On April 30, BDATA, The Forge alumnus, and Advantech have announced a strategic partnership to provide blockchain-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions. BDATA offers blockchain-driven secure, immutable, and auditable data streaming technology. Advantech is a leader in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) edge systems.
The original article was posted on Marketwatch on April 26, 2021.
BDATA and Advantech have announced a strategic partnership to promote and deploy blockchain-driven embedded security for critical infrastructures
Apr 30, 2021 (Vehement Media via COMTEX) — Cincinnati, Ohio – – Advantech, leader in industrial Internet of Things (IoT) edge systems and embedded platforms, and BDATA, a premier Toronto-based blockchain innovator, have announced a new alliance to provide blockchain-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) security solutions. These solutions will ensure secure, immutable, and auditable data streaming using a distributed network of devices with end-to-end data encryption, real-time intrusion, and vulnerability detection with end-point management.
Together, BDATA and Advantech offer a formidable defense for critical infrastructure against ransomware, malware, and other advanced cybersecurity threats.
“Advantech has global market reach for edge devices and routers,” said Syed Bari, founder and CEO of BDATA, “and we are excited about the partnership and its potential on the global level. With BDATA’s technology, we will accelerate digitalization initiatives by reducing the threat of cyber-attacks across the globe.”
BDATA’s blockchain-enabled SDK is easily deployed on Advantech’s industrial edge devices and 5G/4G routers for secure data streaming, and comprehensive end-point monitoring and management. Advantech routing technology allows users to establish connectivity between isolated networks, giving greater flexibility for building secure applications.
“Our industrial-grade connectivity devices are an ideal fit for BDATA’s blockchain-enabled IoT solution,” said Jeff Brown, senior sales director for Advantech’s Industrial IoT Group. “We’re continually looking for domain-focused, strategic partnerships that help our customers achieve successful IoT connections–all more securely, and with fewer challenges.”
Specifically, BDATA will utilize Advantech’s ICR-3241 LTE gateway, which is an ideal way to connect IP or serial devices to a cellular network. With LTE Cat.4 upload speeds of up to 50 Mbps and download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, the ICR-3241 router provides ample bandwidth for high-data, critical applications.
BDATA’s blockchain IoT security solution offers the following features:
- Blockchain driven, secure, immutable and auditable data streaming
- Machine-to-Machine Cryptographic Authentication
- Real-Time Intrusion & Vulnerability Detection
- End-Point Management
As part of its strategic alliance, BDATA and Advantech will support each other in business activities in order to achieve a common goal of providing economical, feasible, and secure solutions to customers and end users.
To learn more about IoT security solutions from Advantech and BDATA, please contact your Advantech representative or visit https://www.bdata.ca/.
Founded in 1983, Advantech has the corporate vision to “Enable an Intelligent Planet.” The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with Edge Intelligence to assist business partners and clients in connecting industrial chains. Advantech is also dedicated to working with domain-focused partners to co-create solutions that deliver advanced solutions in Industrial IoT. Learn more about Advantech at https://www.advantech.com/.
About BDATA Solutions Inc.
BDATA Solutions is an innovative blockchain and data-driven organization offering the world’s lightest BIoT (Blockchain Network of IoT) which consume only 50MB space on the device and require low processing power. BIoT is an award-winning embedded cybersecurity technology, which provides protection and prevention against cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure. Learn more at https://www.bdata.ca/.