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.
Filed Under: IoT • IIoT • internet of things • Industry 4.0