Security

machineQ™ combines the world class, end to end security design of the LoRaWAN standard with industry best practices for IoT data.

Our customers are building their businesses around their IoT systems.

These systems need to be robust, resilient and very secure.

LoRaWAN end to end security model protects the data in flight

  • AES 128-bit encryption and authentication applied on a per-device basis(*)
  • Two independent master keys: one for the network payload (NwkKey) and one for the application payload (AppKey)
  • In LoRaWAN 1.1 spec, the customer can choose to manage their own application keys, and no one else can access the decrypted data. Customers may also choose to delegate key management to machineQ
  • Each device is individually keyed, reducing the attack surface and increasing resiliency

Backend Systems Security protects the systems that process the data

  • Leveraging Comcast’s vast experience running Carrier Grade systems
  • HTTPS and VPN technologies are used for securing the communication among these critical infrastructure elements
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(*) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommendation for key management approves AES 128-bit encryption beyond 2031. This is the same level of recommendation for AES 256 and the strongest recommendation they offer.
-NIST Special Publication 800-57 Part 1 Revision 4: Recommendation for Key Management Part 1: General