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April 19, 2017

Sensify Security Joins OpenFog Consortium to Strengthen Cyber-Defense and IoT Security Within Fog Platform

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sensify Security, a company that delivers intelligent IoT security services at the edge bringing unprecedented levels of visibility, control and automation capabilities in industrial cybersecurity operations, announces it has joined the OpenFog Consortium to help establish global IoT security and privacy requirements for fog computing.  Fog computing is the new, necessary architecture to run data-dense, mission critical Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G applications.

Industrial IoT environments are transformative and vast in scale, yet remain vulnerable in today’s connected world. Sensify takes a localized approach to IoT security, which stops breaches at the edge before a cyber attack can get through. It uses a blockchain-based consensus protocol for tamper-resistant, secure propagation of security services from the enterprise to the IoT devices spanning users, applications & control systems. Sensify protects against adversarial control of IoT devices, leveraging a security gateway within operating environments which integrates with both IP and industrial networks.

From autonomous cars to drones to smart factories, the rapid transfer of information is driving critical operational decisions. Systems aren’t slowing down for security checks. Identifying, authenticating and authorizing devices and the data they generate from the edge to the cloud and back, needs to happen with sub-millisecond accuracy. Sensify’s approach is a strong example of what we’re driving with the OpenFog Reference Architecture,” said Helder Antunes, Chairman of the OpenFog Consortium and senior director, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. “We’re looking forward to Sensify’s contributions as we define the necessary access control, policy management and distribution approach to open, interoperable fog environments.”

“With our focus on industrial and commercial operations, Sensify ensures security and business continuity over large territories undeterred by intermittent network connectivity and cybersecurity attacks. Sensify’s integration with multiple industrial networking standards provides granular provisioning of identity and role-based access control policies with enforcement and audit trails to enable our customers to meet compliance requirements,” said Susanto Irwan, co-founder of Sensify. “Sensify is committed to contributing and collaborating with OpenFog members to establish security reference architectures that address IoT security challenges and serve as a foundational block for fog computing”

About OpenFog

The OpenFog Consortium accelerates the deployment of fog computing technologies through the development of an open and secure architecture that identifies core technologies and capabilities such as distributed computing, networking and storage that will support intelligence at the edge of IoT.

About Sensify Security

Sensify delivers decentralized role-based access control services for heterogeneous IoT operations with centralized control, policy management & compliance. Sensify enables operators to establish trust and to control access between users, devices, applications, and data by hosting information security services within their operating environments.

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