Tuesday, June 27, 2017

KeyScaler 5.5 includes AWS IoT PKI provisioning

June 27, 2017 –  LONDON, UK and FREMONT, USA - Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces the latest update of its IoT security platform. One of the first products to deliver password management and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates to devices without human intervention, KeyScaler™ version 5.5 is set to dramatically streamline and strengthen the ways in which organizations secure their connected devices.

KeyScaler is Device Authority’s flagship integrated IoT security platform that combines secure device registration and provisioning, credential management and end to end policy-driven encryption. This enables organizations to manage the security of the IoT ecosystems both at scale and through periods of rapid growth.

Version 5.5 introduces unique Automated Password Management (APM) technology to tackle the real-world challenges organisations are facing today with cyber attacks involving connected devices. In 2016, 63% of data breach incidents were related to weak credentials, and recent large scale attacks Mirai and BrickerBot used weak credentials as their exploit vector. Notably, the video surveillance market has experienced the consequences with cameras being compromised. KeyScaler’s APM reduces the headache and removes the associated human risks of manually updating credentials on hundreds or thousands of IoT devices.

KeyScaler also includes an AWS IoT PKI connector; automated provisioning of PKI certificates to any connected device on an organization’s network, independent of manufacture-provisioned keys. PKI certificates provide a strong framework for identifying and authenticating individual devices, and are regarded by many experts as the first step to securing the entire IoT ecosystem. However, provisioning these certificates manually becomes time-consuming and cumbersome at IoT scale. Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT customers can leverage the technology and KeyScaler private certificate signing to solve device provisioning and credential management problems through the AWS Marketplace.

Device Authority’s automated solution drives efficiencies and reduces human error, while also enabling Certificate Authorities (CA) to offer their certificates directly through the KeyScaler™ platform.

Gartner has predicted that, by 2020, over a quarter of all identified enterprise attacks will involve IoT, and warns that as the IoT continues to grow, vendors still favour usability over security. KeyScaler™ ensures that organizations can achieve both.

Darron Antill, CEO at Device Authority said: “Password management is a fundamental building block of IoT security. Strong username and password credentials mitigate the risk of a whole range of cyber threats, including the Mirai botnet, the biggest in the world. Automating this process is an essential step to help organizations continue to benefit from the agility and flexibility of the IoT, without sacrificing security.”

KeyScaler version 5.5 is available from July 10th 2017.

About Device Authority

Device Authority is the leading provider of IoT IAM. 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 Dynamic Device Key Generation (DDKG) technology 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 privacy/encryption.

With offices in Fremont, California and Bracknell, UK, Device Authority partners with the leading IoT ecosystem providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dell, DigiCert, Intel, PTC and Symantec. Keep updated by visiting www.deviceauthority.com and following @DeviceAuthority on Twitter.