Agentless RTOS Security

Conventional security solutions for resource-constrained RTOS devices are limiting, passive, rely on static analysis, and consistently prove ineffective. Sternum leverages patented technology to offer a purpose-built solution for RTOS, operating in runtime with minimal overhead. This guarantees robust security without compromising device performance.
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Agentless RTOS Security

RTOS Security Takes A Back Seat

Performance vs Security Tradeoffs

Performance vs Security Tradeoffs

Embedded RTOS devices, such as sensors or special-purpose controllers, lack the resources (CPU, memory, storage, etc.) to adequately incorporate on-device security solutions without performance degradation.

Legacy Controls Are Inadequate

Legacy Controls Are Inadequate

Static analysis tools find only 50% of vulnerabilities. Perimeter defenses and segmentation techniques are also constrained in their ability to detect and prevent attacks, particularly for RTOS devices that sporadically establish network connections. 

Poor Visibility Leaves Operators Blind

Poor Visibility Leaves Operators Blind

Manufacturers have little visibility into the post-shipment behavior of their RTOS devices due to performance and resource constraints. This lack of visibility exposes devices to security risks, hinders the detection and investigation of security events, and consequently impedes effective mitigation efforts.

Platform Proliferation Adds Complexity

Platform Proliferation Adds Complexity

Managing diverse RTOS environments and a multitude of IoT device types presents a significant  security challenge. The complexity is further intensified by the wide range of hardware and software combinations, with the added complication of lacking universal security solutions.

Built-in Security That Works

Low Overhead On-device Protection

Low Overhead On-device Protection

By utilizing patented EIV™ software technology that leverages binary instrumentation, Sternum can be deployed with a mere 1-3% overhead, accommodating resource-restricted RTOS devices such as embedded controllers, sensors, and legacy products. This ensures optimal performance while delivering robust security capabilities.

Autonomous Runtime Protection

Autonomous Runtime Protection

Sternum's runtime protection automatically profiles your firmware, including third-party components, and implements verification checks on all potential exploitation paths. By deterministically preventing code and memory manipulation attempts, it provides robust for RTOS devices, making them unexploitable.

Continuous Real-time Monitoring

Continuous Real-time Monitoring

With Sternum's real-time investigation views, you gain access to comprehensive context for conducting in-depth root-cause analysis and addressing security issues at their source. This accelerates the process of attack mitigation, resulting in reduced issue resolution time, minimized risk, and minimal impact on device performance.

End-to-end Universal Solution

End-to-end Universal Solution

Our platform streamlines device security and observability across a wide range of device/OS combinations, spanning from the latest systems to legacy setups. It provides comprehensive support for popular RTOS environments like FreeRTOS, Zephyr, QNX, Micrium, Mbed OS, Azure ThreadX, and many others, ensuring seamless integration and efficient management.

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