Secure routers, unified-threat management (UTM) systems, firewalls, and intrusion protection/detection systems help protect home, enterprise and service-provider networks. At the heart of these systems, which secure connections for a smarter world, are processors that help provide a protected platform and that integrate network security acceleration and high-speed Ethernet interfaces. NXP Layerscape processors are a scalable family with these key capabilities.
Security remains a top concern with the IoT. High-profile breaches over the past few years illustrate hacking of IoT devices to steal personal data, money, and the services of the devices’ own CPU cycles and network connectivity. When the scope of the IoT expands to include enterprise, industrial, and municipal applications, the risks of an insecure IoT increase. But such expansion—and the benefits it affords society—will not occur until the IoT is secured. The risks are too high for stakeholders to invest in the IoT otherwise.
IoT devices need to securely communicate to edge nodes and cloud. The Light-Weight TLS profile is compatible with existing cloud services, eliminating known security vulnerabilities, and removing unnecessary optional features of TLS and X.509.