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Network Security Protocol for Internet-of-Things (IoT) & Operational Technology (OT) Networks and Devices

Technology Overview

Securing embedded IoT devices and networks are challenging due to the limited computing capabilities and communication bandwidth on the devices. This requires a different approach than those typical of Corporate IT networks with high-performance servers.

This software protocol innovation delivers enterprise-grade security with its patent-pending software development kit based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that is optimized for most devices with embedded microcontrollers. The software is pending certification by Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS). This technology consumes low power, uses low communication throughput to achieve enterprise-grade security.

In addition, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered IoT network monitoring software identify network anomaly with 99.2% accuracy, further securing the network by detecting unauthorised activities on the communication network.

A web-based dashboard makes managing Life Cycle of Digital Certificates easy with Open API through which IoT operators can easily manage digital certificates (X.509 or proprietary certificates) and integrate them easily with their preferred Certificate Authority (CA) or own CA server.

This innovation can be applied to industries where mission-critical sensors are deployed and requires high-security IoT network – Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Transportation, Healthcare, Defense, Government and Smart Cities. With cyber-security threat in focus, industries with mission-critical infrastructure need advanced protection. 

Technology Features & Specifications

The software consists of 3 parts:

1. Endpoint Security Software: A set of embedded software libraries (SDK) integrated as part of sensors firmware, so as to enable Authentication, Integrity and Confidentiality. These libraries implement the popular PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) for embedded devices.

2. Network Security Software: The embedded software libraries (SDK) encrypt data sent by sensors to gateways, clouds and data centres, irrespective of the communication protocol used, thus enabling a secure IoT communication channel. This includes managing security at the gateway and provisioning and update of certificates. All this is supported by a Dashboard that enables the managing endpoint & gateway security.

3. Network Monitoring Software: An Artificial Intelligence powered, server-based software, that can monitor, learn and predict anomaly (physical or digital tampering of devices) in the IOT Networks with 99.2% accuracy. 

Potential Applications

Key Industries: Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Transport, Healthcare, Defense, Government, Smart Cities, Safety & Security

Complementary Product Categories: PLCs, IoT Devices (Sensors, Actuators, Wearables, CCTVs, Meters, Intelligent Lights, HVAC etc); these products typically lack any security feature on their own; and with this security technology embedded on to them, they can be more secure.

Managed Service Software – IoT Network Monitoring module can be easily plugged into such software to monitor IoT networks

Customer Benefits

This technology implements a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to embedded IoT devices, improving network security, providing a more secure IoT network. 

Now Customers can enjoy advanced security on their IOT Networks that was earlier available only to the Corporate IT Networks.

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