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Sectigo’s New Embedded Firewall Protects Automotive Electronic Control Units, ADAS, and Entertainment Systems from Cyberattacks

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The Sectigo Embedded Firewall for Automotive is the ONLY security solution that has been embedded within automotive ECUs to provide anomaly detection, stateful packet inspection, rules-based filtering, and threshold-based filtering.

By protecting ECUs, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), steering, braking, etc. from attack, the firewall prevents access from outside cyberattacks on a car’s electronics, while enabling access to upgrades and updates. The firewall works with AUTOSAR, CANbus, Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and Linux to configure filtering rules.

To learn more about Sectigo’s device identity and integrity solutions, visit https://sectigo.com/enterprise/sectigo-iot-platform.

By 2022, more than two-thirds of new cars on American roads will have online connections to their safety-critical system, putting them at risk of deadly hacks to vehicles’ “head” system, used primarily for infotainment, GPS navigation, and other features.

To better protect vehicles from cyberattacks, Sectigo, the world’s largest commercial Certificate Authority and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions, developed the Sectigo Embedded Firewall for Automotive.

Part of the Sectigo IoT Identity Platform, the Sectigo Embedded Firewall enables automotive ECU suppliers to enforce filtering rules, perform anomaly detection, and identify traffic variances to prevent cyberattacks. This unique functionality maximizes driver safety and helps prevent the loss of intellectual property, disruption of services, and proliferation of an attack to other systems.

Protecting Automotive ECUs Through IoT Authentication

To protect from these attacks, automotive manufacturers need an embedded firewall to control traffic into the exposed electronic control units (ECUs) in a vehicle, similar to how a firewall protects home and corporate networks. Embedded firewalls help prevent access from outside cyberattacks on a car’s electronics, while still enabling authenticated access for software upgrades and updates.

Now available, the Sectigo Embedded Firewall for Automotive is the only security solution that has been embedded within automotive ECUs to provide anomaly detection, stateful packet inspection, rules-based filtering, and threshold-based filtering.

By protecting ECUs such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), steering, braking, etc. from attack, the firewall prevents access from outside cyberattacks on a car’s electronics, while enabling access to upgrades and updates. The firewall works with AUTOSAR, Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and Linux to configure filtering rules. It also offers deep packet inspection for industrial protocols, including CAN bus.

The Sectigo Firewall for Automotive meets the requirements of automotive systems by enforcing defined security policies, limiting communication with vehicle control systems to a small set of trusted hosts, and blocking attacks from any other source.

To learn more about the device identity and integrity solutions within the Sectigo IoT Identity Platform, including Sectigo’s Embedded PKI Client, TPM Library, Secure Key Storage, Secure Boot, and Data at Rest Protection products, visit https://sectigo.com/enterprise/sectigo-iot-platform.

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