Once the TCP/IP architecture increased from the small college network up to and including global communication infrastructure, many issues grew to become apparent. Important functions for example mobility of devices and systems over separate IP systems and synchronised connections to many systems weren’t an element of the original design, making networking complex and pricey.
The TCP/IP suite uses IP addresses together with domains for network communication between devices and systems. These addresses function as both identity of the device or system along with its location around the network, a dual role which was never intended. This creates security and mobility problems that firewalls, routers, and VPNs cannot address.
By developing a Software-Defined Reliable Identity Layer that separates location and identity we could safeguard and cloak any connected device or workload. Our platform is dependant on Host Identity Protocol (HIP), a wide open IETF standard, that is built to address most of the unique challenges of TCP/IP networking for IIoT infrastructure.