Organizations are uncomfortably vulnerable to IoT-based attacks: 84% of organizations have IoT devices on their corporate networks with over 50% of these organizations not maintaining necessary security measures.
With more than 75 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices by the end of 2025 and by the end of 2022, over 40% of enterprises relying on edge computing, there’s no doubt the world needs better IoT security.
Adding to the complexity of the problem, many IoT devices are designed to be in use for several years in a row. The security of the devices has to be up to date throughout their lifecycle.
A new platform provides a glimpse into a more secure future of IoT.
On February 3, NXP Semiconductors N.V., a provider of secure connectivity solutions for IoT devices, launched its new EdgeLock™ 2GO IoT service platform.
The new product for IoT device manufacturers and service providers is touted as an easy, flexible, and highly secure platform for zero-touch deployment and management of IoT devices and services.
With a platform like EdgeLock 2GO device manufacturers and service providers don’t have to worry about storing or updating keys or certificates. The platform makes it easy to update, revoke or add new device credentials. EdgeLock 2GO platform lets customers control access to their edge devices over the entire device lifecycle.
The platform works natively with the NXP’s Common Criteria (CC) EAL 6+ certified EdgeLock SE050 secure element for advanced key protection and management.
EdgeLock 2GO streamlines access to IoT devices from different service providers and simplifies application credential management with zero-touch connectivity to public and private clouds, edge computing platforms, and infrastructure. EdgeLock 2GO supports many types of credentials and any IoT device, from sensors to edge-computing platforms.
With EdgeLock 2GO device makers and service providers can easily transfer their devices into the cloud. It is also easy to register devices on services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) using Multi-Account Registration, Just-in-time Provisioning, and Just-in-time Registration.
“EdgeLock 2GO simplifies registration of IoT devices into Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service (DPS) to remove the overhead of device identity management,” said Kristin Carr, GM of Azure IoT Platform Engineering at Microsoft.
Overall, products like EdgeLock 2GO will no doubt simplify the job of securing cloud devices in the age of IoT, as organizations are more likely to use this kind of easy, turn-key security solutions.
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