The Floodgate Security Framework (FSF) provides a building block for creating secure embedded devices. Floodgate Security Framework modules are availabe as individual products or as an integrated framework for embedded Linux or any RTOS.
Floodgate Security Framework (FSF) provides engineers developing embedded devices a comprehensive security solution allowing them to build secure, authenticated, trusted devices.
IT security practices require endpoints to be authenticated, trusted, secured, and managed before they are allowed to operate on the corporate network. IT/OT convergence, and the emergence of security standards in various industries, requires embedded devices provide the same security capabilities as IT devices.
The Floodgate Security Framework provides:
- Management system integration for IT/OT convergence
- Security capabilities to ensure the device is protected from attack
- Building blocks for compliance with security standards including EDSA, ISA/IEC 62443 and NIST Cybersecurity guidelines
Floodgate Security Framework Modules
Floodgate™ Firewall, an award winning embedded firewall, provides Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), rules-based filtering, and threhold-based filtering to protect embedded devices from Internet-based threats.
Floodgate™ Intrustion Detection Software (IDS) provides a critical, missing layer of security for embedded devices. Floodgate IDS protects RTOS and embedded Linux devices from malicious or accidental changes to firmware, configuration information, or static data.
Floodgate™ Secure Boot ensures only authenticated firmware from the OEM is allowed to run on the device.
Floodgate™ Agent provides situational awareness, security event reporting, command audit log support, and security policy management for embedded and IoT devices. Floodgate Agent provides integration with enterprise security management systems.
Floodgate™ McAfee ePolicyOrchestrator agent provides integration between RTOS-based devices and the McAfee ePO and ESM enterprise management systems.
Cyber Threats for Embedded Devices
Internet-based attacks are on the rise and an increasing number of these attacks target embedded devices. Cyber-criminals, hacking bots, industrial or international espionage agents, and even terrorist groups are now targeting industrial, military, automotive, and medical devices as well as utility systems.
Reported attacks against industrial devices include:
- Automotive manufacturing plant shutdown resulting from a cyber-attack
- Pipeline monitoring system that failed due to a DoS attack
- Train system delays caused by hackers
- Sewage spill caused by a control system hacked by an insider
- Proliferation of malware targeting industrial automation systems including Stuxnet, Flame, Havex and BlackEnergy