DigiCert excels with lightweight, scalable, efficient, and cost-effective PKI-based IoT security solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — September 12, 2017 — Based on its recent analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) security industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes DigiCert with the 2017 North American Visionary Innovation Leadership Award. DigiCert is a leading global provider of standards-based identity, authentication and encryption solutions, including a comprehensive suite of public key infrastructure (PKI)-based IoT implementations. The company has developed, enhanced and optimized its IoT security solutions to deliver the trust required in IoT device management, system authentication, encrypted data communications and secure software.

“The challenge for IoT security involves the need for consistent and interoperable security implementations that work with different devices and device components,” said Vikrant Gandhi, Industry Director at Frost & Sullivan. “In addition, security solutions must be scalable to work with millions of IoT devices with little or no impact on speed or security operations. These solutions also must protect IoT data in all points, including at rest, in transit and in the cloud. Finally, these solutions must have the ability to accommodate multiple security approaches, including digital certificate-based or certificate-less security mechanisms. In short, security solutions must be customized to the IoT.”

DigiCert is a global leader in the high-assurance SSL/TLS market and an innovator in developing PKI-based standards and solutions for a wide variety of connected markets, including the IoT.

Device manufacturers and IoT platform providers can integrate DigiCert’s APIs into their IT infrastructure for certificate lifecycle management services. Certificate requests can be automated using representational state transfer (REST) APIs, Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) and Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST) in the CertCentral® certificate management platform. Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that automated security is a key requirement in IoT. By addressing this industry need, DigiCert has enhanced value to customers.

“DigiCert understands the requirements for scalability and ease-of-use with IoT security, and we’re working every day to enable PKI automation for strong data encryption, device authentication and system integrity,” said DigiCert CTO Dan Timpson. “We support leading device manufacturers and companies using these devices to secure critical infrastructure at scale via our high-volume certificate management platform, while also advancing industry standards that all companies can benefit from years into the future.”

Other innovations from DigiCert in IoT security include:

  • An extremely small certificate size of less than 90 bytes, which enables scalable, cost-effective protection on smaller IoT devices;
  • The ability to protect new and legacy devices through secure on-device credential management; and
  • Using certificates to prevent unauthorized device duplication and manufacturing to protect OEMs’ intellectual property.

“One important element that sets DigiCert apart from other IoT solution providers is that it creates technology that can adapt to customers’ needs rather than the other way around,” said Gandhi. “The company has developed strong in-house capabilities for customized solutions. It also continues to aggressively invest in new product enhancements to support its long-term growth strategy and has ensured that all customers — regardless of their size or location — get the same level of high-quality service and support.”

DigiCert’s leadership position as an industry standards innovator results from building and maintaining its certificate issuance systems in-house, while leveraging standardized technology that allows it to quickly adapt to industry changes or customer specifications. The company has developed a reputation for creating standards for many trust communities and is actively helping define PKI-based standards for IoT.

DigiCert’s security implementations address industry needs for automated certificate requests, scalability, efficiency and lightweight interfaces. By doing this efficiently and economically, DigiCert has raised the bar in IoT security.

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About DigiCert

DigiCert is a leading provider of scalable security solutions for a connected world. The most innovative companies, including the Global 2000, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. DigiCert supports SSL/TLS and other digital certificates for PKI deployments at any scale through its certificate lifecycle management platform, CertCentral®. The company has been recognized with dozens of awards for its enterprise-grade management platform, fast and knowledgeable customer support, and market-leading growth. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit digicert.com or follow @digicert.

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For six decades, Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success.

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