Decentralized and autonomous security

Xage Broker pushes security policy from the center into the edge.

Xage Gateways and Optional Xage Clients together form a blockchain-protected security fabric that holds security information and private application data and which can operate independent of central services.

Users, applications and devices authenticate and cooperate via the Xage security fabric.

"Trust and access control for devices, users, and applications at the edge are key requirements for securing industrial and commercial IoT deployments. Xage’s decentralized security platform meets all of those requirements."

Jason Shepherd

Dell IoT

Xage Gateway

The Xage Security Gateway connects to diverse IIoT edge devices, providing authentication and enforcement. Gateways form a Blockchain-secured fabric to store credentials and app data.

  • Real-time operations independent of central connectivity
  • Strength in numbers: Self-healing and mutually-protecting
  • Industrial protocol support and device credential rotation
  • Device lifecycle management, zero-touch provisioning

Xage Broker

Deployed centrally, the Broker connects central services such as Active Directory with the edge fabric. It synchronizes credentials, certificates, policies and shared data between edge and center.

  • Central control, decentralized autonomous edge operation
  • Enables user & role based remote access with single sign-on
  • Conduit for central data handling

Optional Xage Client Agent

Deployed within an industrial device, the optional Client Agent allows the device to participate directly in the Xage Blockchain-secured IIOT fabric and lifecycle management system.

  • Standards-based enrollment (EST, SCEP, via CoAP, HTTP)
  • Low-power support
  • Blockchain node: Increased security and tamper-proofing

Xage Policy Manager

The Xage Policy Manager enables security policies to be defined centrally and then replicated and enforced system-wide, automating the protection of critical infrastructure.

  • Automated cybersecurity for distributed operations
  • Controls security field-wide from a single dashboard
  • Meets evolving compliance needs e.g. NERC-CIP

Xage Management Tools

The Xage Management Tools provide monitoring, alerting and single-pane-of-glass management of the Xage Suite.

  • Orchestration and monitoring
  • Audit and compliance
  • Attack-detection and alerting

Xage Security Suite Application Examples

Connecting apps and AIs
  • Preventative maintenance and self-healing
    Transportation
  • Real-time authentication
    Autonomous cars

  • Operational efficiency and cost reduction
    Factory

  • Peer-to-peer devices
    Smart meters isolating outage

Access control for technicians
  • Remote access
    Building Management

  • Device credential rotation & user/role-based login
    Oil & Gas

  • Compliance and audit
    Fault analysis, Green energy

Secure connectivity
  • Data integrity, sharing & privacy
    Diagnostics, Healthcare
  • Consensus-based attack-recovery
    Cybersecurity
  • Zero-touch device deployment
    Utilities
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The current model of enterprise security is incapable of protecting Industry 4.0 with its intermittently connected, heterogeneous devices and applications, distributed across organizations and geographies. Today’s centralized IT security paradigm needs to be replaced by cybersecurity that is distributed, flexible and adaptive.