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EdgeX Foundry ramps up security of open source IoT code for edge devices

EdgeX Foundry has released a new version of its Delhideveloper code for IoT edge devices, with new security and management features, new software developer kits (SDKs), and an updated user interface.

The third major code release from EdgeX Foundry, the open source Linux Foundation project, the new Delhi code also allows connectivity to a wider range of databases and devices for a wider range of IoT solutions.

EdgeX Foundry was set up to build a common open framework for IoT edge computing, and an ecosystem of interoperable plug-and-play components to unify the IoT market and accelerate IoT deployments.

The framework serves as a “de facto standard” to bring together any mix of connectivity protocols and software applications in the IoT space, it claims.

The Delhi code, first released last month, enables key data management functions in IoT edge solutions, including of buffering and filtering, security measures, and data stores.

EdgeX said the new code gets it “one step closer to a completely open ecosystem of compatible micro-services for sensor connectivity, analytics, cloud connectivity, deployment and more”.

Among the new features, the latest version includes new security measures for granting to services and improved security service bootstrapping. It also includes new SDKs for developers to create smaller, lighter and faster connecting services for IoT devices.

Keith Steele, chair of the technical steering committee at EdgeX Foundry and chief executive at IOTech, said: “The Delhi release includes the initial system management capability, the next wave of security features, and offers the opportunity to select the database of choice.

“It saves the developer time and resources and now offers the opportunity for them to use EdgeX in lightweight devices.”

Jason Shepherd, chair of the board at EdgeX Foundry and chief technology officer for IoT and edge at Dell, said more customisation is coming around messaging, security, communications and system management.

“We are excited to welcome these new member companies into the community and help us get one step closer to a trusted unified edge ecosystem,” he said.

Meanwhile, EMQ Enterprise and Foundries.io have joined EdgeX as new members.

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