Agentless Embedded Linux Security

Agent-based security solutions have many limitations: high overhead, complex integration, and added risks with (yet another) single point of failure. Sternum’s unique approach guarantees robust and elegantly lightweight embedded device security without the reliance on agents or connectivity. This means no new risks or performance sacrifice.
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Agentless Embedded Linux Security

Linux Device Need Better Security

Agent-based Solution Add Complexity

Agent-based Solution Add Complexity

Agent-based Linux security solutions bring new risks by introducing an additional attack surface and potentially compromising performance. Meanwhile, relying solely on passive defenses like secure boot, access control (MAC), or segmentation leaves devices susceptible to runtime exploitation, as they can be easily evaded.

Third-Party Software Vulnerabilities

Third-Party Software Vulnerabilities

Although many Linux distributions are open source and generally secure, the same cannot be said for many third-party libraries responsible for communication, encryption, authentication, OTA updates, and other fundamental functions. These closed-source components often harbor vulnerabilities that are frequently targeted. Device manufacturers often lack access to identify and fix these code issues independently.

Limited Security Options for IoT

Limited Security Options for IoT

Embedded Linux engineers face a scarcity of security options compared to regular IT systems. Moreover, the available capabilities such as secure boot, access control, and segmentation fail to provide comprehensive protection for the running device itself.

Platform Proliferation Adds Complexity

Platform Proliferation Adds Complexity

Engineering teams managing IoT devices face the challenge of diverse hardware-software combinations, leading to inconsistent security across products and complicating risk detection and threat response.

Built-in Security That Works

In-firmware Agentless Protection

In-firmware Agentless Protection

Sternum's agentless self-correcting security solution seamlessly integrates into your build, eliminating the need for agents or external communication that could potentially jeopardize sensitive devices as an additional point of failure. It operates autonomously to ensure robust protection.

Software Supply-Chain Security

Software Supply-Chain Security

Sternum resolves the challenge of third-party vulnerabilities by safeguarding all running code, including third-party binaries and OS libraries, effectively thwarting supply-chain exploit attempts. With Sternum, you can now ensure comprehensive device security.

Integration With Your Dev Environment

Integration With Your Dev Environment

Our EIV™ (embedded integrity verification) software technology  seamlessly integrates runtime protection into your CI/CD build process and provides effortless compatibility with popular IDEs. This ensures a smooth integration with your existing workflow and toolset.

End-to-end Universal Solution

End-to-end Universal Solution

Our platform supports a wide range of device/Linux combinations, including OpenWrt, Debian Tinker, Raspberry Pi OS, Ubuntu Core, Tizen, and more. With advanced features for centralized security, monitoring and data collection, it streamlines processes and saves valuable time for product security and engineering teams.

Former Product Security Director at Medtronic

“Sternum’s solution saves us time, manpower, and money. Being able to lean on Sternum as an active mitigation is a game changer and the data insights help us build better products and make better decisions.”

Kyle Erickson
Kyle Erickson

Former Product Security Director at Medtronic

Former Product Security Director at Medtronic
VP, Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation

“Sternum enhances Zephyr’s built-in security features by providing embedded developers and device manufacturers with additional runtime protection and monitoring capabilities, which they can implement with minimal complexity and zero performance compromises.”

Kate Stewart
Kate Stewart

VP, Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation

VP, Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation
Senior Security System Architect and Fellow at NXP Semiconductors

“All attacks NXP crafted were blocked by Sternum with CPU overhead of less than 3%. Sternum’s ability to successfully addresses runtime attacks is a valuable addition to many of NXP products.”

Marc Vauclair
Marc Vauclair

Senior Security System Architect and Fellow at NXP Semiconductors

Senior Security System Architect and Fellow at NXP Semiconductors
Head of Product at Vibrant

“We were searching for a solution that delivered advanced security and monitoring capabilities. Sternum provided us exactly with what we needed, all with an effortless integration and without any negative impact on performance.”

Uri Neria
Uri Neria

Head of Product at Vibrant

Head of Product at Vibrant
CEO and co-founder at HARDWARIO

“We have long admired Sternum, for its unique ability to provide remote analysis of firmware runtime. Access to this technology improves our IoT offering and helps our partners deliver more reliable and competitive IoT products and services.”

Pavel Hübner
Pavel Hübner

CEO and co-founder at HARDWARIO

CEO and co-founder at HARDWARIO
CISO at Telit

“Seamless baked-in security with none of the added investment or complexity. Sternum alerts users to any attempt to compromise one of their deployed devices, providing early security intelligence.”

Dr. Mihai Voicu
Dr. Mihai Voicu

CISO at Telit

CISO at Telit