An Expanded IoT Security Partnership

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The expansion will include a new framework for IoT security for connected devices.

Digital security company Gemalto and identity and secure transaction technology provider Entrust Datacard announced a partnership expansion to include a secure framework for IoT-connected devices.

This expansion gives customers the ability to use Entrust Datacard ioTrust Security Solutions with Gemalto’s SafeNet Data Protection On Demand to establish and secure identities across their IoT infrastructures.

In a recent Gemalto study, 90% of consumers lacked confidence in IoT security. Only 50% of companies identified adopting a “security by design” approach. That response validates consumers’ concerns about IoT device hacking or data stealing.

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A Stronger Security Solution

Customers who adopt Entrust Datacard’s ioTrust Security Solution get an integrated, cloud-based solution that:

  • Identifies IoT devices through all manufacturing stages and operational lifecycles
  • Secures data within the IoT infrastructure
  • Protects enterprises’ IoT devices and data with

They’ll also benefit from Gemalto’s SafeNet Data Protection On Demand, which helps enterprises protect IoT devices and data with:

  • Cloud-based hardware security models and encryption
  • Key brokering
  • Key vaulting services

Enterprises also have the opt to deploy on-premise versions of both companies’ solutions.

“Organizations are still struggling to incorporate security into IOT initiatives and keep pace with the broader IoT objectives of delivering innovative services and more efficient operations. While we continue to work with the industry to mature best practices and standards, we’ve also incorporated these learnings into our solutions,” says Josh Jabs, VP and GM of IoT solutions for Entrust Datacard. “Extending our long-standing relationship with Gemalto to IOT made sense as together we make critical elements of IoT security easier to adopt.”

We are pleased that many security providers are now coming together to integrate solutions and employ security across the entire IoT ecosystem,” says Todd Moore, SVP of Encryption Products at Gemalto. “We’re moving our strong partnership with Entrust Datacard into a new era – securing the IoT, where encryption, cryptography, identity issuance and access management are a full-stack solution and not individual components. This way, security is built-in and no longer an after-thought or a challenge. It becomes invisible and just happens.”

Sue Walsh

About Sue Walsh

Sue Walsh is News Writer for RTInsights, and a freelance writer and social media manager living in New York City. Her specialties include tech, security and e-commerce. You can follow her on Twitter at @girlfridaygeek.

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