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RomCert™

Remotely Manage IoT Device Certificates

RomCert™ makes embedding security certificate management into resource sensitive IoT devices fast, easy and reliable while decreasing time to market.

Embedded Systems

RomCert™ makes embedding security certificate management into resource sensitive IoT devices fast, easy and reliable while decreasing time to market.

RomCert

RomCert™

Billions of devices now have the capability to communicate on their own to retrieve the latest application data and firmware updates across the Internet. Each of these network-enabled devices (printers, health appliances, network routers and switches, and more) are now potential targets for malicious intent. The important and unprecedented need for secure communications has never been higher.

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and certificate-based authentication play an integral role in securing and administering networked devices and services on the Internet today. PKI is widely deployed and many wireless and wired technologies depend upon it, including WiMax, 802.11i, SSL, SSH, DTCP-IP, WiFi, 5G and more. As an example, in many cases, PKI and certificates ensure networks and services are being accessed by assigned users and devices, in addition, to properly administering privileges. In real-world situations, certificates need to be updated to maintain the integrity of security policies as roles and operating environments change. Manually updating certificates, especially on remote network devices is error-prone, inefficient and simply can not scale with the rapid growth of network-enabled embedded devices in our high-tech environments.

RomCert™ is specifically engineered for resource sensitive embedded devices such as consumer electronics, dedicated healthcare products, energy and Smart Grid devices, military applications, and enterprise network management and control products.

As with the Allegro EdgeAgent Suite, RomCert™ works with any hardware architecture, RTOS, and TCP/IP stack; and automates certificate management in your embedded design. Offered as an option for Allegro’s RomSTL™ TLS and RomSShell™ SSH embedded solutions, RomCert™ can communicate with most any Certificate Authority (CA) via HTTP to request certificates, renew certificates, and retrieve Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL) that have been issued.

Features

Benefits

Small code footprint More resource available for application features
ANSI C Source Code Distribution Broad processor architecture support eases porting and support
Processor, RTOS, and TCP/IP stack agnostic Allegro’s products will work with new or existing hardware and software designs
Interface files for leading RTOS vendors provided Minimizes porting effort, increase time to market
GPL Free No licensing or development issues related to GPL
Communicates with CA via HTTP Easy integration with designs already using HTTP
Pre-integrated with RomSTL™ embedded SSL/TLS Decreased time to market as integration and testing with SSL/TLS is already complete

Supported RFCs 

System Requirements

  • Processor Architecture – Works with any 16-bit, 32-bit or 64-bit processor
  • Operating System (OS) – Works with any OS vendor and will function without an OS if needed
  • TCP/IP Stack – Works with any vendor implementation
  • Filesystem – Works with any vendor implementation and will function without a filesystem if needed
  • Compiler – ANSI C

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ACE™

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RomSTL™

Embedded device security is always a concern when building a networked embedded device. Allegro’s RomSTL is a small, resource sensitive TLS client and server solution specifically written for use in IoT applications.
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RomSShell™

RomSShell is a Secure Shell (SSH) toolkit that is often used in conjunction with RomCLI to deliver secure remote device management capabilities to many Internet of Things (IoT) applications. SSH provides encrypted communications between hosts over an insecure network.
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RomCert makes embedding security certificate management into resource sensitive IoT devices fast, easy and reliable while decreasing time to market.
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RomPager®

The Allegro EdgeAgent Suite is specifically engineered to meet the rigors of embedded computing while offering manufacturers access to the latest networking and embedded security technology to actively participate in the rapidly growing Internet of everything universe of devices.
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RomWebClient™

Allegro’s RomWebClient toolkit allows your engineering team to leverage proven Web technology when creating custom IoT devices. The RomWebClient toolkit enables embedded engineering teams to build products that send and receive objects to and from any Web server using HTTP with full support for IPv4 and IPv6 operation.
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RomXML®

Allegro’s RomXML Parsing and Framing Toolkit drastically decreases the time and effort needed to implement Extensible Markup Language (XML) in your embedded application. XML offers a processor-independent method to encode data for interchange between diverse systems and is based on a set of rules for the construction of tag-delimited information.
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RomXML Plus™

Allegro’s RomXML Plus development toolkit offers design engineers a comprehensive solution for building connectivity between IoT devices and enterprise IT environments utilizing web services technology. Web services are often utilized with IoT applications such as remote data collection, operations, industrial automation, sensor networks and monitoring applications.
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RomCLI™

The RomCLI Command Line Interface toolkit is designed to speed the implementation of text line interfaces for embedded devices. In particular, the RomCLI toolkit supports command-line interfaces that look like Cisco IOS-style command systems. The RomCLI toolkit can work stand-alone or in conjunction with Allegro’s RomPager Web Server to provide unified variable access using common variable access routines.
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