cujo AI’s commitment to providing comprehensive, future-proof device intelligence and network security to consumers and network operators.

Thread, the low-latency wireless mesh protocol for IoT devices, is one of the core technologies behind the growing adoption of Matter, an application-level protocol supported by an international community of over 540 technology companies, including Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung and Ikea. Until now, Thread networks and devices stayed essentially invisible to network service providers (NSPs), limiting the range and granularity of insights into IoT device adoption and security issues.

The low-power protocol is supported and promoted by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), which has created the Matter standard. Matter simplifies and secures IoT device interoperability across platforms and aims to have a streamlined certification process and reduce IoT manufacturer expenses associated with supporting multiple standards. The standard simplifies the setup and management of IoT devices for consumers, eliminating the need for numerous applications and other major obstacles to widespread adoption of consumer IoT technology.

IoT devices have many publicly known vulnerabilities, some of which can allow an attacker to penetrate the entire home network and cause a lot of damage. As the growing adoption of Matter is likely to spark a surge in IoT devices in consumer homes, the visibility of Thread devices can pose significant cyber-security problems for NSPs, as vulnerable IoT devices are being targeted by malicious actors, according to data from the 2023 cyber-security report by Cujo AI Labs.

The addition of Thread and Matter into Cujo AI’s device intelligence capabilities offers enhancements for network operators even beyond consumer cyber security.

With Cujo AI Explorer and Lens, operators can achieve identification for Thread and Matter devices, providing insights into technology adoption and its impact on core services. This enables NSPs to predict the increased demand for network connectivity, anticipate the need for automation, and optimise the quality of service. By leveraging Cujo AI’s device intelligence, NSPs can make informed decisions, streamline operations, and deliver connectivity and services to their customers.

“Cujo AI is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge device identification cyber security that adapts to the evolving IoT landscape,” said Remko Vos, CEO of Cujo AI. “By integrating with Matter and Thread, we are at the forefront of providing our customers with comprehensive protection and valuable insights for a full range of connected devices.”

With the recent announcement of Matter standard 1.1 and support from industry leaders, Matter-enabled devices are set to become increasingly popular.

Cujo AI ( boosts the ability to understand, serve and protect users with cyber security and granular network and device intelligence for network service providers. Deployed in 50 million homes and covering over two billion connected devices, its AI algorithms help clients uncover previously unavailable insights.