Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the launch of KeyScaler as a Service (KSaaS) hosted in Microsoft Azure Cloud and four new innovative connectors for Microsoft Azure IoT Edge, IoT Central, Azure Key Vault and Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS). These new Azure connectors are in addition to Azure IoT Hub, DPS and Event Hub connectors previously launched that KeyScaler supports.

KSaaS provides Device Authority’s customers and partners with an easily deployable IoT security platform, hosted in Azure, for their critical enterprise IoT use cases and business models. The web-based platform is a cost-effective way to deliver device trust, data trust and automation, without tying up hefty budgets and valuable resources. KSaaS enables partners to deliver value added security services to their existing Enterprise and new IoT customers.

“Since we originally launched KeyScaler as a Service in June 2018, we have invested more in integrating our platform and solutions with Microsoft Azure, particularly as Microsoft customers and SI partners look to develop and rollout their IoT projects and based on the Azure IoT platform and services, which are all synergistic with our IoT security software platform KeyScaler. Therefore it made perfect sense to move KSaaS into the Azure cloud,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority.

“With specific customer requests to be closely integrated with Microsoft Azure IoT, we have accelerated key technology functionality on our roadmap to help solve security issues and enable projects to get unblocked and advance”, said James Penney, CTO of Device Authority.

Modern IT and business solutions are shifting away from embedding third party software components or using on-premise infrastructure in favour of SaaS solutions for compelling benefits. For small and medium sized enterprises, cloud-based software infrastructure delivered via a SaaS model can provide a cost-effective alternative to delivering effective security services to your business. A cloud-based SaaS model makes more sense for IoT use cases as most IoT applications and infrastructure are in the cloud.

More recently, Device Authority added new integrations to the KeyScaler Security Suite for Microsoft Azure. The integrations, or connectors, work seamlessly with:

1.     Azure IoT Central Connector - automatically provision x.509 certs for Azure IoT Hub, DPS, and IoT Central​

2.     Azure IoT Edge Gateway - automated Certificate Management for IoT Edge Gateways and Leaf Devices

3.     Azure Key Vault - enables Azure Certificate Authority services and code signing for IoT devices and applications

4.     Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services - enhanced IoT device security by binding the device identity with corresponding digitally signed certificates

The new connectors bring a wealth of benefits to customers, including automated certificate management, increased operational efficiencies, key management, simplified administration, less complexity and enhanced security.

 

Resources

Dedicated Microsoft Webpage

Security Suite for Microsoft

Technical Insight Guide for Microsoft

Azure IoT Central

Azure IoT Edge

Azure Key Vault

Microsoft AD CS

 

About Device Authority

Device Authority is a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT); focused on medical / healthcare, industrial and smart connected devices. 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, policy based end-to-end data security/encryption and secure updates.

With offices in Fremont, California and Reading, UK, Device Authority partners with the leading IoT ecosystem providers, including AWS, DigiCert, Gemalto, HID Global, Microsoft, nCipher Security, PTC, Thales, Venafi, Wipro and more. Keep updated by visiting www.deviceauthority.com, following @DeviceAuthority and subscribing to our BrightTALK channel.