Secure Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturing using Fortanix SDKMS

Connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices are growing exponentially and becoming increasingly intelligent. The evolution of IoT is generating business opportunity across all verticals with new solutions such as Smart Meters, Connected Cars, Health Monitors, Critical Infrastructure and more.

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Problem:

Connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices are growing exponentially and becoming increasingly intelligent. The evolution of IoT is generating business opportunity across all verticals with new solutions such as Smart Meters, Connected Cars, Health Monitors, Critical Infrastructure and more. Establishing a chain of trust for the IoT device and its data is more critical than ever to eliminate the risk of key compromise and malware or man in the middle attacks.

Solution:

Fortanix SDKMS delivers unified HSM and Key Management to establish trust throughout the entire device lifecycle with unmatched scalability.

IoT lifecycle diagram

Features/Benefits:

1. Secure certificate generation with HSM

Establish chain of trust during birth of IOT devices with secure manufacturing

2. Unified HSM and Key Management

Establish trust during device lifecycle with PKI for mutual authentication of devices, processes, and users

3. Trust for software / firmware with Code signing

Digitally sign all software code to track changes, ensure authorship, publication date, and content

4. Centralized tamper-proof audit trail

Gain visibility into how and where keys are generated

Infinite Scale

Scale-out architecture

Handle billions of keys and devices in manufacturing and in the field

Distributed deployment model

Deploy at the edge for performance with centralized policy control

IoT scale diagram