SignalFire New Firmware Adds AES-128 Encryption to its Wireless Remote Monitoring Product Line For Added Security

Wireless monitoring and control systems must ensure the security of data as it passes from device to device.

To provide this high level of data integrity for customers’ critical processes, SignalFire Wireless Telemetry has released a new version of their firmware that includes a suite of advanced security features including:

• AES-128 Encryption supports a more reliable and secure wireless network infrastructure within all its communication systems. The encryption protects against tampering as any modified data is invalidated and ignored.

• Device Authentication ensures that nodes perform an integrity check before joining the network.  This prevents nodes from joining a rogue or malicious network that would prevent them from communicating with their intended network.  Additionally, this process also allows only authenticated nodes to join the network.

• Replay Prevention stops messages from being resent by a malicious device.  It blocks security attacks if packets are captured and retransmitted at a later time.  For example, if a message to turn on a relay is captured and sent later, operations could be at risk. SignalFire’s replay prevention scheme is based on time synchronization of all nodes in the network and would not allow this message to be accepted by the network.  

The new firmware is now shipping on all SignalFire products as of August 1, 2016.  It is also available via the SignalFire ToolKit’s automatic firmware download feature.  For more information about SignalFire Wireless security, refer to http://www.signal-fire.com/application-note-wireless-security/  or contact the company at [email protected] or 978-212-2868.

About SignalFire Wireless Telemetry

SignalFire Wireless Telemetry designs and manufactures wireless telemetry products that enable robust, long-distance wireless communication connecting multiple devices in challenging outdoor environments.  In 2015, the company became a part of the TASI Group and the TASI Flow Division.  SignalFire joins the TASI Flow family, a global leader in flow instrumentation, with brands including TRICOR Coriolis, AW Gear Meters, KEM Küppers, LitreMeter, and Vögtlin Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Controllers.   For more information about SignalFire, visit http://www.signal-fire.com/.

About the TASI Group

The TASI Group of Companies is comprised of three technologically advanced product platforms commonly linked by a disciplined focus on Test, Measurement, and Assembly. Each TASI company delivers products and services to today’s world manufacturing environments, focusing on Automotive, Medical Devices, Oil and Gas, Plastic Containers, Consumer and General Industrial markets. For more information about the TASI Group, visit their Web site at www.tasigroup.com.

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