Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Quectel modules above average in security

29 February 2024 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Quectel Wireless Solutions has announced that, according to a recent milestone report by Finite State, an independent third-party cybersecurity firm, nearly 95% of all Quectel modules shipped to the United States since the beginning of 2022 have industry-leading security scores based on penetration testing and binary analysis by Finite State.

The report highlights a notable enhancement in Quectel's security position, expanding the number of modules tested, and with scores across the tested modules improving from an average of 33 to 18, up from an average of 62 to 24 in previous testing. This represents a substantial improvement, as both the initial and revised scores significantly surpass the industry average of 98, with the lowest (best) score of 10. Further, the number of and severity of vulnerabilities Finite State identified in Quectel products or modules are significantly less than the industry standard and revealed a very limited attack surface. Those issues Finite State discovered were quickly remedied by Quectel.

This advanced phase of testing leverages Finite State's security technologies and expertise to conduct an exhaustive third-party evaluation of Quectel's modules. The advanced testing encompasses an array of sophisticated security assessments designed to fortify Quectel's modules against the evolving landscape of cyber threats, including binary analysis of numerous Quectel products, and both penetration testing and binary analysis of several Quectel cellular modules.

The continued integration of Finite State into Quectel’s transparency and security programme reaffirms Quectel’s commitment to pioneering unparalleled security practices in the IoT and telecommunications sectors.


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