Fleet and Cog Partner to Secure Satellite-Connected Internet of Things
SAN FRANCISCO — June 25, 2018 — Cog, maker of the world’s most secure IoT security solutions, today announced that Fleet, an Australian Internet of Things startup, has partnered with the company to advance the security of satellite-connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Fleet will deploy Cog’s D4 Secure platform on trial projects around the world. The companies will also co-present as part of the Innovation Review of IoT Sensors on June 28, at the Sensors Expo to be held at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
With its focus on satellite-enabled massive IoT devices, Fleet connects hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of industrial devices in areas with no cellular or public low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) coverage. Fleet’s solution is especially effective for remote industrial agriculture, maritime logistics, mining and environmental applications.
“We were drawn to Cog’s D4 Secure platform because of its ability to use modularity to isolate critical functions on cutting-edge IoT devices like ours,” said Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO of Fleet. “They are the perfect partner to increase device security as we focus on building the technology that will become the digital nervous system for our planet.”
The companies will install Cog’s D4 Secure platform to provide proactive kernel protection, radio isolation for satellite communications, and a VPN tunnel to ensure secure data transport for Fleet devices. As a final step, Cog will isolate other sensors so they only draw battery power when a specific event is executed.
“Fleet has taken satellite IoT and made it incredibly simple for organizations around the world,” said Carl Nerup, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Cog. “At Cog, we recognize that any remote device connected by satellite needs an extra layer of security. Our focus is on optimizing the devices for performance and reduced latency, while adding defense-grade security. It is a distinct honor that Fleet selected Cog as their security partner.”
To register for the Innovation Review of IoT Sensors, please visit: http://telecomcouncil.cvent.com/events/iot-forum-innovation-review-on-sensors/event-summary-d90f5a4559fa411a8b17f81fd69a102a.aspx.
About Fleet Space Technologies
Fleet Space Technologies is building the global digital nervous system to power the next industrial revolution. When launched, it will provide free, global connectivity to the more than 75 billion connected devices that will transform industries around the world.
Fleet Space Technologies was founded in South Australia in 2015 by aerospace engineers who wanted to solve the issue facing businesses globally over the next decade: how to connect billions of sensors and devices, simply and cheaply. The business will launch the first of more than 100 planned nanosatellites in 2018, creating a global, free connectivity network that will plug directly into the millions of digital sensors already beginning to transform industries like agriculture, logistics, and mining and gas.
About Cog Systems
Cog, the solution for securing IoT, has been preparing for the revolution in connected device architecture since 2014. The traditional architecture of IoT and smart devices creates a massive attack surface, forcing security policy to accept high risk, restricted access, which poses a burden on users. By coupling the same modularity techniques used in cloud computing with the fundamentals of security, trustworthiness, robustness, and adaptability to enable highly secure connected devices, Cog proactively delivers the assurance of defense-grade security for world governments, defense organizations, and corporate enterprises. In addition, the company now offers the first secure smartphone with the most certifications on the U.S. Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) list.