Called the IoT Security Platform, Mocana says its product lets customers integrate cybersecurity software into the industrial control systems, controllers, programmable logic controllers, cloud platforms, remote terminal units, intelligent electronic devices, and device gateways.
The Mocana IoT Security Platform builds upon the company’s existing products that include the Mocana Trust Engine, which works in the abstraction layer and is targeted at device makers; the Automated Certificate Management, which supports Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST); the Full Stack Platform, which offers a full-stack architecture and a cryptographic engine; and Simple API, which enables applications to call cryptographic functions through a single API.
Mocana has about 200 customers using its IoT security products including Schneider Electric. The firm’s customer base is primarily in the industrial manufacturing, automation, aerospace, and utilities area. Mocana also works with GE Digital’s Predix IoT platform and has incorporated its security software into several GE devices across the company’s product lines.
Mocana Vice President of Engineering Srinivas Kumar said the company’s security platform has a modular design and an automated digital certificate so companies can scale their IoT deployments. He added that the platform has a hardened inside-out approach that ensures endpoint and gateway trustworthiness, data and device security, and authentication.
“Any application running on the device will internally generate their certificates showing proof on the device,” Kumar said.
He added that one of the big challenges in the IoT industry is that many companies focus on physical security and use a layered networking defense. However, it is difficult to defend against malware and phishing schemes without adding security at the end points. “We provision certificates on endpoints, and that will help companies scale to millions of devices more easily,” he said.