Socket layer security added to TCP/IP network stack

Socket layer security added to TCP/IP network stack

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By Rich Pell

NetX Secure socket layer security for the company’s NetX Duo IPV4/IPV6 TCP/IP network stack uses Transport Layer Security Protocol (TLS) to achieve socket layer security and supports TLS versions 1.1 and 1.2. NetX Secure was developed entirely in-house—with no open source content—to ensure quality and ease of use. Building on the TLS industry standard, NetX Secure prevents “eavesdropping,” tampering, and pilfering of data across the network.

The introduction of NetX Secure strengthens NetX Duo’s security capabilities, which already includes Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). IPsec provides secure communication at the network level. The combination of NetX Secure and IPsec provides users more network security options and enables users to develop secure connectivity for a wide variety of IoT and standalone systems that require a small-footprint, standards-based solution.

The company adds, “… secure device-to-device communication [is] particularly important. With its safety certification for TÜV, NetX Duo with NetX Secure and IPsec add-ons gives Express Logic customers essential tools for developing safety- and security-critical IoT devices.”

NetX Duo is designed to work seamlessly with Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS, and both products are certified to IEC 61508 SIL 4, IEC 62304 Class C, ISO 26262 ASIL D, and EN 50128. Both products also support all major commercial processors, providing a powerful platform for developing safety- and security-critical IoT systems.

Netx Duo is available at licence prices starting at $15,000. IPsec for NetX Duo is available at prices starting at $12,500. NetX Secure will be available in December 2016.

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