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Mocana, Xilinx, Avnet, Infineon and Microsoft Join to Secure IIoT Devices

By Ken Briodagh November 07, 2017

Mocana, a provider of IoT security solutions for industrial control systems (ICS) and the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced a partnership with Avnet, Xilinx, Infineon Technologies and Microsoft to introduce an integrated, high-assurance industrial IoT system that meets the latest cybersecurity standards.

The system reportedly is comprised of advanced hardware and software built on the Avnet UltraZed-EGTM system-on-module (SOM), designed to be flexible and rugged for industrial IoT and small-form-factor IoT devices. The hardware plus software combination includes Mocana’s security software operating on the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+TM MPSoC, leveraging the capabilities of Infineon’s OPTIGATM TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 security chip. The integrated system interoperates with the Microsoft Azure cloud and is the first of its kind solution that makes it easier and more accessible for large and small companies to bring IoT devices and services to market that are secure and compliant with industrial cybersecurity standards.

“Securing our connected world is of critical importance,” said Srinivas Kumar, VP engineering, Mocana. “A major challenge for developers of IoT edge products is their lack of familiarity with cybersecurity standards. Our partnership with industry leaders Avnet, Xilinx, Infineon and Microsoft intends to ease this burden by providing a robust hardware plus software cybersecurity design that can be replicated or modified by system designers to fit their application needs.”

The joint solution reportedly is designed as a suite of secure hardware and software technologies that can be embedded into IoT and IIoT devices.

“IoT architecture is complex, and an IoT system is only as secure as its weakest link,” said Joerg Borchert, VP, chip card and security division, Infineon Technologies Americas. “For this reason, care must be taken at every level from the chip up to the cloud to securely control applications, data and systems. In order to help customers design and deploy secure systems, Infineon has teamed with other trusted expert leaders in the ecosystem to provide comprehensive reference implementations that leverage best practices to address security from the ground up.”

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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