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Wialon security measures

Topic: Wialon security measures

Hi
My clients for w pro are asking about how the software screens or authenticates data from devices to ensure that only known device can transmit data to it? There have been DOS and DDOS attacks lately using gprs sims. Can anyone give light to this?

South East Asia
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Wialon security measures

Re: Wialon security measures

jac, you can protect server from fraud by using either network protection (by setting VPN link to GSM operator, by specificating alllowed IP mask for remote devices) or by protocol if it require special password to receive data from device, like e.g. some implementations of "Wialon IPS".

At the dark side of telematics...
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Wialon security measures

Re: Wialon security measures

I think we need to seperate the two issues, one being the volume of messages sent as a part of a DOS attack and the second being bogus messages from a device.

For your clients and depending on how technical you want to get, you can tell them that only registered devices, usually based on the IMEI, will be allowed to post messages into the application. So if an external party is simply sending messages to the server they would also need to know the ID of the device for the message to be processed.

However you would need to have other monitoring in place to alert for increased incomming traffic generated by a DOS attack. The firewall that you are using should be able to do this. Wialon is behind that device so it is not in my opinion a Wialon function. You would then have standard proceeders in place on how the data centre staff would react to this alert.

John

Phoenix Solusi
Mobile Visible Secure
Specialists in data acquisition and analysis for mobile and fixed assets. Integration in to content management systems is a specialty we have.