Top 100 Privately-Held Companies in North America
San Francisco (PRWEB) January 12, 2009
Mocana, a software company delivering comprehensive device security solutions, today announced that they have joined the IP for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance. The IPSO Alliance is a group of leading technology vendors and users which promotes the use of Internet Protocol (IP) for connecting 'smart' objects and delivering information to and from those objects. 'Smart objects' include just about anything that is network addressable and can deliver state, sensor or processor data, including consumer devices like cellphones and GPS receivers but, more importantly, the manufacturing automation infrastructure devices that forms the bedrock of the modern economy, like sensors, actuators, process controllers and assembly line robotics. Mocana's special expertise is in securing what they call the 'Internet of Things' where they have already demonstrated considerable momentum in the industry.
The IPSO Alliance is a global non-profit organization serving various communities seeking to establish the Internet Protocol as the network for the connection of Smart Objects. Its purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of IP and its role in connecting Smart Objects. IPSO's goals include understanding the industries and markets where IP-based Smart Objects can have an effective role in growth and organizing services using IP for Smart Objects to meet industry standards for communications.
"We are pleased to join forces with the IPSO Alliance in its important efforts to promote industry standardization on the use of IP for device communications, especially in the fragmented markets of Manufacturing and Industrial Automation, where it's still very difficult for different devices to communicate effectively because of disparate communications protocols." said Adrian Turner, CEO for Mocana. "IPSO's work carries tremendous potential benefits for equipment vendors and end customers by enabling them to combine the cutting-edge technologies of 'smart objects' with the global reach and immediacy of the Internet."
"Today, with this association, we are creating the foundation which makes the Internet of Things a reality. We are bringing together companies across the globe with the objective of using IP to interconnect physical objects with the global Internet," said Geoff Mulligan, Chairman of the IPSO Alliance. "We welcome Mocana and look forward to having them share their innovative technology as we continually strive to improve the quality and security of a connected world."
Mocana is best known for their deep expertise in the security of non-PC devices. Mocana's comprehensive security vision, the Device Security Framework™, delivers a unified, end-to-end approach to embedded device security management by authenticating devices and device applications to the network; securing communications between devices and resources; and by enabling reliable, secure firmware updates. Elements of Mocana's Device Security Framework are characterized by their easy implementation, mix-and-match interoperability, small memory footprint and high scalability and performance. Applications in the Device Security Framework are extremely portable, working across more than 15 operating systems and 50 CPUs, making it a popular choice for securing heterogeneous networks of connected devices. To learn more about Mocana, please visit http://www.mocana.com.
Mocana's recently announced NanoPhone Suite for Android™ is the most comprehensive open standards-based security suite for developers building to the Open Handset Alliance's Android specifications. NanoPhone offers a framework of robust security tools like firewall, VPN, and encryption features for development on Android powered smartphones. Using NanoPhone, developers can quickly add these much-needed features without compromising the performance, throughput or battery life of the platform. Interested developers can download a free trial of any of Mocana's device security offerings at http://www.mocana.com/evaluate.
Pricing and Availability
Components of Mocana's Device Security Framework™ like the NanoPhone Suite for Android™ are available now. Developers can request a free source code evaluation of any of Mocana's packages at http://www.mocana.com/evaluate.For pricing and purchase information, please email [email protected] or call 866-213-1273.
About IPSO Alliance
IPSO Alliance membership is open to any organization advocating an IP-based approach to connecting Smart Objects. There are two levels of membership: Contributor members, who currently pay $2,500 per year, may use the Alliance's technical guidelines and case studies, participate in meetings and committees, demonstrate their products at meetings, trade shows and other Alliance events, and qualify their products and services in the interoperability program. Promoter members, who currently pay $5,000 per year, are also eligible to vote, serve on the Alliance's board of directors, and chair committees.
Mocana provides device management solutions and embedded security tools for consumer electronics manufacturers, datacom companies, telecom carriers, industrial automation applications and the enterprise. The company sells a portfolio of 18 product offerings and claims more than 90 major customers, including Cisco, Freescale, Philips, Dell, Nortel Networks and Honeywell among others. Mocana was founded in 2002, is privately held, and headquartered in San Francisco. The company was recently named one of Red Herring's "Top 100 Privately-Held Companies in North America" for 2008 and also won Frost & Sullivan's Technology Innovation of the Year award. To request a free full source code and documentation evaluation of Mocana's security solutions, visit http://www.mocana.com/evaluate.
Lois Paul & Partners for Mocana
Chairman, IPSO Alliance