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Penta Security: Proposals for a Safe and Secure System

The Silicon Review
February, 2020


With the boom of the Internet and the IoT, securing the data of individual users and organizations has become a vital step in the information age. Safety and security are next to the word ‘trust’ today and one of the companies making sure that trust isn’t broken is Penta Security

Founded on its data encryption technology in 1997, Penta Security Systems is a leading provider of web and data security products, solutions and services. Although Korea today is recognized as a global technology powerhouse, 20 years ago there was very little knowledge about technology or cyber security. CEO/Founder Seokwoo Lee founded the company with the vision of bringing security to the forefront. The future of technology rests on research and Penta Security prides itself on the emphasis it places on research and development.

One of the company’s key products is Web Application Firewall (WAF). It is a solution developed specifically to address an often neglected but critical component of the security architecture — application layer security.


WAPPLES SA (Software Appliance) is a virtual Web Application Firewall (WAF) that can be seamlessly integrated with cloud systems and other virtual environments. This solution is a great fit for enterprise customers such as data centers and hosting providers as well as SMBs such as managed security service providers and private cloud business infrastructures. WAPPLES SA has support for popular hypervisors including KVM, XenServer, and vSphere.

WAPPLES SA (Software Appliance) generally provides all the capabilities of the hardware WAPPLES appliance with the added ability to scale as the business grows. Unlike deploying a hardware appliance, implementing WAPPLES SA is an extremely straightforward process. When a client decides to deploy WAPPLES SA, the client receives a DVD file that can simply be imported through supported virtual platforms.


MyDiamo are a set of comprehensive tools for managing open source database security. It packs the following useful features to help adhere to the key principles of GDPR – “data protection by design and by default”:

Column-level encryption: Retain indexing capabilities with partial encryption to increase data portability while minimizing personally identifiable information.

Access control: Granular access controls prevent data tampering and provide extensive oversight even at the column level.

Audit logs: Flag any abuse of access privileges and fulfill breach notification obligations, while providing assurance of ongoing data confidentiality.


Penta Security IoT Solutions

 Internet of Things (IoT) is technology where “things” or devices can connect to the Internet and analyze information, which is consequently used as a platform for different services that users can utilize. The following solutions are based on Penta Security’s core technologies: Encryption, Network Security, Authentication, and Security Services.

Smart Factory Security 

After the announcement of “Industry 4.0,” ‘Smart Factories’ have emerged as an important topic in the IoT era. To develop a Smart Factory, tens of thousands of sensors are required and it is necessary to track down the location of parts in real time while collecting and analyzing data before proceeding to the automation process. Penta Security has an extensive security system reference and expertise in Smart Factory security such as AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure). Companies looking to introduce Smart Factories are required to authenticate and protect communication between their systems while ensuring the security of their servers and infrastructure in order to prevent personal injuries and maintain processing quality.

Smart Car Security

Technology is rapidly advancing in the automotive space to meet user demands for convenience, as well as the sustainability needs of urban areas. Enhanced connectivity is at the heart of innovation, and the industry is swiftly headed towards the commercialization of cars controlled with mobile apps and self-driving cars guided by real-time traffic data. While presenting new opportunities for mobility, the added connectivity exposes vehicles to cyber threats and privacy risks that can pose a significant threat to traffic safety. Penta Security saw the dangers and began working on researching security for exposed areas. Considering all gateways or points of access for the car and developing methods of securing the channels of communication via encryption, Penta Security has also delved into public key infrastructure (PKI) to authenticate the many different endpoints. This comprehensive connected car security solution resulted in AutoCrypt.

Smart Energy Security

There’s an abundance of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), but there’s been a misguided effort by vendors and manufacturers to implement IoT technology into their systems before proper security measures are in place. Penta Security aims to secure first, and then to develop the solutions to implement into energy systems to ensure that business operations will not only be successful, but safe.

Smart Product Authentication

As per the IACC Report, counterfeit products distributed in 2012 have been valued around USD 200-600 billion to maximum USD 1 trillion, which is a 10,000% increase within the last 20 years. Products include expensive shoes, bags and jewelry as well as many medicines and auto parts, posing serious threats to people’s lives. D’EAL is a genuine product authentication solution designed to prevent damages caused by counterfeit products using PKI-based technology and hardware duplication protection. The solution ensures the highest level of security by incorporating PKI technology into a range of areas including e-Business security solutions, public certification and end-to-end encryption, while taking advantage of the extensive expertise in this field. It supports various methods based on wireless communication technologies such as electronic tags (in the form of stickers), insertion into inner fabrics and metallic logos without compromising the brand design, while ensuring a high level of security.


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