Cog and satellite-based IoT start-up, Fleet have joined forces to advance the security of satellite-connected Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. Cog, a provider of IoT security solutions, will provide Fleet with its D4 platform on trial projects around the world.
Fleet connects hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of industrial devices that are located in places with no cellular or public low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) coverage, enabling a host of applications such as remote industrial agriculture, maritime logistics, and mining.
“We were drawn to Cog’s D4 Secure platform because of its ability to use modularity to isolate critical functions on cutting-edge IoT devices like ours,” said Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO of Fleet. “They are the perfect partner to increase device security as we focus on building the technology that will become the digital nervous system for our planet.”
Cog’s D4 Secure platform will provide proactive kernel protection, radio isolation for satellite communications, and a Virtual Private Networks (VPN) tunnel to ensure secure data transport for Fleet devices. As a final step, Cog will isolate other sensors so they only draw battery power when a specific event is executed.
“Fleet has taken satellite IoT and made it incredibly simple for organizations around the world,” said Carl Nerup, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Cog. “At Cog, we recognize that any remote device connected by satellite needs an extra layer of security. Our focus is on optimizing the devices for performance and reduced latency, while adding defense-grade security. It is a distinct honour that Fleet selected Cog as their security partner.”