NXP, Adesto, and IBM Unveil Robust End-To-End Security for Industrial IoT

May 9, 2019 Alix Paultre

Adesto Technologies, IBM, and NXP Semiconductors unveiled a solution that provides a new level of security for smart building and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) deployments. Adesto's SmartServer IoT edge server and the IBM Watson IoT Platform, enabled by NXP’s ready-to-use A71CH secure element for IoT devices, provide an extra layer of security for businesses connecting their systems securely to the IBM Cloud.

IBM’s Watson IoT Platform is a managed, cloud-hosted service that enables organizations to capture and explore data for devices, equipment, and machines. Adesto’s open, extensible SmartServer IoT simplifies interoperability between legacy systems, disparate devices, and the protocols in industrial and building automation. It provides built-in device and data management for sensors, meters, actuators and controllers through protocols including BACnet, LonWorks, and Modbus.

NXP's A71CH is an off-the-shelf solution that provides a root of trust (RoT) at the chip level and delivers chip-to-cloud security right out of the box. 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.

For more information, visit www.adestotech.com, www.ibm.com, or www.nxp.com.  

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