HCC: IPSec/IKEv2 protocol suite to boost network security
HCC Embedded has added an IPSec/IKEv2 module to its growing range of embedded networking and security software. HCC’s verifiable network stacks now have a full set of security protocols and can handle all popular forms of secure network traffic. IPSec/IKEv2 works seamlessly with HCC’s IPv4/v6 stacks to create robust host-to-host, host-to-gateway, and gateway-to-gateway security.
IPSec provides a secure virtual channel for embedded data applications used in cars, point-of-sale terminals, medical devices, industrial equipment, and other devices requiring machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. It ensures integrity, confidentiality, and authentication between two devices in a network, providing strong defense against threats such as “man in the middle” attacks and packet sniffers.
While not all embedded software for transmitting or storing embedded data is developed using recognized quality standards, HCC’s networking and security software is based on quality that can be verified. Using a formal development process, HCC delivers its IPSec/IKE module with a static analysis report based on full MISRA compliance to help developers ensure that their data is less susceptible to security risks.
HCC’s IPSec module with IKEv2 support provides all database management functionality required to administer the storage of authentication certificates and encryption keys and works seamlessly with HCC’s Embedded Encryption Module (EEM) to provide a complete security solution. Part of HCC’s MISRA-compliant TCP/IP stack, IPSec/IKEv2 conforms to HCC’s Advanced Embedded Framework, meaning that it can be dropped into any RTOS, processor, or compiler environment without the need for integration.