Veridify’s cybersecurity platform protects building controls and smart building devices from attacks

Stops cyberattacks for building controls, smart building devices, operational technology (OT), and industrial IoT

Posted by Janet B. Stroud — February 7, 2023 — Veridify Security, a provider of real-time OT and IoT cybersecurity, is featuring live demonstrations of its DOME solution for building automation devices and Industrial IoT security this week at AHR Expo 2023. DOME is designed to stop cyberattacks before they can happen, going beyond just monitoring or sensing cyber issues. Developed with Intel and AWS support, it is an open software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform supporting industry-standard protocols.

DOME cybersecurity platform

DOME cybersecurity platform. Image courtesy of Veridify Security. Click to enlarge.

The DOME Sentry is a gateway appliance designed to protect existing building automation devices and networks in real time, creating a secure enclave within a building at a low pricepoint. In addition, the Sentry is loaded with credentialing and auto-configuration cybersecurity, along with network features designed to help System Integrators reduce the need for Information Technology (IT) or Cybersecurity resources, installation time or support.

Key benefits of DOME include:

  • Automatically stops cyberattacks in real time
  • Based on NIST’s Zero Trust framework, authenticating and protecting every data packet
  • Secures building automation devices to the edge of the network
  • Creates a secure enclave for data and commands within a Building’s OT network
  • Plug-and-play installation eliminates the need for IT / Cyber experience
  • Protects installed BACnet devices and other common industrial protocols
  • Easy monitoring and instant alerts from DOME Dashboard

The live demonstration features a complete building management system, including edge devices running DOME Client, an embedded security agent, and the DOME Sentry protecting an existing building device. The system will also show how it protects the building from an attacker who has gained physical access to the network, a process that defeats network segmentation methods.

Louis Parks, CEO of Veridify, stated:

We have built advanced security features into DOME so our System Integrator and OEM partners can easily and quickly deliver protection to the edge of a building’s network with our Cybersecurity in a box approach. Unlike IT network-based solutions that only provide monitoring, our solution is purpose-built to protect the devices running buildings and Industrial IoT systems.

DOME devices feature zero-touch installation, using software features to install devices in typically under 40 seconds. Depending on the network topology, DOME Sentries can protect an individual or group of devices. Any unauthenticated user or device that tries to access a DOME-protected device is automatically blocked, and the system immediately sends an alert to building management for further investigation if needed.

For more information about the DOME cybersecurity platform, visit Veridify Security.