Ayla Networks adds ZipKey support to improve Wi-Fi connectivity for IoT products

Cirrent and Ayla Networks announced on Wednesday a partnership to integrate Cirrent’s ZipKey technology into the Ayla IoT platform to make it easy for Ayla’s customers to bring ZipKey-enabled products to market. Through partnerships with internet-service providers, Cirrent allows ZipKey-enabled products to connect automatically to the internet, making IoT products more secure and easier to use.

Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment.

Cirrent improves ease of use and security for connected products through partnerships with large internet-service providers. Companies making connected products use Cirrent’s solution to improve the customer experience, reduce support costs and returns, and increase security. Cirrent’s platform provides connected product companies with Wi-Fi onboarding, product lifecycle management, and tools for ongoing support. Through Cirrent’s partnerships with network operators, ZipKey products connect to the cloud automatically in more than 120 million homes.

“Smart home manufacturers depend on Ayla to help them launch amazing ‘5-star’ products,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “We believe that ‘smart’ does not have to mean difficult to use, especially as it relates to getting products securely connected to the network. Cirrent shares our vision of seamless connectivity, and we are very happy to partner and add the ZipKey option as a path for our customers to get that great out-of-the-box experience.”

“Many leading global companies are using the Ayla IoT platform as the foundation for their connected products,” said Rob Conant, CEO of Cirrent, “We are delighted to bring the ease of use and security of ZipKey to these companies.”

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