Icon Labs/Micrium integrated security platform for IoT devices

February 24, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
This secure platform for embedded devices aims to simplify connected-device design with a built-in defence against cyber attack.

Icon Labs, provider of embedded networking and security technology, and RTOS provider Micrium have announced the integration of Icon Labs’ Floodgate Security Framework with Micrium’s µC/OS-III RTOS. The integrated solution creates a secure platform for IoT devices and extends the Internet of Secure Things initiative into systems and solutions with limited resources.

“Securing the billions of devices forecast for the IoT remains a critical industry requirement,” said Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. “However, embedded systems face a number of design challenges, not the least of which are their small footprint. Partnering with Icon Labs builds an additional security framework onto our RTOS, which is already used in a wide variety of safety-critical applications.”

Icon Labs’ Floodgate Security Framework integration with Micrium’s µC/OS-III offers a complete security solution for small footprint embedded devices, including support for:

· Secure boot and secure remote firmware updates

· Data protection

· Crypto and certificate libraries

· Security policy management

· Event and command audit log reporting

· Integration with security management systems including the McAfee ePolicy orchestrator (ePO)

· Embedded firewall

· Intrusion detection

Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs, adds, “Including security in these devices is a critical design task. Security features must be considered early in the design process to ensure the device is protected from the advanced cyber-threats they will be facing now, as well as attacks that will be created in the future. By partnering with Micrium, we are able to offer a complete development solution in which critical security elements are integrated into the operating system, ensuring security is a foundational component of the device.”

Icon Labs’ Floodgate Security Framework is a comprehensive security solution for embedded devices providing security management, secure boot, intrusion detection, secure firmware updates, and an embedded firewall. These capabilities provide the building blocks for achieving EDSA certification, ISA/IEC 62443 compliance, and/or compliance with the NIST cybersecurity framework.

Icon Laboratories; www.iconlabs.com

Micrium; www.micrium.com