11 December 2018
Device Authority Provides Robust IoT Security for 3D Systems’ Cloud-Based Service for 3D Printers
December 11th, 2018 - London, UK and Fremont, USA
– Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain, today announced its customer success story with 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) for their 3D Connect™ Service which uses a cloud-based connection for proactive and preventive support of 3D printers.
3D Systems realized they wanted to differentiate their products and services within a technology driven market. By taking a security first approach, and implementing KeyScaler™, they have an exceptional product in a world of billions of connected devices – whereas other manufacturers may experience challenges when vulnerabilities cause downtime and IP/data theft. KeyScaler is an innovative platform that addresses core security vulnerabilities and delivers comprehensive IoT security automation at scale.
3D Systems utilizes PTC ThingWorx IoT platform for active system management, intelligent preventative maintenance, real time remote diagnosis, and proactive service. As Device Authority is a security partner of PTC, KeyScaler was selected by 3D Systems to protect and differentiate their products and services for customers across many industries, including healthcare, dental, automotive and aerospace.
Connected 3D printers allow businesses to gather data about how their products behave and use it to understand and predict future behaviors to maximize productivity and reduce downtime. However, with any IoT device, there are security challenges including device authentication/integrity and data and IP protection both in transit and at rest on devices and IoT platforms. For 3D Systems, a key challenge to address was a secure connection to the cloud. KeyScaler is used to authenticate the device that sends 3D printer data to and from the ThingWorx service, ensuring the security and integrity of that data. KeyScaler delivers the device and data trust capabilities for 3D Connect Service with the automation to manage this trust at scale.
“We are delighted that 3D Systems chose our KeyScaler platform. They saw value in our ability to provide identity assurance, secure device credential management, scalability through automation and security differentiation for their cloud-based service. By ensuring their printers have a unique, trusted identity, we can verify that the data and IP is also trusted,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority.
KeyScaler delivers IAM solutions for enterprises and the IoT ecosystem. It has been designed for IoT service providers and manufacturers who want an easier way to offer their customers the best security for IoT devices, including automated device provisioning, authentication, secure credential management and policy based end-to-end data security.
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About Device Authority
Device Authority is a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain. Our KeyScaler™ platform provides trust for IoT devices and the IoT ecosystem, to address the challenges of securing the Internet of Things. KeyScaler uses breakthrough technology including Dynamic Device Key Generation (DDKG) and PKI Signature+ that delivers unrivalled simplicity and trust to IoT devices. This solution delivers automated device provisioning, authentication, credential management and policy based end-to-end data security/encryption.
With offices in Fremont, California and Reading, UK, Device Authority partners with the leading IoT ecosystem providers, including AWS, HID Global, Dell, DigiCert, Gemalto, Intel, Microsoft, PTC, Sectigo and Thales. Keep updated by visiting www.deviceauthority.com, following @DeviceAuthority and subscribing to our BrightTALK channel.