Automation World Magazine article - Mentor Graphics and Icon Labs make security a native component of the embedded operating system. Mentor Graphics and Icon Labs make security a native component of the embedded operating system.
Automation and industrial control system vendors have an opportunity to leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for remote diagnostics and data analytics, which could lead to new revenue opportunities. But with reward comes risk. Opening the lines of communication between a control system and a far-flung field device could also introduce a security threat.
Indeed, IIoT security can’t be an afterthought, which is why electronic design automation provider Mentor Graphics is teaming up with Icon Labs, a supplier of embedded networking and security technology.
This week at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, the companies announced the integration of Icon Labs’ Floodgate security products with Mentor Graphics’ Nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS) and Mentor Embedded Linux. Together, the technologies deliver security management and data protection within the operating systems so that devices are secure from the inside out.