Wednesday, May 1, 2019

London, UK and Fremont, USA – Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), has today launched a Security Suite for PTC ThingWorx IoT platform, combining four security extensions into one bundle for ThingWorx customers and partners. This solves customer demand for enhanced security, meeting compliance and business needs, and ensuring an end-to-end security solution is robust.

ThingWorx delivers purpose-built industrial IoT applications and the market-leading technology platform, so customers can rapidly deliver solutions that solve critical challenges all designed to accelerate digital transformation. When connecting applications and devices to the internet the most significant challenge for organizations today is security.

IoT devices produce sensitive data which needs to be protected. The data is transported from the devices to the ThingWorx platform, where it will be processed, monitored, and analyzed to enable operational efficiency. Protecting the data at rest, in motion, and in use is a huge challenge. In addition, IoT devices connecting into ThingWorx applications require validation, to ensure unauthorized devices aren’t providing invalid data.

"The IoT has numerous use cases and each have their own security and safety requirements. Our strategic partner Device Authority has developed a security suite for ThingWorx customers, with simple and easy integration to deliver trust for IoT devices and data," said Chirag Mehta, Director, IoT Strategic Alliances, PTC.

Device Authority has developed security extensions for PTC’s ThingWorx platform over the last three years. Most recently, the fourth extension provides a flexible integration between KeyScaler and ThingWorx for real time device authorization status updates, and creates, manages and synchronizes device identities.

The Security Suite includes:

  • Data Security (Crypto) Extension
  • Device Authentication Extension
  • Management Interface Extension
  • Device Authorization Extension

“The plug and play nature of our Security Suite enables new and existing ThingWorx customers to quickly add strong security directly into their IoT applications and devices without specialist security knowledge or costly processes. The Security Suite is being used by medical device and smart connected product manufacturers today, who understand the importance of security for IoT and require our technology for HIPAA and GDPR compliance,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority.

To find out more about the Security Suite for ThingWorx, please download the overview guide.

 

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 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, DigiCert, Gemalto, HID Global, Microsoft, nCipher Security, PTC, Sectigo, Thales, Wipro and more. Keep updated by visiting www.deviceauthority.com, following @DeviceAuthority and subscribing to our BrightTALK channel.