Adesto, IBM and NXP introduce integrated end-to-end security solution for Industrial IoT | Automation.com

Adesto, IBM and NXP introduce integrated end-to-end security solution for Industrial IoT

Adesto, IBM and NXP introduce integrated  end-to-end security solution for Industrial IoT

April 25, 2019 – Adesto Technologies Corporation, IBM and NXP Semiconductors are demonstrating a solution that provides security for smart building and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployments. Adesto's SmartServer IoT edge server and the IBM Watson IoT Platform, together enabled by NXP’s A71CH secure element for IoT devices, provide an extra layer of security for businesses connecting their systems securely to the IBM Cloud.

IBM Watson IoT Platform is a managed, cloud-hosted service designed to enable companies to connect and derive value from their IoT devices. It enables organizations to capture and explore data for devices, equipment, and machines, and discover insights that can drive decision-making.Adesto’s open, extensible SmartServer IoT works to simplify the complexities of interoperability between the diverse set of legacy systems, disparate devices, and the numerous emerging and traditional protocols in industrial and building automation to enable secure access to data. It provides built-in device and data management for sensors, meters, actuators and controllers through a range of protocols including BACnet, LonWorks and Modbus.

NXP's A71CH that is ‘ready for IBM Watson IoT’ is a solution that provides a root of trust (RoT) at the chip level and delivers chip-to-cloud security. Through integration with Adesto’s SmartServer IoT, it enables customers with additional security when connecting their buildings to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform without exposing keys for the lifetime of a device.

NXP’s A71CH Plug & Trust Secure Element that is ‘ready for IBM Watson IoT’ features X.509 certificates and keys trusted by Watson IoT Platform and injected at NXP secure certified facilities. NXP’s trust provisioning service ensures keys are kept safe, and credentials are injected in a trusted environment. When embedded into devices, the chips have the necessary keys to establish a secure TLS connection with IBM Watson IoT enabling seamless device-to-cloud connections.

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