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Tatsoft announces authentication of its SCADA software to the Bedrock control system root of trust

Tatsoft announces authentication of its SCADA software to the Bedrock control system root of trust

April 27, 2018 Bedrock Automation and Tatsoft have announced that Tatsoft will authenticate the latest version of its SCADA software to the Bedrock control system root of trust. FactoryStudio 2018 developers will be able to generate Certificate Signing Requests (CSRs) for the Bedrock Certificate Authority (CA). These certificates provide users with a cyber secure connection between their control system and their HMI and SCADA applications.

Tatsoft FactoryStudio is an application development platform for real-time enterprise information management. It provides a complete set of modules via a unified engineering user interface built on Microsoft.NET and sharable with other open applications via OPC UA. FactoryStudio users building control logic for critical infrastructure industries such as water treatment, power, and oil & gas can incorporate the Bedrock encryption keys directly into their applications and have end-to-end cyber secure protection. FactoryStudio 2018 includes the following features: 

  • IoT tools for developing HTML5 clients displays for access on any glass, including JavaScripting
  • Standard, sharable user-created components and plug-Ins
  • Project build rollback
  • TreeView listing and access to all objects in current display
  • Multi-lingual support built into the engineering environment, including German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian 

Bedrock adds cyber security to FactoryStudio 2018 by drawing on the public key infrastructure (PKI) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology comparable to what is used to secure online financial transactions.This leverages hardware-based secret root keys and certificates for cryptographic authentication of Bedrock hardware and software components, which Bedrock Automation began offering to third party developers such as Tatsoft earlier this year. The process begins when developers seek authorization for their digital identities by submitting the certificate signing request (CSR) to the Bedrock Automation Cloud SaaS Certificate Authority (CA). In response, the CA returns a certificate which contains the digital signature that developersplace into their applications to allow access to the Bedrock controller. 

Bedrock Automation has also recently introduced the OSA Remote system, which will provide FactoryStudio 2018 users a security platform for remote PLC, SCADA RTU and edge control applications requiring 20 or fewer I/O channels. 

 

About Tatsoft, LLC

The Tatsoft core development group has 25+ years of experience in developing industrial software. Tatsoft was created in Houston in 2009, backed-up by senior executives and years of pure research and development, with the mission to bring automation platforms to the market. Tatsoft's core product, FactoryStudio, is an integrated solution including a built-in SQL database, data-acquisition protocols, web server, alarm and event management, recipes, data logging, and WPF graphical designer.  

 

About Bedrock Automation

Bedrock Automation, based in San Jose, California, is the maker of Bedrock, a cyber secure automation platform. This Silicon Valley company has assembled technologies and talents from the automation, cyber security and semiconductor industries to build a platform of automation called OSA, Open Secure Automation, with electromagnetic backplane architecture and embedded cyber security.

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