MoCA upgrade offers greater security
A new firmware upgrade from the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) will provide greater security between networked devices in the home.
MoCASec is a robust security layer for MoCA links that enhances network configurations where peer to peer privacy is required. It can seamlessly link into home networks supporting the WiFi Alliance’s EasyMesh standard. It is available for MoCA Home 2.0 and 2.5 devices and is part of the 3.0 standard.
WiFi Alliance vice president of marketing Kevin Robinson says: “The addition of MoCASec into the network integrates additional privacy without disruption to devices already in use.”
MoCA president Charles Cerino adds: “It is not enough to just provide huge amounts of bandwidth anymore. Network operators must address the entire user experience including expanded security and privacy. MoCASec ensure the secure and private transport of data over the in-home coaxial cabling further enhancing the home networking experience.”
The new firmware supports standard authentication protocols, as well as pre-shared key (PSK) and push button configuration. It also features dynamic pairwise encryption keys and 128-bit AES-CBC/CTR encryption.