Real-time security for corporate networks by consolidating the metadata

 

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has developed an open standard for a metadata model using IF-MAP (Interface to Metadata Access Point) as part of its Trusted Network Connect Working Group (TNC-WG).Throughout the implementation various security systems can be real-time integrated. The IF-MAP service is extremely flexible and can combine standardised as well as user-defined data. In the process, the threat generated especially by mobile terminal devices like smart phones have to be taken into account. ESUKOM focuses on integrating existing security solutions (commercial and open source) based on a common metadata format as defined by the IF-MAP specification of the Trusted Computing Group.

macmon secure GmbH supports this standard and is presently involved with research partners and partners from the IT industry in the joint research project on "real-time security for corporate networks by consolidating metadata - ESUKOM".

The project is funded as part of the commonly defined focus on "IT security" by the BMBF (Federal ministry of Education and Research) and BMI (Federal Ministry of Internal affairs). The project partners are the Fraunhofer SIT in Darmstadt, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HsH Hochschule Hannover), NCP and DECOIT from Bremen.