Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by CHRISTIAN HARGRAVE, Writer
Icon Labs has announced its Floodgate IoT Security Toolkit, which enables IoT edge devices to be easily and securely integrated with IoT cloud platforms, including Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT Cloud Platform, and provides security management for remote IoT devices from a single user interface.
The new toolkit provides connectivity to the cloud platform over a secure communication link for both normal device operation and for security management. The solution includes critical security countermeasures to protect the device from attack, intrusion detection to identify when the device is being attacked, and security management to respond to attacks.
Alerts from the intrusion detection (IDS) module inform the user of security anomalies. These alerts are sent to the security management systems, allowing changes to security policies to be pushed out to each device in real-time. The management system also supports software updates to be securely transmitted and installed, all using the same management interface.
Critical security countermeasures included are secure boot, encrypted communication, an endpoint firewall, and mutual authentication based on PKI certificates.
This solution is available now and has been integrated with Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT Platform and Verizon’s IoT Secure Credentialing Servicer (IoT SC), and demonstrated on the Renesas Synergy platform from Renesas Electronics America, Inc. The Floodgate toolkit supports any embedded OS including embedded Linux, Nucleus, ThreadX, UC/OS-III, LynxOS, VxWorks and other RTOSes.