Smart City CyberInfrastructure Monitor & Control
The EKRON Smart City system of systems platform is a revolutionized solution that helps cities with the digital transformation journey
cyber - digital monitoring - system of systems
The name EKRON is Greek, meaning the highest point, the peak. Indeed, the EKRON platform, from a system architecture point of view, is positioned above and connects to all other systems and provides real-time cyber protection and monitoring of the IT network, edge devices, and entire organization's digital verticals.
Hence, SNOC (Security & Network Monitoring Center) capabilities are inherently available via the EKRON platform. Real-time information is displayed on clear monitoring dashboards, configurable to the organization's focus.
The platform provides simple tools for managing information about the system's components and makes it accessible to all the organization's management levels.
The EKRON system provides a straightforward, unified, and easy-to-operate interface that offers a broad picture of the organization's health, what is and what's not working, and of course, the cyber threat level of the entire domain. Ekron is one of the first products to combine a robust asset management system, cyber engine, and smart rules engine in one unified and interoperative cross-domain platform. The rules engine enables the automatic transferring of information from one vertical to another.
What is EKRON for cities?
EKRON is a Smart City system of systems open platform for managing all the digital verticals (IT, IoT, OT, and every vertical with an API) of the city. As Ekron connects to everything in the city, it collects and processes information from different point solutions. Ekron draws a new layer of relevant information for stakeholders, using an AI engine.
Simple use case: Ekron knows when the best time for the sprinklers is to spray a public lawn, based on the information it collects from the WIFI or CCTV installations. There are no privacy issues. The EKRON platform contains a cyber mitigation engine that secures the city's infrastructures against cyber threats. Another pillar of Ekron, is a profound IT monitoring build-in solution. The monitoring, cyber, and AI engines produce a single-window view of the city's digital health.
Ekron's adaptive UI is smart and straightforward to use. The UI is customized upon the interest of the user and its role at the organization. Ekron deploys in the cloud or on-premises in disruptive pricing. Ekron freemium model enables IoT makers to use the platform for free in limited metrics.
The EKRON overview screen is a single-pane view of all city systems. As every digital system connects to EKRON, you can comprehend the city's digital health with just a glance. (Night mode)
Simple & Smart User Interface
Ekron's user interface is straightforward to use. The user chooses his points of interest in the city and customizes the UI easily
Every digital vertical with an API or native driver can plug in the EKRON platform. EKRON is a system of systems or manager of managers if you like, and there is no limit to type or number of verticals you can connect to.
Ekron brings point solutions that usually focuses on benefits with little attention paid to cyber risks, to work together in one secure platform.
Ekron's main building blocks are:
real-time monitoring of everything that can be monitored
integration of vertical (smart...XYZ)
interoperability between point solutions
smart user interface
EKRON SDN Gateway
Ekron SDN is a Linux-based virtualized solution that scales up from small edge computing machines to commercial enterprise servers. From a single machine to an HA array, from the Data Center temperature to 70° C passive Colling IoT setup. The Ekron software is a highly modular system that runs the same software image across the Ekron family. If you need a powerful internet gateway as part of the EKRON SOS (System of Systems) solution, you can use the EKRON SDN with different hardware settings. EKRON SOS monitors EKRON SDN as it monitors everything else
The EKRON virtual platform is an SDN solution for the enterprise sector. EKRON combines Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) like the SD-WAN, NGFW, UTM, and IDP. The software-driven EKRON gives you the flexibility to create innovative services, such as border FW, Edge Routers, SD-WAN, SD-Branch, Site-to-Site IPsec VPN using edge computing or commercial enterprise servers, i.e., Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS). EKRON runs on an X86 platform with CPU and a memory in different sizes. Adding more RAM to the physical machine brings EKRON to skyrocket performance. EKRON gives you the freedom to scale according to the organization's changes and business demands and eliminates the operational complexities of deploying multiple CPE types to meet many customer service needs. System admins use the EKRON to implement flexible, secure, high-performance services on-premises. EKRON presents the same high-performance functionality as physical CPE, with the added flexibility of dynamic service creation in an open environment.
Ekron's edge computing hardware family:
For on-premises agentless monitoring or SDN WAN solutions
Meet The Team
Netanel (Nati) Cohen is the chairman of the EKRON board. Before EKRON, Nati was the Director-General of the Israeli ministry of communications. Nati is a (ret.) Brigadier General at the IDF; his last position was Chief communication and information technology officer. Nati held numerous strategic positions during his service. He led the IDF's digital transformation: strategic planning and execution of budget planning, cyber defense, communication, computerization, and Established the Cyber Defense Division. Nati holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Yoav Ludmer is the founder and CEO of EKRON and SMBIT. Before SMBIT, Yoav was the founder of Gaia-net, an AI startup, and co-founder of Science Demo, a pioneer in the scientific demonstration market. Yoav brought SMBIT to excel in the Smart City market in Israel
Menachem Loberboum is the CTO of EKRON. Menachem served in technical leadership in several software companies, bank Hapoalim, bank of Israel, and the Israeli government services and information website. Menachem has more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, networking, systems, and DevOps. Menachem is an interdisciplinary ICT prodigy.
COL (ret.) Assaf Navot is the Chief architect of EKRON.
Before EKRON, Assaf performed a variety of positions in the IDF C4I & Cyber Defense Directorate. Assaf served as the Head of Digital Army Program(“ZAYAD”) at the IDF Ground Forces Technology Division, he also established and led the Data Systems Department in the IDF Ground Forces Technology Division. In his last position, Assaf was the Head of the Network Centric Warfare Department at the Ground Forces, Technology Division. In this position, he led cross-platform, operational & mission-critical Communication, software & Cyber Defense projects. Assaf brings 25 years of experience in complex engineering projects of cyber defense, systems of systems, and communication. Assaf holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.