Mocana attains traction by securing CalAmp’s IoT devices; joins the Trusted Computing Group to bring strong root of trust

Mocana announced this week that wireless products, services and solutions vendor CalAmp will be securing its router family of IP connected devices, which includes the Viper SC+, with Mocana’s Security of Things Platform. This agreement solidifies Mocana position as a vendor in the IoT security space, with other OEMs choosing Mocana’s software suite.

CalAmp’s move to secure with Mocana helps ensure that it will be delivering hardware with safety in mind. CalAmp will be joining industry leaders to spearhead the movement to design security into their products.

Earlier this week, Mocana joined the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), a member-driven standards group that has developed a number of widely adopted standards that can be used for security in the Internet of Things. As a contributor member in TCG, Mocana, with other members, will participate in the development of new specifications and evolution of existing ones.

Mocana provides the Mocana Security of Things Platform — a high-performance, ultra-optimized, OS-independent, high-assurance security solution for any device class. The platform is being rapidly adopted by next-gen IoT device designers who demand architectural freedom, and who understand the complexity and risk exposure inherent in in-house and other solutions.

“Mocana’s Security of Things Platform is proven to keep next-generation devices safe. Not only do we keep devices protected, but our software has architectural benefits not available in other security software,” said Bill Diotte, CEO at Mocana.

CalAmp is a pure-play pioneer in the connected vehicle and broader Industrial Internet of Things marketplace. Its line of communications devices, scalable telematics cloud services, and targeted software applications streamline otherwise complex Machine-to-Machine (M2M) deployments.  These solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business-critical data and desired intelligence from high-value mobile and remote assets. CalAmp is headquartered in Irvine, California and has been publicly traded since 1983.

Mocana is currently developing software technology that works with Trusted Platform Module, or TPM, specifications to enhance security surrounding sensitive information on devices containing a TPM.

“We believe that joining TCG will strengthen our stance as a leader in security software technology as we work to advance and build software that will go down to the root. We are developing software that enables IoT devices and systems to be secure and trusted starting from the hardware. We are excited to collaborate with TCG and share the knowledge we have to provide better techniques and methods of security across next-generation devices,” said Mocana’s Chief Executive Officer, Bill Diotte.

“With the explosion of interconnected devices, data and networks in the IoT has come an equal explosion in security issues — hacks, attacks, vulnerabilities, zero day exploits and more,” said Mark Schiller, executive director, Trusted Computing Group. “We welcome the expertise and contributions of Mocana and its experts in evolving proven concepts of trust into the Internet of Things for security.”

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