GuardKnox's multi-layered security framework protects all messages that exist in the vehicle in real time, on a bit level
LONDON, Aug. 13, 2018 /CNW/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the European vehicle cybersecurity market for the automotive industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises the Israel-based GuardKnox with the 2018 European Technology Innovation Award. GuardKnox's cybersecurity framework, comprised of its patented Communication Lockdown™ methodology, secure network orchestrator (SNO) hardware architecture, and service oriented architecture (SOA), prevents cyber-attacks in real time with zero false positives, minimal maintenance efforts, zero connectivity requirements, and negligible performance impact. These solutions meet the most stringent cybersecurity standard ISO 26262, the Common Criteria (ISO 15408), and can increase original equipment manufacturer (OEM) reliability to 99.99999%.
"GuardKnox's patented SNO is offered as a plug-in hardware and software component that can be seamlessly incorporated during vehicle production. It employs a Communication Lockdown™ Methodology that passes all the messages entering the vehicle's network through routing, content, and contextual layers. These layers proactively quarantine vulnerable messages from engine control units (ECUs) in real time," said Dorothy Amy, Senior Research Analyst, Automotive IT, Industry Analyst. "The Central SNO solution then provides another layer of security, taking in-vehicle communication cyber security to the next level."
GuardKnox's Communication Lockdown™ methodology (US Patent 9,899,563B2) provides the highest level of vehicle security by permitting only authorized communication, locking every field in every message within the vehicle. By utilizing strict rule sets, the architecture is designed to transmit only the vetted communication with very high security and fidelity, making the system verifiable, efficient, and highly attack resistant.
GuardKnox's second patent for hardware architecture (US Patent 20,180,131,697), SNO, enables secure physical separation of communication networks. SNO will lock down all internal communication at a bit level and serve as a gatekeeper by enforcing the layers of protection on every message either at ingress or egress. It is more relevant in a fragmented automotive supply chain because it eliminates the complexities of integrating software-only solutions into a holistic security strategy.
GuardKnox's third patent for SOA (US Patent 15,863,053) allows SOA to support the Communication Lockdown™ methodology for vehicle cybersecurity. This patent enables a multi-platform and multi-service approach to hosting multiple operating systems and services on a single ECU with full permission control, therefore enabling new revenue streams. It also has a secure separation (both hardware and software) between all resources, application groups, and operating systems.
"GuardKnox's innovative Communication Lockdown™ approach and hardware architecture will offer superior levels of security in connected vehicles, eliminating integration overheads for OEMs, lowering complexity issues, and reducing overall costs," noted Amy. "GuardKnox's differentiating stand-alone gateway unit not only secures the vehicle but also aids real-time customization, securely hosts services, and has on-board secure storage and processing that complies with GDPR."
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GuardKnox is an automotive cyber-solutions company providing comprehensive cyber defense. The GuardKnox team brings decades of experience providing the same cyber security solutions to the Israeli Air Force systems: Iron Dome, Arrow and Israeli F-16 and F-35 fighter jets. GuardKnox's patented and deterministic hardware and software solution the SNO, or Secure Network Orchestrator, is completely autonomous, does not require any constant online connectivity and can defend against both known and unknown attacks. The GuardKnox solution family provides security in-depth with a central gateway ECU drop-in SNO, a local SNO for externally connected ECU's, as well as a reporting mechanism providing centralized fleet security. As a complete ECU, it integrates seamlessly into the vehicle, the value chain and the vehicle production process.
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