IoT gateways with added software features

23rd March 2017
Source: MontaVista
Posted By : Joe Bush
IoT gateways with added software features

Last week’s embedded world exhibition in Nuremburg saw MontaVista Software announce the availability of MontaVista CGX IoT, a modular and standards-based solution that delivers the connectivity, reliability, and security required for IoT Gateway manufacturers.

“Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the next wave of the embedded device revolution. These devices require a rich set of wired/wireless connectivity options, modular standardised frameworks for rapid scale, and advanced security for data storage, transmission, and integrity,” said Sanjay Raina, President of MontaVista. “MontaVista’s CGX IoT product offering enables customers to address these requirements and accelerate their IoT solution to market rapidly.”

A network of millions of connected devices generates an enormous challenge of ensuring end-to-end communication from the edge to the cloud. MontaVista CGX IoT Linux helps to address these challenges with key connectivity, scalability, reliability and security features. First, MontaVista CGX includes connectivity support for a wide set of wired and wireless protocols. CGX also offers dynamic scalability with virtualisation and containers enabling creation of isolated ‘sandboxes’ to run Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), specialised analysis applications, and development environments for end customer value add applications. 

Having the flexibility of scale while running interrupted and autonomously is becoming vital to the IoT Architecture. MontaVista CGX is built with Carrier Grade features, allowing devices to remain continuously in an operational state, even during situations where the environment is compromised. Finally, delivering end to end connectivity that is secure and trusted is critical to IoT deployment. CGX incorporates security features like CVE updates, ASLR, Tripwire, TPM (x86), ARM TrustZone, Integrity Management, Secure Boot and SELinux.

“While IoT is about connecting anything and everything, the most important component of the value chain is the new network required to support a variety of wireless and cellular solutions ranging from Zigbee to 5G in a scalable and secure fashion,” according to Jim McGregor, Principal Analyst at TIRIAS Research. “With CGX IoT, MontaVista brings the expertise of the core network to customisable gateways at the edge.”

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