IOT startup Flicq signs deal with UK-based Ioetec


Partly based at FLUX in the city and San Jose, California, Flicq has announced it is providing end-to-end security from ‘the edge to the cloud’ with a UK partner…

As the internet of things (IoT) grows there are an increasing number of sensor-based devices that are being interconnected. This provides an ever-growing attack surface for hackers and for malware to damage valuable industrial assets and businesses.

Many IoT devices have poor security due to inadequate authentication and encryption among other factors.

Established in 2015, Flicq will allow UK-based Ioetec to implement a version of their multi-layer authentication and encryption solution on their platform.

This approach implements all thirteen steps of the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) ‘Secure by Design’ requirements ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and accessibility of data.

Flicq’s approach to IIoT is to provide intelligence at the edge thereby having adequate computational resources for Ioetec’s security software.

“With sensors being used to monitor valuable industrial assets, it is essential that communications between the sensor and the cloud are secure”, said Karthik Rau, CEO, Flicq Inc. “We are delighted to work with Ioetec as a partner with deep security expertise”.

Karthik Rau, CEO, Flicq Inc

Mark Davies, CEO, Ioetec Ltd, said:

“Providing edge processing ensures that adequate methods can be used to secure an IIoT at what has been its weakest point. We look forward to providing Flicq clients with robust security without them being security experts”.

Flicq offers a range of wireless sensors including vibration, acoustic, ultrasonic and current/power. Flicq supports a choice of connectivity including Wi-Fi, 3G/4G cellular and LoRaWAN.

Applications include, but are not limited to, oil & gas, mining, utilities, maritime and transportation systems.


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