IDEMIA and Kudelski Group partner to bolster IoT security

The Kudelski Group and IDEMIA announced today a global partnership that provides manufacturers and service providers a single, fully-integrated solution to manage the security and network connectivity of cellular IoT devices. Ericsson predicts that approximately 70 percent of all wide-area IoT devices will have cellular connections by 2022.

The partnership integrates IDEMIA’s DAKOTA IoT and Trusted Service Management solutions with the Kudelski IoT Security Platform. DAKOTA IoT is a secure hardware and operating system that allows device makers to remotely download mobile operator subscriptions to the connected objects deployed in the field and authorize them to use the network. The Kudelski IoT Security Platform provides device security, data security, access management and active security to device manufacturers. According to the announcement, integrating the two solutions in single device makes sustainable IoT security more widely accessible and decreases the time to market for new IoT solutions.

“Our alliance with the Kudelski Group gives the IoT market a clear signal. We are thrilled to apply our expertise to help bolster IoT security backed by state-of-the-art technology providing for enhanced user trust in everyday devices,” said IDEMIA Executive Vice President for Connected Objects activity Yves Portalier. “This partnership for security is even more essential considering the tremendous potential for connectivity offered by 5G networks.”

The integrated platform is fully compliant with GSMA standards and uses Global Platform Alliance recommendations to ensure that security can be updated over the air using standard GSMA mechanisms across all worldwide networks.

It was announced at the end of December that IDEMIA will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters from Massachusetts to Reston, Virginia.

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