Lanner Partners with Zededa to Demonstrate Industrial-Strength Cloud-Managed Gateway at the IoT Tech Expo 2018
The joint partnership announces a secure, cloud-managed gateway solution ready for deployment in critical infrastructures, such as power substations, manufacturing, transportation, intelligent buildings and smart cities.
MISSISSAUGA, ONT. NOVEMBER 27, 2018
Lanner Electronics, Inc. (https://www.lanner-america.com), a global leader in design and manufacturing of network appliances and industrial IoT gateways, will be demonstrating a joint solution with Zededa at the IoT Tech Expo in Santa Clara, Nov. 28-29, 2018. Zededa has developed an innovative cloud-managed software solution which provisions, administers and secures IIoT infrastructures. The joint solution of Lanner’s validated white-box gateway integrated with the Zededa real-time software is developed to enable interoperability and connectivity on both hardware and software levels in industrial automation, energy and retail applications.
Since 2013, Lanner has introduced a series of industrial gateway products designed for key applications, such as cyber security, edge computing, wireless connectivity and SD-WAN. The LEC-6041 is the latest platform in this series: It is powered by Intel Atom x7-E3950 or x5-E3930 for low power consumption and enhanced processing performance, the LEC-6041 ensures fault-tolerant network connection with Lanner’s exclusive LAN Bypass technology and protects the device identity with crypto-security in the TPM 2.0 hardware design.
To ensure operation inside harsh factory conditions, as well as electrical energy substations, the LEC-6041 is compliant with IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 certification, by equipping 1.5 KV magnetic isolation protection for all LAN ports and 15KV ESD Protection for the I/O ports. The system can operate in a wide range of operating temperature from -40°C to 75°C. These features work together to assure maximum uptime while operating in hazardous surroundings such as OT environments. "To ensure our Industrial IoT customers receive the best solution, Lanner is providing a robust, purpose-built gateway based on previous generations of successful appliances deployed around the world", said Tim Casto, Business Development Manager of LEI Technology, a division of Lanner Electronics. "Combined with Zededa’s exceptional edge management software, the LEC-6041 provides a compact, industrial-grade platform designed to last many years in harsh conditions".
Lanner’s joint offering with Zededa provides customers a complete cloud-managed gateway solution and offers them a central dashboard to manage their entire global device deployment through any web browser. Features like zero touch provisioning and 1-click updates simplify administrative tasks, while Zededa’s zero-trust security model ensures device integrity in even the most remote locations.
“As more data generating activities occur at the edge, organizations are going to increasingly need to move compute and processing power closer to those activities, resulting in a massive ecosystem of distributed hardware, and creating complexities to manage and secure those devices,” said Said Ouissal, CEO of Zededa. “By leveraging Lanner and Zededa’s joint solution, customers can remotely manage their entire edge hardware footprint, right out of the box, and be confident that at any point they have the visibility and control at the edge necessary to ensure their devices are secure, up-to-date, and operating as expected.”
Lanner Electronics Inc is a world leading provider of design, engineering and manufacturing services for advanced network appliances and rugged applied computing platforms for system integrators, service providers and application developers. For more information, please visit http://www.lanner-america.com or follow us on Twitter at @LannerAmerica
Founded in 2016, ZEDEDA is pioneering a cloud-native approach to the deployment, management and security of real-time edge applications at hyperscale for solutions ranging from self-driving cars to industrial robots. ZEDEDA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with engineering and market development teams based in India, UK, Germany and Korea. For more information, please visit http://www.zededa.com or follow us on Twitter at @ZEDEDAEdge.
Connect the dots: How to mitigate Cybersecurity risks and handle vulnerabilities in IoT app development?
Know about the security risks faced by IoT app development companies and the risk mitigation procedures that must be used to defend against vulnerabilities?
Smart phones, tablets, smart TVs, refrigerators, security cameras, coffee makers, wearables and what not? The presence of IoT devices is increasing day by day. But, it is also becoming a major security concern for companies and the government. Besides, IoT is all about connected devices in one system and this opens multiple points for malicious attacks. So, what are the major risks that IoT app development companies face today? What are the different ways to handle the vulnerabilities? Keep reading to know more.
Cybersecurity risks in IoT
With the era of the internet, IoT devices are helping us by making our lives easier. However, IoT has its own drawbacks when it comes to the topic of security risks. More and more people are adopting IoT today. Thereby, the numbers of cybercriminals are also increasing. But, before going to risk mitigation methods, let’s understand the various cybersecurity risks IoT is facing.
Mobile technology risks
Mobile devices used to be a professional necessity for salesmen. Now they have become a necessity for everyone. The usage of mobile phones with their apps and functionality has expanded a lot. From downloading apps to sharing sensitive information on the internet, mobile devices pose huge risks.
Moreover, a variety of Wi-Fi-enabled devices exist on the Internet. This creates an plenty of data for collection, processing and analysis. This also gives rise to new risks. Further, public Wi-Fi networks pose a threat as anybody can use them, including hackers. They have poor configuration networks and duplicate hotspots making them very vulnerable.
So, IoT app development companies must include special devices in their strategy. This can promote corporate cybersecurity and data safety policies. Also, secure communication practices with mobile device management protocols and system maintenance with the latest updates and fixes can help in risk mitigation.
Privacy issues in IOT
Nowadays attacks can happen from public networks and private sources too. Hackers can intrude into the software system of cars, smartphones, and smart homes too. So, even though we take all necessary steps of precaution, cyber-attackers always find new ways to exploit.
Besides, if any IoT application development company has to target security, installing encryption models is a must. Also, there must be the erasure of all personal and identifiable information. This will protect the privacy of employees and keep hackers at bay too. Further, there must be an implementation of mandatory access control. It will secure networks against harmful penetration.