Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 6th, 2019 - 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 Ramesh Kesanupalli has joined the Device Authority board as a Board Member. The appointment compliments the company’s sustained growth plans and success for its KeyScaler platform in the medical device and healthcare markets.

Based in Silicon Valley, Ramesh Kesanupalli brings over 30 years of Industry experience with over 15 years in cybersecurity.  In 2013, Ramesh co-founded the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. Now recognized as an international standard, FIDO Alliance is based on his foundational patents and he continues to play a key role on the board of FIDO Alliance and its executive committee with an influencing voice on the future direction of the Alliance.

Ramesh also founded Nok Nok Labs, a FIDO Alliance-based market leader in next generation authentication for cloud, mobile and IoT applications. The company’s platform has been deployed to hundreds of millions of users through leading Mobile Network Operators, Fintech, Banking, Healthcare and IoT customers. Nok Nok is trusted by millions of users and by leading Fortune 500 enterprises every day.  Nok Nok Labs’s S3 Authentication suite is recognized as the Best Mobile Autheitcation and Security Solution by GSMA GLOMO Awards during MWC 2019

“Device Authority is an exciting company with breakthrough technology which will continue to attract customers and partners who realize the importance of security in the continuously growing IoT world. I am looking forward to working with the Device Authority team and helping them grow and connect with new organizations to enhance their future opportunities,” said Ramesh Kesanupalli.

Prior to FIDO and Nok Nok, he was Chief Technology Officer at Validity Sensors Inc, the world's most durable, high performance finger print sensors, where he drove the product, market and partner strategies for the company, which was acquired by Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) for in 2013.  Previously, Ramesh was responsible for product operations along with marketing and business development in his role of SVP and General Manager of Worldwide Product Operations at Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ:PTEC). 

“Ramesh brings a wealth of experience from founding several successful companies including Nok Nok Labs and the FIDO Alliance. We welcome his industry knowledge, particularly in the cybersecurity and IoT market, and aligning with his significant IoT and Chip ecosystem partners who are all focused on enhancing security to solve their customer pain points and innovate their offerings,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority.

Ramesh was previously part of the CTO forum for Business Software Alliance in the cybersecurity advisory panel for the US Federal Government.  He also co-founded a video streaming company which was acquired by Akamai and was the founder of Middle Tier software provider for wireless Carriers for IP services delivery, Kinera, Inc., (Telsima, Inc.), where he served as CEO for over eight years.



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, Dell, DigiCert, Gemalto, HID Global, Intel, Microsoft, nCipher Security, PTC, Sectigo and Thales. Keep updated by visiting, following @DeviceAuthority and subscribing to our BrightTALK channel.