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Bedrock Open Secure Automation OSA® Platform Wins Design News Golden Mousetrap Innovation Award

February 23, 2017 |  Press Releases

San Jose, Calif. – February 23, 2017 — Bedrock Automation announced today that the editors of Design News have recognized the Bedrock® OSA® Platform with a Golden Mousetrap award in the Automation & Motion Control: Controllers category.

The Golden Mousetrap awards celebrate the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing. An initial screening team of Design News’ industry leading editors selected the initial finalists and passed them on to the full editorial board, which chose the winners.

“It is very gratifying to be recognized by our peers in the design community. We assembled a world-class team of engineers and approached the project with a commitment to an elegant and advanced system design. Putting the best tools, technologies and talent to work on this idea has resulted in a product like no other,” said Albert Rooyakkers, Bedrock founder, CTO and VP of Engineering.

With the inclusion of more than 40 intrinsic technologies, the Bedrock OSA platform delivers on the fundamentals of cyber defense: a secure automation platform and a secure manufacturing and component supply chain. The resulting end-point root of trust leverages hardware-based crypto keys and certificates for advanced cryptographic authentication of Bedrock hardware and software components, which are further fortified with layers of anti-tamper protection.

Attempting a similar level of protection with conventional, bolt-on technologies increases operational cost and complexity with minimal certainty of protection against inside-out or outside-in attacks like Stuxnet or stolen credentials. With Bedrock, the built-in cyber security hardening is a standard feature of all system components and it comes at no additional cost.

While many companies buy Bedrock for its industry leading PLC, DCS or SCADA control functionality, the intrinsic cyber protection makes the purchasing decision and life cycle ownership even more practical and relevant.

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About Bedrock Automation
Bedrock Automation, based in San Jose, California, is the maker of Bedrock, the world’s most powerful and cyber secure automation platform. This Silicon Valley company has assembled the latest technologies and talents from both the automation and semiconductor industries to build an unprecedented automation solution for industrial control based on three prime directives: simplicity, scalability and security. The result is a system with a revolutionary electromagnetic backplane architecture and deeply embedded ICS cyber security, which delivers the highest levels of system performance, industrial cyber security and reliability at the lowest cost of ownership.

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