Kerlink and Prove & Run Partner to Deliver Scalable Secure-by-Design LoRaWAN™ Stations


Thorigné-Fouillard and Paris, France – 28 February 2017, 6:00 PM CET – Kerlink (ALKLK – FR0013156007), a specialist and global leader in network solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Prove & Run, a leading supplier of cost effective software solutions to secure connected devices and IoT deployments, today announce their partnership to embed ProvenCore solution in LoRaWan™ Wirnet™ Stations.

ProvenCore is an off-the-shelf certifiable and ultra-secure microkernel designed to deal with the security challenges of sensitive software running on distant equipment. Installed on the device microprocessor itself, ProvenCore is formally checked and proven, down to the generated code in order to comply with the key security properties of supported security applications. ProvenCore is being used to safely manage certificates to initiate secure communications through VPNs.

ProvenCore concretely acts as a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), a kind of safe, that securely isolates applications running on the device not only from each other, but also from the applications running elsewhere on the same device, or even from those interacting with the outer world. This solution drastically reinforces the security architecture of network elements like stations, gateways, routers or connected end-points.

“Security design in the booming IoT market is a key challenge, and sometimes seen as a potential barrier. Applying standard security-by-design solutions for secure boot, secure update and upgrade, or secure isolation of sensitive application and security parameters, is a way to natively protect devices from remote attacks, while at the same time keeping remote devices and application management simple and transparent for the customer”, details Dominique Bolignano, President and Founder of Prove & Run. “Partnering with a leading edge IoT network solution provider like Kerlink was a natural move for Prove & Run”.

“Embedding ProvenCore product deep in our Wirnet™ Stations is for us another step forward to grant our customer a state-of-the art level of integrity and security for their LoRaWan™ network elements”, comments Yannick Delibie, Kerlink CTIO and co-founder. “This certified environment handles software keys for firmware download and upgrade, to ease and secure remote stations maintenance and monitoring. Its certificates management capability also enables the trusted set-up of widespread VPN solutions, like OpenVPN and IPSec, to ensure safe end-to-end communications between our gateways and network server”.

About Kerlink

Kerlink specialises in network solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). Its mission is to provide its clients—telecom carriers, businesses and public authorities—with network solutions (equipment, software and services) dedicated to the Internet of Things.

About Prove & Run

Further information can be found at www.provenrun.com

About LoRaWAN™

The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN™ network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN™ gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN™ protocol offers unique and unequalled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large-scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.

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