INFODAS will be the first company worldwide to offer a secure network interface card (NIC) with an FPGA for clients and servers. The NIC has been developed in Germany and is currently undergoing SECRET approval evaluation by the German government. Every element of the NIC is about Cybersecurity to protect sensitive or classified government, military or commercial systems. This includes formally verified code or limited functionalities.
A NIC remains a critical hardware (HW) from a Cybersecurity perspective because a compromised NIC can be used to compromise an OS via surrounding peripherals on a client. A NIC has become complex low cost HW. Beyond processing network frames between the wire and the OS, a NIC is used as out-of-band low-cost management device. It's position in the hardware stack led to new remote administration functions which allow NIC’s to communicate with a command and control node. Those functions are active even with a broken, powered-off or even absent OS, which means that they have a very privileged position.
The SDoT Secure Network Card will be available in 2019. Register with INFODAS if you want be the first to test it and elevate your protection profile.
Exhibitor: INFODAS GmbH