Snapdragon seems to be a on roll these days, with its recent announcements including the one for Adreno 530 GPU which they say will be 40 percent faster while consuming 40 percent less power, in another announcement they excited the photography enthusiasts by their new image signal processing (ISP) unit which they claim to be capable of producing DSLR quality pictures.
And on Monday Qualcomm announced their new technology which is called Smart Protect that will ship with the Snapdragon 820 processor. This new technology will use the real-time machine learning to detect the zero-day malware threats thereby enhancing personal privacy and device security. This technology would become the first application that will utilize the Qualcomm Zeroth Technology supporting the conventional anti-malware solutions by its real-time malware detection intelligence.
How this works?
Smart Protect analyzes and identifies the potential threats prior to new signature updates hence complimenting the current signature based ant-malware solutions. This technology would also be valuable to the Original Equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the anti-malware applications providers for performing casual analysis on these identified threats and provide real time information to the users. QTI is working closely with mobile security solution providers like AVG, AVAST and Norton to make use of the Smart Protect technology within commercial malware apps. This technology will benefit a lot by giving us improved anti-malware protection with minimal impact on the battery life or device performance.
When is this expected to come?
The Snapdragon Smart Protect is expected to be available from 2016 with the Snapdragon 820 processors.