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Mocana Joins Forces With Siemens to Secure the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Partnership helps enable Mocana to deliver end-to-end security for IIoT devices connecting to Siemens’ MindSphere.

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Sunnyvale, Calif. — November 19, 2019 – Mocana Corporation (Mocana) today announced a new partnership with Siemens Digital Industries Software to bring Mocana’s end-to-end security capabilities to any Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices using MindSphere®, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens. Mocana is the leading provider of self-defending cybersecurity solutions for IIoT devices that ensure that those devices function as designed and deliver accurate data. MindSphere connects products, plants, systems, and machines, enabling businesses to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) with advanced analytics. 

Mocana will integrate TrustPoint™, its on-device security software that protects IIoT endpoints, and TrustCenter™, a security orchestration platform for managing the security lifecycle of these IIoT devices, with MindSphere. This will make any IIoT endpoint deployed with TrustPoint tamper-proof and will provide secure connectivity between the endpoint and Siemens’ MindConnect® hardware to connect to MindSphere - a device for collecting data using different protocols that then transfers data securely to MindSphere.

“Mocana is a recognized world-leader in their ability to protect IIoT devices from the inside out. We are excited that customers can now leverage Mocana’s ability to provide end-to-end security for IIoT devices connected to MindSphere,” said Florian Beil, Head of MindSphere Sales and Partners, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “The combination of Siemens’ deep industrial IoT domain knowledge with Mocana’s deep IIoT device security expertise is a powerful step forward for our mutual customers.”

“Industrial manufacturers are adopting Industrial IoT (IIoT) devices to connect sensors and industrial systems to virtualize the entire production line,” said Dean Weber, CTO of Mocana. “This increase in connectivity provides additional insight into the performance and reliability of systems to improve asset performance, minimize downtime, and reduce maintenance costs. Unfortunately, it also introduces new cybersecurity risks and ways for hackers to attack control systems to compromise their safety and uptime – and generate inaccurate data.”

This collaboration can further enhance Mocana's ability to address the security issues associated with industrial IoT.

Mocana’s TrustPoint software can be installed on IIoT device that has computational capabilities and network connectivity to harden devices and establish them as tamper-proof, while providing secure connectivity between those same devices and Siemens’ MindConnect hardware.

Note: A list of relevant Siemens trademarks can be found here.

About Mocana Corporation

Mocana helps device operators bridge the adoption challenge between device vendors and service providers, and enables digital transformation with the emerging 5G network, edge cloud and SD-WAN. The company protects the content delivery supply chain and device lifecycle for tamper-resistance from manufacture to end of life, with root-of-trust and chain-of-trust anchors. Mocana measures the device for sustained integrity and for trustworthiness of operations and data to power AI/ML analytics. Mocana’s team of security professionals works with semiconductor vendors and certificate authorities to integrate with emerging technologies to comply with data privacy and protection standards. The goal of cyber protection as a service is to eliminate the initial cost of modernization for device vendors and empower service providers to offer subscription-based services for the effective and efficient digital transformation of things. Mocana’s core technology protects more than 100 million devices today and is trusted by over 200 of the largest energy, government, healthcare, manufacturing, IoT, telecommunications & networking, and transportation companies globally. Learn more at https://www.mocana.com.

TrustPoint™, TrustCenter™ and TrustCore™ are registered trademarks of Mocana Corporation.

 

Topics: IoT Security IIoT cyber protection cyber security