ObjectSecurity, an information security leader  and the company driving model-driven security policy automation globally, today announced that they have positioned their OpenPMF model-driven security policy automation product for the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). This project fits in well with ObjectSecurity’s strong track record in distributed systems, big data, and internet of things.

OpenPMF can now enforce access policies across IoT device landscapes interconnected via DDS, the predominant middleware platform for the industrial internet of things. DDS is the Object Management Group (OMG)’s Data Distribution Service (DDS) middleware standard, which is widely used across the industrial internet of things due to its unique features, including real-time properties, publish-subscribe paradigm etc.

OpenPMF integrates out of the box with the market-leading DDS implementation by Real-Time Innovations, Inc. (RTI), a top influencer in the industrial IoT according to Forbes. In particular, OpenPMF integrates into RTI’s recent implementation of the OMG DDS Security specification, which adds a number of security features for DDS. This way, OpenPMF ties into DDS in a standards-compliant way, allowing the model-driven authoring and management of rich access control policies (information flow based, attribute based, proximity-based etc.).

OpenPMF enables the consistent, easy-to-administer management and enforcement of rich access control policies for the industrial internet of things (IoT).