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Firewall-on-a-chip aids M2M public Internet link

Posted: 12 Dec 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:solution firewall-on-a-chip? device M2M? SecureGAP Connect One?

Connect One's SecureGAP offers a cost-effective, firewall-on-a-chip solution that allows machine-to-machine (M2M) devices to be safely connected directly to the public Internet.

This technology has been introduced in Connect One's CO2128, a low-cost IP controller that provides Internet connectivity, encryption and superior security for a host processor or device. The CO2128 powers Connect One's entire range of modules and device servers.

The CO2128 works as a coprocessor, offloading all security and communication aspects from the main processor. Architecturally designed into the CO2128 as an offload engine, SecureGAP is technically superior to software firewalls installed on the host CPU.

By maintaining a physical barrier between the public Internet and the application as well as encrypting data using SSL3, the CO2128 makes it completely safe to transfer data to and from any host processor over the Internet via 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10/100 BasedT LAN, GPRS, or dial-up connection.

SecureGAP is a cost- alternative to a stand-alone firewall system as it is built into the firmware of CO2128, and requires no annual fees. A complete set of low-level drivers, TCP/IP stack and many upper layers protocols, including TCP or UDP sockets, two listen sockets, Web server with two Websites, SMTP and POP3 clients are included royalty free.

CO2128 overcomes time and complexity barriers of implementing secure end-to-end embedded M2M IP communications. Designers do not need to significantly reprogram applications since

Other details
Connect One's iChipSec CO2128 uses the AT+i API to offload all security and networking tasks from the host application. iChipSec CO2128 also acts as a firewall-in-a-chip, protecting the application from networks attacks. CO2128 features a hardware implementation of SSL3/TLS1 with AES-128/256, SHA-128/192/256 & 3DES for a secure client socket sessions. CO2128 supports LAN, Wi-Fi and all types of dial-up/wireless modems (AMPS, CDMA, CDMA2000, CDPD, GPRS, GSM, IDEN, and TDMA cellular protocols).

It includes a full secure TCP/IP stack, plus upper layer protocols like SMTP, POP3, MIME, HTTP, WAP, FTP ,TELNET and SerialNet mode for serial-to-IP bridging. It also includes a Web server with two Websites: one for the application and one for configuring iChipSec CO2128.

- Jack Shandle
Wireless Net DesignLine

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