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Advantech, Mocana partnership supports IoT edge device security solution utilizing Mocana TrustPoint

16 June 2020

Advantech, a developer of internet of things (IoT) intelligent systems and embedded platforms, and Mocana, a provider of cyber protection solutions for operation technology (OT), have announced a new partnership to bring Mocana’s end-to-end protection capabilities to industrial IoT (IIoT) devices utilizing Advantech IoT gateway devices.

The Mocana TrustPoint solution includes on-board protection for the IIoT and will be preloaded and integrated on select Advantech IoT gateways. This provides manufacturers, original equipment manufacturersSource: AdvantechSource: Advantech (OEMs) and operators a comprehensive software solution for IoT device protection, and ensures IoT devices function as intended by design and provide trusted data for lifecycle management and analytics.

Key benefits of the integration of Mocana TrustPoint with Advantech’s IoT gateways include:

  • Automating the deployment, enrollment, configuration, updates and monitoring of a near-unlimited number of IIoT endpoints with security orchestration.
  • Ensuring IIoT endpoints function as designed and provide trusted data.
  • Safeguarding the integrity of an IIoT product from the time it leaves a manufacturing facility to when it reaches an end customer (maintaining tamper-resistant supply chain integrity).
  • Minimizing GDPR risk by stopping IIoT endpoints from use as a backdoor for malicious exploits targeting IT networks.
  • Facilitating adherence to compliance- and risk-based standards, such as ISO/SAE 21434, NERC-CIP and ISA/IEC 62443.

Mocana TrustPoint on Advantech IoT devices also works seamlessly with Mocana TrustCenter Services. The Mocana TrustCenter operations platform provides a tamper-resistant and scalable workflow for transfer of ownership and lifecycle management of devices, fully integrated with authentication and certification services. It automates provisioning, orchestration and management of devices for scalable enrollment and trusted software updates to wired, wireless and air-gapped devices.

Advantech’s IoT gateways, such as UNO and WISE gateways, are designed for end-device data analysis and transmission, increasing operational efficiency. The edge gateway helps to connect OT and IT seamlessly and plays an important role in multiple IoT construction, such as protocol converter, data collector or data logger. With a modular design, Advantech edge gateways feature various I/O and versatile mounting options for a wide range of industrial applications.

Mocana TrustPoint on Advantech IoT devices is an ideal solution for manufacturers, OEMs, and owners and operators in various industries including: process manufacturing, aerospace, defense, utilities, energy, transportation, healthcare, automotive, smart city infrastructure and more. It can help alleviate the following pain points in these industries:

  • Eliminate supply chain risks by making content tamper resistant from the developer to the target device.
  • Maintain data and device trustworthiness throughout the device lifecycle.
  • Ensure device operational safety and reliability.
  • Manage IoT security at scale.
  • Speed compliance with industry-required cyber-risk standards.
  • Prevent intellectual property theft.
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