May 15, 2023

Device Authority and Entrust Further Demonstrate Their Partnership Potential to Provide Security to the Supply Chain

Device Authority and Entrust Further Demonstrate Their Partnership Potential to Provide Security to the Supply Chain

Identified as leaders in IoT (Internet of Things) Device Identity Lifecycle Management by ABI Research, and leaders in IoT IAM according to Quadrant, Device Authority and Entrust have worked together to integrate Device Authority’s KeyScaler® IoT IAM (Identity and Access Management) platform with PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) services from Entrust, extending the existing collaboration for Hardware Security Module (HSM) services, to provide device trust, data trust and automation at IoT scale. 


Recently, Device Authority and Entrust partnered to provide solutions to a global manufacturer of medical devices who required secure device registration, automated certificate life cycle management and zero touch provisioning to the ThingWorx platform.  

All devices require X.509 certificates for mutual authentication between the device agent and ThingWorx.  

As a medical device manufacturer, patient safety, procedure management, data security, industry compliance and cloud integration were of the utmost importance.  


Device Authority and Entrust sought to streamline the process by utilizing both KeyScaler and a full suite of Entrust services to provide:  

  • A hybrid and high scale PKI service, operated to best industry practice, to provision digital certificates as a trusted identity, unique to each OEM 
  • Certificate Lifecycle Management capabilities to reduce management overheads and risk 
  • Device Identity management via the use of Device Authority’s Dynamic Device Key Generation (DDKG) technology 
  • KeyScaler, a key distribution and management solution backed by the PKI, to securely transport keys from the OEMs of production equipment to remote factories worldwide 
  • Policy-driven Encryption with granular read/write access permissions 
  • HSM Access Control for integration with third-party HSM for secure and automated key generation and storage using HSM 
  • Key generation and usage reporting for auditing 
  • Code Signing Certificates giving users the assurance that the code or application has not been tampered with since the issuance of a digital signature 


The implementation of Device Authority’s DDKG solution meant that the client was able to benefit from using pre-built integrations to enterprise IoT platforms. 

Further, the flexible PKI service from Entrust has delivered the scalable, high performance and assured infrastructure that the customer considers critical to their ongoing efficient operations and assurance fabric. 

The combined solutions from both Device Authority and Entrust have streamlined device security reducing admin burden and freeing up internal FTEs to handle other essential duties. 

Automation of the IoT devices on and off, their network speeds up incident response times and minimizes customer disruption, helping to preserve brand reputation, and reducing liability. 

To find out more about how our joint technologies can benefit your organization then make sure to come and see us at LiveWorx stand 502. 

Device Authority UK Head Office Level 2, Thames Tower Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LX 

Entrust Global Headquarters 1187 Park Place Minneapolis MN 55379 

Louise José