Technology consulting firm Very LLC, a US-based firm, headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, in a recent statement, announced receiving a 2018 IoT Evolution Security Excellence Award from IoT Evolution magazine, the leading publication covering Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The award honors organizations delivering hardware or software solutions that enable the advancement of security for IoT devices and networks. Very, was recognized for using the Nerves framework to bring web security best practices to IoT.
Though the IoT landscape is improving, many existing products are still rampant with security flaws. Very’s solution to this problem is to bring web tools and technology to the hardware world through Elixir and Nerves, making it possible to iterate quickly and securely by leveraging the web-security best practices that are an integral part of the Elixir web ecosystem.
According to Jeff McGehee, IoT practice lead at Very, to improve a product, one needs to continually ship new code, but this is hard to do with devices in the field. It’s often unreliable, messy, not secure, and really slow to iterate. Nerves is a complete paradigm shift that makes this problem much simpler to solve.
Elixir, being adopted by the web community, boasts strengths for low-level hardware applications. The Nerves project successfully leverages the ideologies of web development (frameworks, powerful tooling, etc…) and integrates them with the strengths of embedded Elixir. This makes the Elixir/Nerves stack ideal for robust, rapid development of IoT devices, and as such, it is the favored IoT firmware stack used at Very.
Prior to winning the 2018 IoT Evolution Security Excellence Award, Very was named one of the Top 50 IoT Solution Providers by CIO Applications Magazine, and has won awards for being a top blockchain technology provider by both CIO Applications Magazine and Enterprise Security Magazine.