- April 13, 2021
Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100, based on KasperskyOS, has been unveiled today at the Hannover Messe trade fair. The new solution is designed to connect field devices and sensors with Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform services, ensuring the advanced inbuilt security of data collected on equipment, and its safe transition to digital apps.
According to a study by Juniper Research, the global number of IIoT connections is expected to grow 107% by 2025, reaching 36.8 billion. Collecting and processing data from IIoT sensors on equipment gives businesses a better understanding of their workflow, enables predictive maintenance, and improves efficiency and performance. But the main challenge here is how to connect operational technology (OT) with the corporate digital ecosystem, which involves selecting relevant data from the whole dataset, converting it, and sending it securely to the processing application in the IT environment.
Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100 enables direct and protected connection to industrial domains with pumps, CNCs, conveyors and many other expensive fixed assets. This first product has been developed based on Siemens Simatic IoT2040 hardware and KasperskyOS, and according to Kaspersky’s Cyber Immunity concept. Thanks to the Kaspersky Security System, KasperskyOS microkernel and Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture, the gateway can only perform those actions that were envisaged at the design stage. This means that the majority of cyberattacks on the Cyber Immune gateway are ineffective and cannot affect its main functions. Therefore, there is no need for additional protection for the gateway and connected equipment, such as antivirus, device control, or data diode solutions.
The gateway is suitable for deployment in infrastructures with diverse equipment from different manufacturers thanks to its use of the universal communication protocol OPC UA. Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100 has a native connection to Siemens MindSphere – a cloud-based IIoT service digital platform. All functional components of Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100 were designed and developed by Kaspersky’s daughter IIoT company, Adaptive Production Technology (APROTECH), which is an official Silver MindSphere partner. The joint solution enables quick access to trusted industrial data, which transforms this data into productive business results by using powerful industrial applications with advanced analytics and AI.
Grigory Sizov, Head of KasperskyOS Business Unit, said: “Digital technology is changing fast, and we have seen recently how cybersecurity has become one of the most pressing global issues. Our concept of Cyber Immunity revolves around building various IT solutions on the provable innate security basis provided by our operating system, KasperskyOS. Cyber Immune solutions are able to withstand an overwhelming majority of cyberattacks. I’m very proud that we are presenting our first Cyber Immune product – Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100 – at Hannover Messe 2021. This is the beginning of a very big journey, and soon there will be more KasperskyOS-based Cyber Immune products bringing a paradigm shift to the market."
“Digital transformation will create new leading companies with IIoT ecosystems implemented. Advanced technologies, new skill sets, and innovative business models are among the crucial domains needed for change, together with a new level of resilience required. We are proud to announce Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100 today, as an essential part of the winning combination and first-born solution from the forthcoming Cyber Immunity family,” commented Andrey Suvorov, CEO at Adaptive Production Technology (Kaspersky’s daughter company).
For more information about the new Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100, please visit the website.
Dedicated sessions on Kaspersky’s Cyber Immunity approach and Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 100 will take place during Hannover Messe:
- April 14, 12:15 – 13:00 CEST - ‘Cyber Immunity for Cyber Age’, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO at Kaspersky
- April 14, 16:00 – 16:25 CEST – ‘Cyber Immunity: from idea to unique IIoT gateway’, Andrey Suvorov, CEO at Adaptive Production Technology