Solutions: Use Cases 2017-08-24T22:54:51+00:00

IoT Security Use Cases

IoT Security in Action

Securing the Internet of Things is as broad and complex as the new IoT innovations themselves. There are many components involved from headless equipment to smart devices, from applications and platforms to the Cloud.

While there is never one single solution to answer every scenario possible, IoTAS focuses on protecting the most valuable asset in the equation – the data. IoTAS is installed on endpoints, gateways and the Cloud to ensure complete protection of the data on and between these connections.

Below are a few of the most common IoT security use cases using IoTAS. Industry-specific solutions are applicable for these industries: healthcare, automotive, smart homes, smart cities, industrial, OEMs & ODMs and utilities.

Secure Things

Your low power or battery-powered, mission-critical IoT “Thing” is connected to a Cloud or a mobile device via a gateway, and needs complete protection while running efficiently. Your concern is both with the internal development effort to get to market fast using insufficient open source tools, and the assurance that your data security works in all stages – at rest and in motion.

The potential risk from data exposure is costing your CEO, CTO and risk compliance officer many sleepless nights. At the same time, you need to be able to ensure that your device runs efficiently and doesn’t run hot from CPU-heavy encryption processes. The amount of data being sent from device to Cloud and back along with access via mobile applications also concerns you.

How will you or your customers be able to take on a larger load of data with current bandwidth and Cloud storage?

Problems solved with IoTAS

  • Increases performance and uptime of low power and battery-powered devices
  • Easier development effort – pre-configured out of the box as a complete solution vs. open source
  • Removes key management hassle with “vault-less” technology for unlimited scale and cost savings
  • Device id ensures authentication where only trusted endpoints can exchange data
  • Increases bandwidth and storage up to 80% from data optimization

Common verticals

  • Healthcare
  • Wearables
  • Automotive
  • Smart Homes
  • Industrial
  • OEMs & ODMs

Secure Central Command

Unmanned IoT devices and equipment are becoming more common to perform specific tasks via a network connection, 4G or satellite. The command of these “Things” such as dams, power plants or military drones is highly sensitive and is contained to a centralized location. The data in motion to send commands to the equipment or device is at risk for hackers to intercept, access and take control.

Your concern is both with the risk and danger of losing command of these operations which can range from embarrassment, major inconveniences to customers or major lawsuits and extreme disasters.

Problems solved with IoTAS

  • Secure data in motion with never a byte sent in the clear
  • Device id ensures authentication where only trusted endpoints can exchange data
  • Near real-time with ultra-low latency connections

Common verticals

  • Smart Cities
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Military
  • Industrial

Secure IoT Big Data

From many CEOs, big data is the path to unlock big revenue streams within the Internet of Things. Millions of IoT devices are now collecting data and sending it to a centralized data store for analytics and other purposes. The challenge is not only how to turn this treasure of information into bottom line benefits but to do so securely.

Due to the nature of data traveling everywhere and the potential sensitivity of the information, this data requires both security in motion as it travels from countless endpoints and at rest in multiple Clouds. The speed and size of big data also must be supported – information delivery cannot delay the analysis while storage of the fast growing data is handled effectively.

Problems solved with IoTAS

  • Secure data in the Cloud for NoSQL databases such as MongoDB
  • Removes key management hassle with “vault-less” technology for unlimited scale and cost savings
  • Secure data in motion with never a byte sent in the clear
  • The ability to perform encrypted search on big data without having to decrypt it first
  • Increases bandwidth and storage up to 80% from data optimization

Common verticals

  • Healthcare
  • Wearables
  • Automotive
  • Smart Homes
  • Industrial
  • OEMs & ODMs