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Advantech, Veridify Security and Arrow Electronics offer a device-level cybersecurity solution to build networks

Advantech, Veridify Security and Arrow Electronics offer a device-level cybersecurity solution to build networks
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Advantech, Veridify Security and Arrow Electronics offer a device-level cybersecurity solution to build networks

  • June 27, 2022
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  • Advantech Industrial Automation Group
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Advantech, Veridify Security and Arrow Electronics offer a device-level cybersecurity solution to build networks
Advantech, Veridify Security and Arrow Electronics offer a device-level cybersecurity solution to build networks

June 14, 2022 – Advantech, a leading provider of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and automation technology, and Veridify Security, a leader in IoT cybersecurity, announced the launch of an innovative device-level cybersecurity solution for network networks. new and existing buildings. . Backed by the latest in Intel CPU technology, the comprehensive Advantech and Veridify Security solution will be available through Arrow Electronics.

Addressing growing cybersecurity concerns in connected buildings and management systems, Veridify Security and Advantech worked with Arrow Electronics to design a combined Zero Trust solution based on Veridify’s DOME platform. The new end-to-end solution uses Advantech devices with Intel CPU technology to protect and monitor new and existing building systems.

Buildings are becoming smarter and more efficient by connecting building systems, controls and sensors to IT networks and the IoT. With smarter connected building systems, OT (operational technology) and IT (information technology) systems are increasingly converging. However, OT/IT convergence can also expose cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could disrupt construction operations. Cyber ​​attacks carry financial, operational, and intellectual property risks and can create an unsafe environment for building occupants. Recent studies show that cybercrime could cost $5.2 trillion worldwide, all within the next five years.

DOME is a complete SaaS (Software as a Service) platform that offers Zero Trust and real-time cybersecurity protection. The DOME system creates a ‘VPN-like’ connection between all devices and controllers. Veridify’s DOME creates a secure tunnel over the existing building network, authenticating all connected devices and encrypting data and commands, creating a trusted environment for building devices running various aspects of building systems.

“Device-level cyber security using a Zero-Trust model is the only way to stop cyber attacks before they happen and protect critical operational infrastructure in buildings,” said Louis Parks, CEO of Veridify Security. “We are excited to work with Advantech and Arrow Electronics to deliver a complete cyber solution that addresses real-time protection for new and existing systems.” A key element of Veridify’s cybersecurity solution is its DOME Sentry, a stand-alone hardware appliance placed at the edge of a building’s network to protect an installed device or system.

DOME Sentries feature contactless integration for quick and easy installation in front of a building device and provide authentication and data protection. In addition to DOME Sentry, Veridify’s DOME Interface Device (DIA) manages all onboarding, security credentials, and data logging within a building or campus. The DIA is powered by an Advantech industrial controller, the UNO-2271G-V2, which takes advantage of Intel’s Elkhart Lake dual-core CPU.

“Without proper security measures through industrial hardware and software, connections to OT networks can pose a vital threat to internal systems,” said Carolyn Swan, director of IoT Partnerships, Advantech IIoT Group. “These attacks can wreak havoc on building systems. Advantech’s UNO-2271G-V2 Industrial Edge IoT Gateway, powered by the latest Intel CPU technology, enables the DOME solution to implement real-time monitoring and accurate data collection. We saw a great collaboration opportunity to leverage Veridify Security’s cybersecurity expertise to help design a complete end-to-end cybersecurity solution. Additionally, Arrow Electronics’ specialty in delivering smart solutions will enable customers to purchase, test and deploy the solution at scale.”

The UNO-2271G-V2 IoT Edge Gateway includes the following features:

  • Intel Elkhart Lake Celeron Dual Core N6210
  • Integrated 4GB/8GB DDR4 memory
  • Compact, robust, fanless and cable-free system with high stability
  • Operating temperature -20 ~ 60 °C / -4 ~ 140 °F for deployment in industrial environments
  • Modular design offers an optimized base unit with 2 x GbE, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • Optional second stack for added functionality including PoE, COM, wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular LTE), or over 20 additional I/O options through Advantech iDoor expansions
  • Embedded TPM2.0 for hardware-based security

The complete DOME solution protects a building’s management system to the edge using existing network protocols such as BACnet. The system provides contactless onboarding to reduce the time and errors of manual provisioning; a blockchain pedigree helps ensure that only authorized controllers and other devices at the perimeter can issue commands; and a low-cost security gateway used to update the security of existing deployed devices. It’s also crypto agile, supports legacy and quantum-resistant security, and protects customer investments with long lifecycle protection.

For the comprehensive solution, Advantech’s leadership in industrial computing hardware and Veridify’s cybersecurity software expertise were instrumental in delivering a differentiated SaaS cybersecurity solution running on Intel’s 10nm Elkhart Lake CPU. Supported by Arrow Electronics, the solution is scalable for global system integrators and end users.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, advantech has the corporate vision of “Enabling a Smart Planet”. The company is a world leader in the fields of intelligent IoT systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with Edge Intelligence to help business partners and customers connect industry chains. Advantech is also dedicated to working with domain-focused partners to co-create solutions that deliver advanced solutions in Industrial IoT.

About Verify security

check security provides device-level cybersecurity solutions for building automation and industrial IoT applications. More than just monitoring, Veridify’s DOME SaaS platform offers tools for OEMs and system integrators that provide real-time protection to stop cyber attacks before they happen. Veridify’s expertise also includes innovation in cryptography to protect low-resource embedded computing and wireless devices with quantum-resistant security for future-proof cyber protection. Veridify partners with leading semiconductor, OEM, and technology distribution companies to deliver device-level cybersecurity solutions with global reach.

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