MUD profiles - Header
MUD profiles

We love profiles because of their user-friendliness. And MUD’s great, because it enables profiles to be set automatically.

MUD: Manufacturer Usage Description

An IoT vendor can develop a formal specification for a device, in the form of Manufacturer Usage Description (MUD). A MUD includes a behavioural profile for the device. A device’s manufacturer knows best what resources the device will need once it’s connected to a network. For example, an IP camera will need to use DNS and DHCP on the local network, and it’ll want to communicate with an NTP server and its own cloud-based controller. But it shouldn’t be generating any other traffic flows. Check the current version of the MUD standard.

MUD enhances the user experience

If a newly connected device supports MUD, SPIN will retrieve the manufacturer’s profile and enforce it on the IoT traffic. Alternatively, the user has the option of getting a notification each time a new device is connected and selecting a profile for it. That could be the MUD profile (if available), or another profile. The ability to opt for other profiles can be useful: for example, the MUD profile might include social media access for the device, but the user might not want to use the device for social interaction.

Collaborate with us

Work with us for building a more secure internet.

Learn more

Latest News

  • Monday 8 July 2019

    Spinning CPEs: Collaborative Work on CPE IoT Protection


    Jelte Jansen & Peter Steinhäuser - Video 20 min

    Read more
  • Thursday 25 April 2019

    UNSW Sydney analysed the network traffic of IoT devices


    Interesting models and tools for IoT security en privacy

    Read more
  • Tuesday 26 March 2019

    Help managing the growing number of Things on our networks has arrived


    IETF again turns its attention to Internet of Things (IoT) security

    Read more


De versie van de browser die je gebruikt is verouderd en wordt niet ondersteund.
Upgrade je browser om de website optimaal te gebruiken.