OCF Launches Low Power IoT Platform to Provide Secure End-to-End Encryption for IP Mesh Networks
OCF Announces Standards-Based Low Power IoT Platform Certification to Combine the End-to-End Security Benefits of Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Technology with the Low Power and Extended Coverage Benefits of Thread.
Its availability creates an unprecedented opportunity for the rapid construction and deployment of securely connected ultra-low power IP devices, which provide a transformational foundation for highly secure smart buildings and smart cityscapes.
Cascoda’s certified platform is based on an open source software development kit (SDK) and includes the very first module to offer the secure IP framework and application layer of OCF, as well as the IPv6 network layer protocol low power and scalable Thread; the required Thread IP router; and OCF cloud connectivity functionality.
The unique combination of platform features including Root of Trust (RoT), cryptographic acceleration and hardware tampering protection features, combined with the unparalleled security features of OCF and Thread, have enabled it obtain a European and UK IoT security clearance via IASME. “Diagram of assured IoT security”.
As a result, it aligns with OCF’s mission by enabling secure end-to-end IoT deployments that span device-to-device, device-to-cloud, and cloud-to-cloud without the privacy concerns of consumers connected to the cloud. systems.
This development supports another key objective of OCF, which is to boost energy efficiency on the demand side in commercial building automation systems (BAS) and smart city infrastructure through the migration to IP solutions. secure.
It also represents an important step towards realizing the vision of IP-BLIS – a market interest group, which brings together standards organizations including OCF, KNX, DALI, BACnet, Thread Group and Connectivity Standards Alliance to support adoption of a multi-secure system. -standard IP infrastructure.
Mark Trayer, President of OCF, comments: “This development is an important step for OCF and for all IoT players who wish to take advantage of the highest levels of security on low power IP mesh networks. So far this has not been possible. Now, however, an opportunity has been opened for low-power devices on mesh networks, and the services and applications they run, to take advantage of a chain of trust built on public key infrastructure (PKI). OCF to provide secure end-to-end encryption over IP.
“This unlocks a lot of potential for organizations that want to scale deployments without limitation, while maintaining simple and secure network control. For example, a network initially built as part of a smart city program to control street lighting can be safely extended over time to add other real-time utilities, such as street quality. air or traffic monitoring. Permission-based access can be granted to different stakeholders, ensuring that they can only see data from their own applications. We are excited about the possibilities offered by this platform and congratulate Cascoda for paving the way for this development.
Bruno Johnson, CEO of Cascoda and member of OCF, adds: “By combining the unique advantages of OCF and Thread’s low power wireless network protocol in this now certified IoT platform, we have opened up the possibility for battery-powered and energy harvesting devices to be uniquely addressable on the Internet, while allowing them to benefit from the most advanced level of IoT security. As a result, we have eliminated the cost and complexity of the gateway. This opens up significant opportunities for those planning smart building and smart city infrastructure, where highly secure services can now be delivered through low-power IP mesh networks covering large areas. “