Kontron steps up security for IoT applications
Eching, Germany, June 30, 2014 – Kontron announced today the support of McAfee Control technologies for its industrial computer systems. By integrating McAfee’s comprehensive new security and code protection features, Kontron is stepping up security for the vast number of new ‘Internet of Things’ applications currently being launched in the market. With this enhanced protection, Kontron is also extending the application readiness of its German quality-manufactured ‘wartungsfrei’ (maintenance-free) platforms. Application engineers benefit from a shorter time-to-market and reduced implementation costs.
“Implementing enhanced security functions into any new ‘Internet of Things’ application is mandatory. But our customers lack the time and resources to carry out these intrinsic implementations on their own. That’s why we have set up a security enhancement program for our industrial computing platforms to make them more secure by design as well as by added software services,“ explains Marcel van Helten, Head of Business Unit Industrial. “One of the first steps within this program is to support McAfee Control solutions for our box, panel and rackmount PCs via Arrow OCS. So, with immediate effect, we have a new and proven integration service in place.”
“We are proud that Kontron has selected Arrow OCS as a McAfee implementation partner for its customers. This underlies the strong partnership Kontron has built with Arrow as a major global solution & distribution partner,” explains Matthias Volz, General Sales Manager at Arrow OCS. “Customers will benefit from our proven and reliable services for McAfee Control on Kontron’s industrial computer systems. Our in-depth expertise with both Kontron hardware and McAfee software provides a seamless service which will be as convenient for customers as the single-source approach.”
McAfee Control implementations are application software-specific and available on a project basis. Implementations of McAfee Integrity Control, McAfee Application Control or McAfee Embedded Control will be supported on Kontron industrial computer systems such as box, panel and rackmount PCs. To find out more details, please visit the Arrow Digital Signage Forum with Kontron, McAfee and Arrow OCS in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, taking place on Wednesday, July 9.
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.
Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit: http://www.kontron.com/
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