Device Authority and Avnet Announce Strategic Relationship for End-to-End IoT Device Security Management
Avnet, a global technology distributor and solutions provider, and Device Authority, a global leader in identity and access management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), have entered into an agreement designed to accelerate and scale IoT deployments worldwide. Device Authority has joined Avnet’s IoTConnect Partner Program with a shared goal to provide customers with seamless, industry leading IoT system designs on Avnet’s IoTConnect Platform. Avnet’s IoTConnect Partner Program is one part of Avnet’s IoTConnect Solutions Suite.
London, UK, and Phoenix, Arizona, USA – February 22, 2022 — Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a global technology distributor and solutions provider and Device Authority, a global leader in identity and access management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced an agreement under which they will combine their technologies to help customers worldwide manage and protect their connected device infrastructure. Under this agreement, Avnet will integrate Device Authority’s KeyScaler™ platform into its cloud-based device management platform, IoTConnect. This integration will allow device makers to secure and manage the full identity lifecycle of their devices through Avnet’s IoTConnect Platform.
“Many IoT deployments lack built-in security to counter threats, so our industry-first solution securely manages IoT devices throughout the entire value chain, from chip manufacturer through device-makers, and to end customers across multiple sectors,” said Lou Lutostanski, vice president of IoT, Avnet.
“By integrating device identity lifecycle management into Avnet’s IoTConnect solution, we’re enabling users to manage devices built on multiple different technologies and platforms through a single pane of glass. With that visibility and access to key features such as delivering and managing PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) certificates all in one platform, our customers can deploy a sustainable long-term IoT security strategy more confidently.”
“The proliferation of IoT devices is growing at an accelerating rate. Device-based security must start with a strong identity and include recognition of the full lifecycle those devices will experience from initial registration to end-of-life. Avnet’s global reach, and the device management capabilities of their IoTConnect platform combined with our KeyScaler platform brings a new level of IoT security to our joint customers,” said Darron Antill, CEO, Device Authority.
Avnet’s IoTConnect and Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform both leverage the power of Microsoft Azure, recently named the leader in Gartner®’s 2021 Magic Quadrant™ for Industrial IoT Platforms.
About Device Authority
Device Authority is a global leader in identity and access management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and focuses on medical/healthcare, industrial, automotive, 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 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.
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As a leading global technology distributor and solutions provider, Avnet has served customers’ evolving needs for an entire century. We support customers at each stage of a product’s lifecycle, from idea to design and from prototype to production. Our unique position at the center of the technology value chain enables us to accelerate the design and supply stages of product development so customers can realize revenue faster. For the past one hundred years, Avnet has been helping its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet’s IoT expertise at www.avnet.com/iot. For more information on Avnet’s IoTConnect Partner Program, please email IoT@avnet.com.
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