Participation in Consortium Expected to Help Drive Innovation, Boost Interoperability and Ensure Security for the Industrial Internet and the IoT
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (February 10, 2015) — Sansa Security, a leading provider of embedded security technologies, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) to help accelerate the growth of the industrial Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IIC brings together nearly 140 leaders from various industries including manufacturing, technology, as well as academia and the government in an effort to speed the integration of the physical and digital worlds for transformational change. Sansa Security’s participation in the consortium will help drive innovation, develop standards, boost interoperability and ensure security across the industrial Internet and IoT products.
“Vendor- and operating system-agnostic security platforms are going to be paramount if the industrial Internet and next-generation IoT devices are going to not only survive but thrive,” said Dr. Richard Soley, executive director, Industrial Internet Consortium. “We welcome Sansa Security’s expertise in unified scalable security across today’s industrial Internet and industrial strength IoT platforms.”
“Sansa Security is dedicated to delivering innovative security solutions to the complex and ever-changing industrial Internet and IoT markets,” said Hagai Bar-El, CTO for Sansa Security. “We look forward to working with IIC members to help ensure that future industrial Internet and IoT devices feature robust security standards that lead to improved efficiencies, reduced costs and higher revenue.”
The IIC was founded in March 2014 to bring together the organizations and technologies necessary to accelerate growth of the industrial Internet by identifying, assembling and promoting best practices. Membership includes small and large technology innovators, vertical market leaders, researchers, universities and governments. The goal of the IIC is to:
- Drive innovation through the creation of new industry use-cases and testbeds for real-world applications
- Define and develop the reference architecture and frameworks necessary for interoperability
- Influence the global standards-development process for internet and industrial systems
- Facilitate open forums to share and exchange real-world ideas, practices, lessons and insights
- Define what security measures must be taken as more devices and systems become interconnected
Founded in 2000, Sansa Security is the leading provider of end-to-end security solutions for IoT and mobile devices. Its technology is also applicable to a host of new IoT devices from light bulbs to smart meters.
The Sansa Security platform enables chipset vendors and device manufacturers to release high-value secure applications that protect a device and its contents against external threats. The platform can also be used by silicon-chip vendors, device vendors and device-side application vendors to deploy and protect revenue-generating data-aware applications. In addition, the Sansa Security platform establishes trust between services and devices thereby protecting sensitive information from malicious applications, fraud, theft and other hacks that may inflict damage on end users or on a service provider or device vendor’s reputation.
Today’s announcement follows news the company made in December, when it announced it had joined the Thread Group, an industry organization dedicated to market education and product certification for Thread, a low-power, wireless mesh networking protocol designed to easily and securely connect hundreds of devices in the home.
About The Industrial Internet Consortium
The IIC is an open membership organization formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics and people at work. Founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM and Intel in March 2014, the IIC catalyzes and coordinates the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. For more information, please visit www.iiconsortium.org.
About Sansa Security
Sansa Security is the only end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) security platform to be deployed comprehensively across IoT chipsets, devices and service providers. The company offers interoperable and scalable security across both IoT and mobile devices and our products address all security aspects from the silicon chipset to the provisioning of secrets via the cloud. Sansa also enables new business models between customers, suppliers and technology partners by enabling secure interactions through a configurable trust model. As a privately owned company, Sansa serves the needs of the world’s best-known semiconductor and device manufacturers and is consistently ranked among the leaders of the embedded security market. For more information, please visit www.sansasecurity.com.