HDBaseT Alliance, Valens and Check Point Unite to Provide Superior Automotive Cyber Security

  • Infrastructure
  • 27.04.2017 08:15 am

HDBaseT Automotive is poised to become the first industry standard with built-in cyber security for in-vehicle connectivity. Today, the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT technology, is announcing the establishment of a Cyber Security Working Group, with the participation of Check Point, Argus and Valens. The Working Group will define the necessary specifications for a more secure connected car.  

Check Point Software Technologies, the leader in cyber security solutions in the market, has joined the Alliance as a Contributor member, and will lead the Cyber Security Working Group.  Argus Cyber Security, the world's largest independent automotive cyber security company, is also joining the Alliance as a Contributor member of the Cyber Security Working Group. Valens, inventor of HDBaseT and HDBaseT Alliance founder, will play a central role in this collaboration to accelerate development of these requirements.

As an established infrastructure technology, HDBaseT brings embedded connectivity protocols to handle cyber security risks. HDBaseT Automotive is the only technology that enables high-speed tunneling of audio, video, data, USB and more, with native networking capabilities over a single unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable for up to 15m (50ft).  The Cyber Security Working Group will work closely together with the Alliance Automotive Working Group. Members of the Alliance's Automotive Working Group are leading automotive OEMs, Tier-1s and suppliers, including General Motors, Daimler, Delphi, Mitsubishi Electric, LG, Samsung, Silora R&D, Leoni, TE, NXP, Molex and Valens.

"Over the past year, the HDBaseT Alliance brought many important players in the automotive sector to the Alliance.  By joining the Alliance, Check Point and Argus will drive the development of a safer, better equipped solution for in-vehicle connectivity. With this partnership, we are raising the bar in the industry in terms of automotive cyber security and the Alliance is proud to lead this process." 

"Cars today have multiple electronic control units containing millions of lines of code which are vulnerable to cyber threats. We have seen hackers gain control over connected cars, endangering the lives of drivers and others on the road. Now more than ever, security for connected cars has become a critical requirement and needs to be implemented from the design stage. This is why Check Point is extending its industry-leading technologies into the automotive sector to keep these critical systems one step ahead of threats." 
Amnon Bar-Lev, President, Check Point Software Technologies

"Valens believes in the continuous advancement of HDBaseT technology, and HDBaseT Automotive is no different. We are excited to work with Check Point and Argus to further strengthen in-vehicle cyber security with HDBaseT, providing our customers with a solid and reliable solution for years to come." 

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