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Simplifies Replacement of OpenSSL with Mocana’s FIPS 140-2 Validated Cryptographic Engine

Mocana announced the integration of Mocana TrustPoint™, the company’s award-winning embedded cybersecurity software, with Unified Automation’s High Performance OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Server. This integration enables industrial manufacturers and operators to easily replace OpenSSL, an open source crypto library, with Mocana’s proven cybersecurity software solution that is FIPS 140-2 validated and compliant with leading industrial cybersecurity standards.

“Mocana’s embedded cybersecurity solutions are used by the largest industrial companies for mission critical systems,” said Uwe Steinkrauss, Executive Director at Unified Automation. “We’re committed to partnering with Mocana to provide OPC UA solutions that are secure and compliant with industry standards.” 

OPC UA is a machine-to-machine communication protocol for industrial automation developed by the OPC Foundation. OPC UA enables industrial control system (ICS) devices across multiple platforms to communicate using a publish / subscribe services-oriented architecture (SOA). The protocol is broadly used across many industries, including, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, building automation, industrial robotics, security, manufacturing, and process control.

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Unified Automation develops several OPC UA software development kits for C++, Java, .NET, and ANSI C. Unified Automation’s High Performance (HP) OPC UA Server SDK was designed to support OPC UA in the smallest, most resource-constrained devices, such as IoT devices. The HP SDK improves the performance, scalability, and security of OPC UA and guarantees improved performance for servers to handle thousands of connections in parallel.

By default, the OPC UA SDKs have been designed to use OpenSSL, open source security software, to handle security functions such as authentication and encryption. OpenSSL has been shown to have thousands of vulnerabilities; a large and complex code base, and slow vulnerability remediation times. Additionally, the latest US NIST 140-2 standards cannot be met by the current version of OpenSSL. Industrial companies are migrating away from OpenSSL to meet cybersecurity compliance standards.

Mocana’s integration with Unified Automation’s OPC UA SDK makes it easy to replace OpenSSL with Mocana’s FIPS 140-2 validated crypto engine and comprehensive device security management platform.

Mocana’s proven device security solution facilitates compliance with cybersecurity standards, such as the NIST FIPS 140-2, IEC 62443, NIST 800-63, CIP-007, and ISO 62623. Mocana is a member of the OPC Foundation.

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