Intrusion Detection and Prevention for ECUs

Argus’ ECU Intrusion Detection and Prevention System reduces risk and drives compliance with detection, protection, logging, and fail-safe capabilities for Posix based ECUs such as Linux, Android and Adaptive AutoSAR.

why now?

Detect and prevent intrusions within vehicle components

Built on widely available POSIX operating systems, core components such as infotainment, telemetry units, and driver assistance systems are exposed to a wide pool of potential increased risks. Vulnerability databases are freely available to malicious actors, and connections like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth provide an attack vector. As a result, manufacturers and suppliers need security tools which accommodate automotive-specific requirements and constraints.

Product highlights

Hardening for ECUs

To detect threats and prevent system intrusions

Widespread compatibility

With support for Linux, Android, and Adaptive AutoSAR operating systems


ASPICE (3.1) Level 2 product and project compliance

Flexible architecture

Capabilities can be enabled, disabled or adjusted over the vehicle lifecycle

Optimized performance

With minimal impact on ECU memory and CPU

Proven protection

Already on the road and trusted by manufacturers and suppliers worldwide


  • Current and emerging vehicle cyber security regulation
  • Reducing exposure to corporate liability and costly recalls
  • Protecting brand and reputation through consumer safety and privacy
  • The need for secure products in a connected world
argus ECU idps features

From threat and attack detection to fail-safe capabilities

Platform integrity

Validate the integrity and authenticity of executables at boot and during runtime

System limiter

OS hardening to prevent unauthorized resource use and malicious commands

Secure Logger

Log security events with dedicated self-protection mechanisms and an easy-to-use API

Threat detection and response

Detects anomalous activities and provides automated response options

Securing vehicles where they’re most at risk

Layers of protection for ECUs on the attack surface

Argus Connected ECU IDPS provides detection and prevention controls for securing vehicle ECUs and achieving system and vehicle compliance.

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Vehicle Vulnerability Management

Meet regulations and standards like UN R155 and ISO/SAE 21434 with lifecycle vulnerability management that reduces financial, safety, and privacy risk.


Leverage expertise that’s already protecting millions of vehicles with a Vehicle Security Operations Center that combines technology, processes, playbook, and knowledge.

Ethernet IDPS

Protect in-vehicle networks with comprehensive network monitoring, threat detection, and attack prevention as an ECU library or pre-integrated into switch firmware.

See how ECU IDPS is protecting vehicles worldwide