Untrustable: Finding backdoors on your devices (the easy way)


Backdoors have always been featured heavily in cybersecurity news because they are easy to implement and difficult to detect.

At Hmatix, we define backdoors as ports or services that are open or enabled but not actively used by the device during its intended operation.

Backdoors are difficult to detect with existing tools because the process requires cross-referencing port scan data with network traffic logs. This is most often a manual process and misses out on substantial amounts of traffic that stays in the subnet and doesn’t reach the network probe.

With Hmatix Insights, we identify backdoors automatically within hours of deploying the Hmatix Edge for 1000s of devices at a time.

Identifying backdoors is only one of the Insights the Hmatix system can uncover. We identify many common Security, Performance, and Behavior issues and offer easy steps to resolve them.

Our proprietary distributed architecture also lets us analyze and control granular device behavior automatically. This results in more than 99% savings in per-device protection when compared to ACLs and Firewall rules.

At Hmatix, we believe in autonomous security that remediates issues without admin overhead.

Autonomous protection

Identifying devices and analyzing behavior is a great first step, but remediation can be a time-consuming process. At Hmatix, we believe in autonomous security that remediates issues without admin overhead.

This means creating rules and policies by hand is no longer required. Backdoors can be detected and patched as soon as your devices are connected to the Hmatix Edge. We’ve also shown how our distributed penetration testing technology can deliver clean, non-impacting penetration testing at the Edge that can even run on an hourly basis.


If you are looking to identify and close backdoors in your devices at scale, or bring devices to IT security compliance, contact us for a demo of Hmatix.