Better Security for Edge, Embedded & IoT Devices

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The company emerged from stealth to introduce its “microPlatforms” software designed for the embedded, IoT, connected device, and edge markets.

Foundries.io introduced its “microPlatforms” software which promotes tight edge, IoT integration, and instant software updates as the best practices for strong security.

Devices that run Linux or Zephyr distributions and used in embedded, edge, connected device, and IoT markets can use this software.

Foundries.io’s platform enables the immediate installation of security update and bug fix patches. It includes app, kernel, services and firmware support. The company handles all aspects of update creation, testing, and deployment.

The microPlatforms software can run customer-specific services and apps in containers or natively. It uses Kubernetes as an orchestration layer to remotely manage product software from public or private cloud platforms on edge devices. The software uses standard enterprise tools including Kubernetes and Ansible.

Because it’s cloud agnostic, companies can also plug into their current management platform — like AWS’ Greengrass platform.

See also: IIC lists IIoT edge benefits and best practices in new whitepaper

“Rather than original software builds being maintained for product lifetimes that can reach 10 years or more, the microPlatforms are built from the ground up to enable product manufacturers to always and immediately selectively deploy the latest security updates, bug fixes, and new features to their customers, ensuring the safety of the internet of things and the security of data throughout the network,” says Foundries.io CEO George Grey.

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