Advantech, Veridify Security & Arrow Electronics Provide Device Level Cybersecurity Solution for Building Networks

  • June 27, 2022
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Advantech, Veridify Security & Arrow Electronics Provide Device Level Cybersecurity Solution for Building Networks
Advantech, Veridify Security & Arrow Electronics Provide Device Level Cybersecurity Solution for Building 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 release of an innovative device-level cybersecurity solution for new and existing construction networks. Powered by the latest Intel CPU technology, the end-to-end Advantech and Veridify Security solution will be available through Arrow Electronics.

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

Buildings become smarter and more efficient by connecting building systems, controls and sensors to IT networks and the IoT. With more intelligent, connected building systems, OT (Operational Technology) and IT (Information Technology) systems are increasingly convergent. However, the OT/IT convergence can also expose cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could disrupt construction activities. Cyber ​​attacks pose financial, operational and intellectual property risks and can create an insecure environment for building users. Recent studies show that cybercrime could cost $5.2 trillion globally over the next five years.

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

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

DOME Sentries have zero-touch onboarding for quick and easy installation for a building device and provide authentication and data protection. In addition to the DOME Sentry, Veridify’s DOME Interface Appliance (DIA) manages all onboarding, security credentials, and data logging within a building or campus. The DIA is powered by an industrial controller from Advantech, the UNO-2271G-V2, which uses 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 industrial UNO-2271G-V2 Edge IoT Gateway, with 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 draw on Veridify Security’s cybersecurity expertise to help design a complete, end-to-end cybersecurity solution. In addition, Arrow Electronics’ specialty in intelligent solution distribution enables customers to acquire, test and deploy the solution at scale.”

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

  • Intel Elkhart Lake Celeron Dual Core N6210
  • 4GB/8GB DDR4 internal memory
  • Compact, robust, fanless and wireless system with high stability
  • Operating temperature -20 ~ 60°C / -4 ~ 140°F for use in industrial environments
  • Modular design provides optimized base unit with 2 x GbE, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • Optional second stack for enhanced functionality including PoE, COM, wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular LTE), or over 20 additional I/O options via Advantech iDoor extensions
  • Built-in 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 offers zero-touch onboarding to reduce time and errors from manual provisioning; a blockchain family tree ensures that only authorized controllers and other devices at the edge can issue commands; and a low-cost security gateway used to retrofit the security of existing deployed devices. It’s also crypto-agile, supporting legacy and quantum-resistant security, and protecting customers’ investments with long-life protection.

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

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech has the company vision to ‘enable an intelligent planet’. The company is a global leader in 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 industrial chains. Advantech is also committed to partnering with domain-focused partners to co-create solutions that deliver cutting-edge solutions in Industrial IoT.

About Verify Security

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

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