Mocana debuts next generation security platform for industrial IoT devices, industrial clouds

Mocana Corp. announced Thursday availability of the Mocana IoT Security Platform, a comprehensive full-stack security solution to protect industrial IoT devices, industrial clouds and device-to-cloud communications. The company also announced new capabilities giving industrial manufacturers the power to leverage hardware-based security technologies and automated digital certificate management to harden devices and enable scalable IoT deployments.

The Mocana platform provides a full-stack solution for securing IoT systems from the endpoint, to the gateway, to the cloud and back again. The platform includes a unique, inside-out hardening approach that ensures endpoint and gateway trustworthiness, data and device integrity, authentication and confidentiality.

The new Mocana IoT Security Platform provides software capabilities, a set of simple APIs and a path to utilize Mocana’s planned management and analytics capabilities.

The new Mocana IoT Security Platform builds upon the Mocana Security of Things Platform and includes Mocana Trust Engine, a vendor-agnostic trust abstraction layer that allows device manufacturers to take advantage of the latest security chip technologies, such as the Infineon OPTIGA Trusted Platform Module (TPM), ARM TrustZone, Intel SGX and Intel EPID; and automated certificate management that delivers support for automated certificate management using Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST) and trust chaining to ensure a lifecycle of trust for secure boot, secure firmware updates and trusted operations.

The full-stack architecture and strong cryptographic engine ensure authentication, integrity, confidentiality, visibility and control for devices, gateways and cloud applications. The software abstracts the underlying hardware, enabling applications to call cryptographic functions through a single API. OpenSSL-compatibility interface allows customers to replace OpenSSL with a lightweight defense-grade crypto library.

Mocana is trusted by more than 200 manufacturers and IoT companies, and its software is integrated with over 70 chipsets, 30 operating systems and supports networking environments such as SSL, SSH, multicast, IPsec and wireless. Mocana plans to introduce management and analytics capabilities later this year to provide a new level of visibility and control into IoT devices.

Hundreds of companies, including Schneider Electric, Wind River, Intel, Infineon Technologies AG, DDC-I and GE have integrated Mocana’s effective cybersecurity software into industrial control systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), cloud platforms, remote terminal units (RTUs), electronic devices (IEDs), device gateways and controllers.

With the new platform, customers and partners are further protecting IoT devices and industrial clouds against cyberattacks that are shutting down power grids, forcing massive segments of the Internet offline and threatening the safety of critical infrastructures.

“When it comes to mission-critical IoT security, there is no middle-ground or acceptable margin for error. Hackers have demonstrated their ability to get behind firewalls and take over IoT devices. Once a hacker has control of an IoT device or controller behind a firewall, they can wreak havoc by manipulating flow controls, valves, compressors, power systems and engine controls that result in loss of critical services and loss of life,” said William Diotte, CEO of Mocana. “The Mocana IoT Security Platform is the most comprehensive IoT security solution for industrial manufacturers that are concerned about cyberattacks on embedded systems, IoT devices and industrial cloud systems.”

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