Monnit Edge Gateway boosts IoT Security

  • April 8, 2020
  • William Payne

Utah based wireless sensor maker Monnit has launched an edge gateway to provide industrial and enterprise sensor to server link for IoT data. The ALTA Advanced Edge Gateway aggregates data from Monnit Wireless Sensors to any cloud provider, such as Amazon AWS. The gateway features advanced cryptographic features to ensure a high level of security.

The Edge Gateway features a web interface for configuring and managing Monnit Wireless Sensors, as well as designating MQTT brokers. As the Ethernet-based gateway receives sensor data, the gateway “fingerprints” the data with a cryptographic validation stamp. This authenticated data is then transmitted to a cloud broker (or multiple brokers), where it arrives in a standard format. The Edge Gateway’s integrated macros enable data configuration in virtually any format, such as JSON or XML, designed to make it easier to achieve data analysis. 

“The expansive Internet of Things is inundating businesses with billions of data points,” said Brad Walters, CEO, Monnit. “The Edge Gateway helps these businesses cope by decentralising data processing and bringing this processing closer to data-generating ‘things.’ Firms will benefit from spontaneous analytics, instant action based on metrics and support for enhanced situation-based applications.”