Tens of billion Internet-of-Things (IoT) endpoints will be in use by 2020, representing great business opportunities. Complex challenges remain to be solved however to efficiently exploit the full potential of the rapidly growing IoT infrastructure.
The next generation IoT systems will have to perform distributed processing and coordinated behaviour across IoT, edge and cloud infrastructures, manage the closed loop from sensing to actuation, and cope with vast heterogeneity, scalability and dynamicity of IoT systems and their environments. The functioning and correctness of such systems will be critical, ranging from business critical to safety critical. Aspects related to trustworthiness, including security and privacy concerns, resilience and robustness, will be of paramount importance.
In addition, smart IoT systems typically operate in a changing and often unpredictable environment, so the ability of these systems to continuously evolve and adapt to their new environment is a key point. The DevOps approach precisely advocates a set of software engineering best practices and tools, to ensure Quality of Service whilst continuously evolving complex systems and foster agility, rapid innovation cycles, and ease of use. ENACT intends to apply and evolve the next generation of DevOps tools and methods to facilitate the development and operation of trustworthy smart IoT applications.
In ENACT, Evidian will focus its research on robustness, security and privacy enforcement applied to smart IoT systems. The company will leverage the Identity Governance and Web Access Manager products to reinforce its offer for Industrial IoT environments. Evidian will design and develop situation-aware authorization services, taking into account risk/trust indicators.
The results of the ENACT project will be beneficial in areas in which trustworthy smart IoT systems are crucial, such as intelligent transports, smart buildings and smart cities, and eHealth.
The objective of Secure Virtual Cloud is to develop, standardize and industrialize a common foundation for a secure cloud. The Secure Virtual Cloud project focuses on the development and integration of a cloud-oriented secure middleware infrastructure. The project targets as primary objectives on-demand services, on-demand resources, interoperability and data security. Evidian delivers identity and access management mechanisms for data security, crossing the border between security policy management and data leak monitoring.
Evidian has initiated PREDYKOT and was the coordinator of the project. PREDYKOT is dedicated to security intelligence. The project provided an innovative, modular and consistent suite to ensure that a security policy remains efficient whatever changes occur to it: administrative, contextual etc. Evidian is delivering several modules for identity and access intelligence. This includes a complete authorization chain, a smart node providing information about users’ activity, reasoning engines on users’ activity and on administrative changes, and a steering portal for security officers.
This large-scale integration project (IP) is part of the European Commission FP7 program and envisions an inter-organisational collaboration space that transforms the current organisation-centric approach to manufacturing into a product-centric approach. The good practices of web 2.0 allow information to be shared, managed and monitored throughout the product life cycle, in a decentralised way. The ComVantage virtual factory framework will provide secure access control based on dynamic workflows and flexible role assignments. It will allow time-based decentralised access management, with ad hoc collaboration between experts located on different geographical sites. ComVantage will focus on mobile applications to support changing working situations, efficient communications and technologies allowing rich interactions. Secure and intuitive mobile applications will help users with rapid decision-making and problem-solving. Information from a range of sources within organisations will be provided and maintained by Linked Data technologies. Evidian provides the ComVantage access management chain, compatible with Linked Data.
The Role-ID project built an organization-oriented identity extension of role-based access control, delivering a role-centered vision. Evidian delivered a federated provisioning infrastructure, based on the SPML and SAML standards and relying on approval workflows.
Evidian initiated and coordinated the MULTIPOL project. MULTIPOL gives users from independently-administered security domains the possibility to access IT resources in one domain from another domain, with sufficient and appropriate access rights. This interoperability between domains takes effect at runtime, when authorisation decisions are taken, and also in out-of-band mode, in order to compare the meaning and objectives of the security policy in each domain. Evidian delivered a comprehensive authorization chain, including a policy management module.
MULTIPOL received the ITEA 2 gold achievement award in 2011 for its excellent results.
MULTIPOL was nominated for the EUREKA 2013 innovation prize. EUREKA recognises exceptional technological achievement in an R&D organisation, as an essential component of an innovative project, chosen on the basis of commercial results and social impact.
The SODA project developed a comprehensive ecosystem to manage inter-operations and high-level communications between the components of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). This simplifies the development of systems using embedded web services in low-cost devices. Evidian developed an XACML authorisation server to control access to SODA service-oriented infrastructure and a global monitoring application.
SODA received the ITEA bronze achievement award in 2009.
ENERGy provided management tools suitable for complex and heterogeneous networks, and developed the automation needed to help administrators reconfigure the system. ENERGy improves the quality of end-users experience, keeping the network and any associated services in line with commercial policies. Evidian developed the web monitoring infrastructure.
This project delivered a software platform for creating, managing and implementing advanced online telecommunications services. Evidian provided the project with a complete management of the quality of service, based on the OpenMaster offer.
Evidian initiated and coordinated the Pepita project. Pepita delivered a software platform for integrating secure online added-value services for e-commerce, with the help of smartcards. Evidian developed the PortalXpert module for managing web access, and the open source JOnAS J2EE server through the ObjectWeb consortium.
Pepita received the ITEA gold achievement award in 2002 for its excellent results.
ITEA 3, the successor to the ITEA 2 programme, is a pan-European strategic programme for advanced R&D in the field of Software-intensive Systems and Services (SiSS). ITEA, a EUREKA cluster, stimulates and supports projects that give European industry a leading edge in the field of SiSS. Projects approved by ITEA are financed by the French Directorate General for Competitiveness, Industry and Services (DGCIS).
FP7 stands for the 7th framework program for research and technological development. It is the main EU instrument for funding research in Europe and covers the 2007-2013 period. FP7 is also designed to meet the needs of employment, competitiveness and quality of life in Europe.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.