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NB-IoT Security

NB-IoT smart access is secure by design, keeping users and their data protected thanks to inbuilt mobile network security features and encryptions enforcement

Overview

Our smart access control system is built on NB-IoT. NB-IoT is the only globally licenced IoT communications technology granted by GSMA/3GPP - the companies that oversee the mobile networks. As regulated entities with spectrum licensees, mobile operators;

  • have to comply with a range of requirements established by the regulatory authorities in the markets in which they operate.

  • have long track records of keeping their networks secure, building trust among regulators, governments and policymakers.

  • must have in-built user identity confidentiality, entity authentication, confidentiality, data integrity, and mobile equipment identification

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Benefits

Get protection against current threats

Mobile Operators restrict the communication from NB-IoT devices to specific servers. This restriction measure means a compromised device will be unable to communicate with any other destination, thus limiting any potential threat. These restrictions are implemented using a whitelist of IP addresses, IP address ranges or URLs. 

Secure communication channels

Mobile operators ensure that customer/user data is encrypted while travelling across their own infrastructure. For data traversing the internet, mobile operators provide and manage secure connections using virtual private networks (VPNs) and secure private, access point names (APNs)

Many layers of security

Mobile operators help device manufacturers keep their data communications isolated from other traffic. In addition to all the in-built mobile network encryptions, and security and privacy features our smartlock system features IPSEC security, Private VPN, 2048 bit RSA Chipset security, and 256 bit military grade SSL encryption.

NB-IoT security features 

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3GPP/GSMA Security Protocols

NB IoT has passed security protocols by 3GPP/GMSA the organisations responsible for managing mobile networks globally.

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VPN Security

The Telecommunication company provides a dedicated VPN for further security and reliability.

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Fully managed and standardised

NB-IoT is part of the mobile network with fully managed standardized security guaranteeing the integrity of all data running through it

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RSA Chipset Security

The NB IoT module chipset included in our smart locks applies 2048 bit RSA encryption

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IPSEC security layer

Between the telco's mobile network, and the IoT device management platform, a layer of Internet Protocol Security (IPSEC) is provided.

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HTTP military grade encryption

All communications are running on HTTPs military grade 256 bit encryption between all the vertical applications 

Read GSMA white paper about telco's innovative approach to NB-IoT security and encryption

Mobile Network Operators have re-engineered security for IoT devices with a multilayered approach to provide defences across the entire device end-to-end solution.

More information for download