Mocana, a software company delivering comprehensive device security solutions, announced a new version of NanoSec[tm], a standards-based, full featured and RFC-compliant IPsec solution, specially optimized for device security applications. Mocana’s latest version of NanoSec, a component of the recently announced NanoPhone Suite for Android[tm], provides developers with the smallest, fastest IPsec implementation on the market, making it ideal for resource-constrained smartphones, intelligent printers, networked medical devices, industrial automation and SCADA applications. With NanoSec, design teams can dramatically reduce development costs and time-to-market when building IPsec-compliant device applications (like VOIP handsets or VPN clients for smartphones).
IPsec/IKE is a standard for securing IP communications that encrypts and/or authenticates packets at the network layer. It’s useful for providing authentication (to ensure peers are communicating with the intended trusted parties), data confidentiality (to ensure data cannot be read in transit) and message integrity (to ensure traffic has not been altered in transit). IPsec is terrific for applications like VoIP, to reduce the threat of packet sniffers or man-in-the-middle attacks. Unfortunately, most IPsec packages are designed for PCs, not embedded devices. That means that they can be somewhat unwieldy in memory-constrained device environments and the performance of typical commercial or open-source IPsec offerings can be pretty disappointing, as well.
NanoSEC[tm] is the answer.
NanoSec is Mocana’s new ultra-optimized, micro-footprint IPsec/IKE solution specifically designed to speed product development while providing battery-friendly, best-in-class device security services for resource-constrained environments. Mocana’s NanoSec is also surprisingly affordable with a total cost of ownership usually being substantially less expensive than open source IPsec implementations.
“Most device manufacturers build their products to communicate with a specific set of other products, meaning their IPsec IKE implementations are very basic — which from a user perspective is very constricting,” said James Blaisdell, CTO for Mocana. “This new version of NanoSec includes a number of features and policies that can be switched on and off as needed, without needing to completely recode the product. For device makers, this provides greater flexibility in terms of application development and provides a competitive advantage when selling into the enterprise.”
NanoSec is part of Mocana’s Device Security Framework[tm], which offers a unified, end-to-end approach to embedded device security management by authenticating devices and device applications to the network; securing communications between devices and resources; and by enabling reliable, secure firmware updates. Elements of Mocana’s Device Security Framework are characterized by their easy implementation, mix-and-match interoperability, small memory footprint and high scalability and performance. Applications in the Device Security Framework are extremely portable, working across more than 15 operating systems and 50 CPUs, making it an ideal choice for securing heterogeneous networks of connected devices.
NanoSec is also part of Mocana’s NanoPhone Suite for Android[tm], the most comprehensive open standards-based security suite for developers building to the Open Handset Alliance’s Android specifications. NanoPhone offers a framework of robust security tools like firewall, VPN, and encryption features for development on Android powered smartphones. Using NanoPhone, developers can quickly add these much-needed features without compromising the performance, throughput or battery life of the platform.
Mocana NanoSec is available now. Developers can register for a free source code evaluation of NanoSec at www.mocana.com/evaluate.html. For pricing and purchase information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-213-1273.
Mocana provides device management solutions and embedded security tools for consumer electronics manufacturers, datacom companies, telecom carriers, industrial automation applications and the enterprise. Mocana’s industry-leading infrastructure software solutions ensure that wired and wireless devices, networks and their services all scale securely. The company sells a portfolio of 18 product offerings and claims more than 90 major customers, including Cisco, Freescale, Philips, Dell, Nortel Networks and Honeywell among others. Mocana was founded in 2002, is privately held, and headquartered in San Francisco. The company was recently named one of Red Herring’s “Top 100 Privately-Held Companies in North America” for 2008 and also won Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation of the Year award.