Barbara and Advantech join forces to offer intelligent and secure perimeter devices

Under this framework of collaboration, Barbara´s cybersecurity and edge computing technology will run on Advantech devices. Likewise, Advantech will offer hardware that is pre-certified to run Barbara's secure OS, providing greater cybersecurity and usability on the installation, certification and maintenance processes of its devices.

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Madrid, March 13th, 2023

Barbara and Advantech have launched a collaborative partnership whereby Barbara's cyber secure Operating System will run on Advantech's IoT devices. The latter, will speed up the time to market of smart and cybersecure devices of both companies for Industry 4.0.

Greater Cybersecurity and Usability for Industrial Edge Devices

This partnership will enable customers to select pre-certified embedded hardware to run with the Barbara secure OS offering a greater layer of security to its IoT devices and adding value to its hardware.

With this union “the edge devices and Advantech's DeviceOn software can be installed and managed remotely and securely via Barbara Panel. It will provide out-of-the-box industrial cybersecurity, and comply with IEC-62443 standard”, states David Ramos Garcia, EIoT Country Manager of Advantech.

For Barbara, this collaboration means “we can offer advanced monitoring and control functionalities to our customers, as well as deploy larger Edge Computing projects and enter into new verticals", declares David Purón CEO of Barbara.

Since its foundation in December 2016, Barbara's technology has been conceived with security at heart. Foreseeing the Industry of the future will consist of autonomous machines connected to each other through intelligent edge apps and IoT devices, as such those developed by Advantech.

Barbara's strategy is to create an ecosystem of partners that will allow them to undertake bespoke projects for industrial operators, as well as to create collaborators involving developers and manufacturers.

Advantech considers that local collaboration with technology partners is critical to delivering comprehensive solutions with greater customisation and support. Additionally, Advantech values local services and partnerships which facilitate development and reduce implementation times.

About Advantech

Advantech’s corporate vision is to enable an intelligent planet. The company is a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms. To embrace the trends of IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, Advantech promotes IoT hardware and software solutions with the Edge Intelligence WISE-PaaS core to assist business partners and clients in connecting their industrial chains.

About Barbara

Barbara is the Cybersecure Industrial Edge Platform, designed to implement automated decision-making within critical industrial processes. It brings intelligence directly into industrial installations and executes Edge Apps at scale. Its architecture, distributed in thousands of computing nodes, allows to communicate and virtualise any element and deploy Artificial Intelligence applications in real-time.