Initial situation and project objective
IT security is gaining importance in ever more areas of our lives. Examples of this are smart home devices such as lamps, washing machines, door locking systems and cameras that are networked and can often even be operated remotely via the internet. This adds a new degree of convenience, but also potentially gives hackers more backdoors into home networks. Devices must be afforded the highest degree of protection from the outset in order to reduce the risk of a successful hacker attack.
"Miele@home" technology enables numerous appliances to be networked and integrated into smart home applications. This makes it possible, for instance, to show the current operating status of a networked appliance, which comes in handy when you can see at a glance how long the washing machine in the basement still has to run. In addition, by means of an app, this also enables the user to check the status while on the go, such as whether they remembered to turn off the stove. To provide remote access, appliances connect to a dedicated Miele server over the internet. Access via the internet calls for special protection, e.g. to ward off hacker attacks.