According to several reports (such as this one from Morgan Stanley), IoT security is the biggest concern and also the greatest challenge that the industry faces nowadays. Ad-hoc implementations with today’s patch-work approach leads to high costs and exposes businesses and users to major risks in terms of security and privacy. They also carry major post-deployment costs as IT managers apply fixes, especially with security vulnerabilities requiring expensive consultants and software to address the issues. IoT security is specially important in the professional sectors because it’s there where the majority of devices are being installed, the area with the highest growth for IoT adoption, and where the cost of operation and security risks are most critical for business’ survival. So, the need to design deployments with an IoT security focus is clear.
IoT security implies taking care of all 3 elements in any IoT deployment: the Cloud, the Communications and the Devices. The industry has traditionally focused their IoT security efforts in securing the communications and the cloud platforms. Barbara’s approach focuses its solution in the weakest link in this chain: the devices.
Barbara Software Platform enables businesses to bring IoT Security to their deployments. It is composed by Barbara OS, a secure state-of-the-art Operating System for IoT devices, and Barbara Panel, a remote console that allows businesses to deploy large IoT deployments securely, monitor them and remotely update them.
Barbara OS is an Operating System focused on IoT security: Barbara is open-source and provides a layered service approach. Additionally, Barbara communication SDKs are designed to encrypt all communications originated on the device independently of the physical layer used.
Barbara Panel is the dashboard that will let companies to monitor and configure their devices remotely and securely.