GuardKnox Secure Network Orchestrator™ (SNO) solution

Additional Info

Company size (employees)50 to 99
Type of solutionHybrid


GuardKnox achieved its status as the automotive industry’s first cybertech tier supplier by developing the patented Secure Network Orchestrator (SNO) product line – flexible, scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective computing solutions for the next generation of secure vehicles. GuardKnox’s patented hardware and software solutions thwart cyberattacks, create an improved end-user experience, and generate revenue opportunities for OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers.

Unlike other cybersecurity solutions which typically embed software into ECUs to protect a single system or ECU, GuardKnox’s SNO’s most important feature is that it functions as a domain controller for network-level protection, effectively securing all network communication and ECUs from hacks and intrusions. Using its patented three-tier Communication Lockdown Methodology, the solution is completely autonomous and does not require any external connectivity or on-going updates.

Its solutions solve multiple issues inhibiting automotive innovation. Most importantly, GuardKnox ensures fast and high-performance processing of data, guarantees that manufacturers won’t need extensive amounts of cabling to make their systems function, provides users with cost-effective solutions, and ensures security as the underlying foundation for any hardware/software in the vehicle.

GuardKnox’s patented product line is applicable to all of the varying needs of OEMs, Tier-1s, and the aftermarket. Its internal SNO offers a total in-vehicle cybersecurity platform ensuring centralized protection for all ECUs while serving as a foundation for future customization. The GuardKnox external SNO provides cybersecurity for telematics, infotainment, on-board diagnostics (OBD), over-the-air (OTA) software updates, and other ECUs connected to cellular internet. Its Electric Vehicle (EV) SNO blocks threats posed to vehicle-to-grid (v2G) communications over private and public charging systems. And for needs not mentioned, GuardKnox offers its built-to-spec SNO, a customizable cybersecurity solution for automakers and suppliers. GuardKnox’s solutions will continue to empower the automotive industry with the freedom to evolve to meet the changing needs of connected cars safely and securely.

How we are different

-GuardKnox should be recognized as it offers the first in-vehicle cybersecurity platform delivering centralized protection to all ECUs while serving as a foundation for future vehicle personalization and customization.

-No competitors currently provide solutions as flexible, scalable, and future-proof to OEMs and aftermarket providers of connected vehicles. The company is currently partnering with Porsche, Daimler, Volkswagen Group, DXC Technologies and more to implement the solution into their vehicles. GuardKnox is currently collaborating with Palo Alto Networks to provide an end-to-end solution as well.

-GuardKnox’s solutions are critical to the next age of secured vehicles. They create the secure in-vehicle environment for data and application hosting, processing and storage by way of secure isolation and partitioning. This guarantees if a non-safety critical system in a vehicle’s network goes down, for instance, a driver’s infotainment, a hacker cannot use this vulnerability as an entry point to interfere with safety-critical systems within the vehicle (brakes, engine).