Advantech, the embedded platform and integration services provider, announces it is leveraging a software security solution developed by McAfee for use in its embedded platforms. McAfee, noted for its computer security software expertise, uses White-List technology in its solution to determine which applications are permitted to execute on an embedded device. The security control mechanism is designed to protect embedded platforms by allowing only software specifically developed and designed for the platform to run.
Advantech SUSIAccess Integrated with McAfee Embedded Security Solution
SUSIAccess is a remote device management utility that provides remote monitoring, remote KVM, remote power on and off, system recovery, and system protection. The system protection features have been made more robust with the introduction of McAfee’s application control technology. The McAfee solution has an easy and simple user interface to assist in managing embedded devices and associated applications.
People are most familiar with the type of system protection offered by anti-virus suites which help keep PCs safe from external threats. This technology uses blacklisting, and requires continual updates, with virus databases that grow larger over time. Using the whitelist approach for Advantech embedded devices, only programs that are authorized by the McAfee suite will run. This approach is more efficient, and more effective than traditional security solutions. The operating environment is more secure, and changes less often as well. Advantech is utilizing McAfee’s solution as part of its SUSIAccess System Protection Utility. Enabling the function will allow customers to protect embedded systems that have SUSIAccess installed on them from unauthorized program execution.
SUSIAccess with McAfee Security Solution Suitable for Vertical Application
SUSIAccess with the McAfee security solution in place will serve to protect embedded devices across many of Advantech’s vertical markets. The new system will protect POS terminal; kiosks, both transaction-based (e.g.: airline check-in), and informational (e.g.: state park map/guide); ATM machines; digital signage stations; a range of industrial PCs from HMI, to SCADA and MES; and medical diagnostic devices such as X-Ray or catscan machines.
Advantech also provides a set of unique utilities available for pre-configured operating system images to meet client customization needs. Advantech dedicates itself to providing total solutions from embedded platforms and systems, to specialized modules and integrated software. These solutions are ready now; please contact Advantech for further details and requests.
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Advantech Embedded Core Services offers design-in oriented services. These streamlined solutions broadly integrate embedded boards, peripheral modules and software. This dedicated focus on Embedded Design-in services fulfills electronic engineering demands at their design-in phase, and brings benefits that shorten the design and integration cycle, minimizing uncertainty and risk. Learn more about Embedded Core Services, please visit http://www.advantech.eu/embcore/
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