Password-secured connection strengthens security
Security and integrity of wireless communication have always been at the forefront in DIGI XBee design. DIGI International is proud to announce the release of the DIGI XBee Secure Sessions functionality for its XBee 3 RF modules. The Secure Sessions functionality is a password-secured connection between two nodes in a XBee network (server and client) where the pair can send and receive encrypted data that only they can decrypt. This new functionality further strengthens DIGI XBee’s security through prevention of man-in-the-middle attacks.
How does DIGI XBee-Secure-Session work?
the To enable the Secure Session functionality, a user must use DIGI XCTU (XBee Configuration and Test Utility). XCTU includes support to configure the password of the server XBee device through a new Secure Session authentication dialog accessible from the configuration settings of the XBee device. Also, XCTU detects automatically when a secure session needs to be established with a remote XBee device in order to configure or communicate with it. When this happens, XCTU displays a dialog to enter the password of the remote XBee device (server) to authenticate with. You would like to download and install XCTU?
DIGI XBee Secure Sessions is available for the following DIGI XBee 3 firmware:
- Digi XBee 3 Zigbee Version 3004
- Digi XBee 3 DigiMesh Version 3004
- Digi XBee 3 802.15.4 Version 2006
For more information please contact Joachim Strohschenk.