Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 to protect IIoT

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Mumbai: Kaspersky has expanded its Cyber Immune offering for IIoT protection with the new Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000. The new gateway will be available for sale in H2 2022 in Europe, with more regions to follow later in 2022 and 2023.

Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 is the company’s latest Cyber Immune product for organisations embracing digital transformation, helping them to accelerate business value from new streams of industrial data.

The gateway connects IoT devices and controllers with business applications and cloud platforms. It then ensures the security of these interactions and the data transferring through them thanks to the secure KasperskyOS in the gateway’s core and its network attack protection capabilities.

IoT is continuing to penetrate businesses: according to Gartner, 61% of organisations already show a high level of IoT maturity.

A reliable shield from network attacks and gateway threats

The new Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 is a hardware appliance with firmware based on KasperskyOS and Advantech UTX-3117 device. It ensures the security of the entire IoT system at the gateway level thanks to its secure-by-design approach and built-in protection capabilities.

It provides the industry with protection from network attacks, as well as DDoS or Man-in-the-Middle attempts, through a firewall that uses the principle of Default Deny. This only allows preapproved network interactions to pass through the gateway. Additionally, the Intrusion Detection and Prevention module (IDS/IPS) detects and blocks malicious activities.

With KasperskyOS sitting at its core, the gateway is immune to most attacks. The operating system features a microkernel which minimizes the risk of vulnerabilities and decreases the attack surface through just a few thousand lines of code.

The minimal number of trusted components in the operating system, security domain isolation, scanning of inter-process communications and the Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) architecture ensure that most types of attacks are not able to affect the gateway’s functions. Its security goals were defined at its inception, making Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 secure by design.

Furthermore, secure boot and update technologies ensure the authenticity and integrity of the gateway’s firmware and updates. The secure boot blocks firmware from loading if it is damaged or altered without authorization. Secure update guarantees that only correct updates from trusted sources will be uploaded to the device.

A convenient tool for IoT device visibility and security management

Kaspersky IoT Secure Gateway 1000 helps network administrators maintain visibility and control over the network. It shows all devices connected to the network and detects and classifies new ones within a minute of connecting. The interface provides IT or OT teams with necessary details about devices, including type, vendor and operating system.

This product is managed through Kaspersky Security Center, where all security events can be viewed. The gateway supports Syslog and MQTT protocols, which permit all security events to be transmitted to external systems, such as SIEM or cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure, Siemens MindSphere, AWS, IBM Bluemix and others.

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