Entrust Datacard partners with ADLINK to offer trust at edge; promotes secure by design adoption of the internet of things

Entrust Datacard, provider of identity and transaction technology solutions, and ADLINK Technology announced this week a new partnership that solves a significant barriers to adoption of the internet of things (IoT) – security. This collaboration will create an industrial IoT (IIoT) security model, enabling secure communication for data streams throughout the entire IoT value chain – from manufacturing and applications, to endpoints and edge devices.

This joint solution will also be included as part of ADLINK’s Digital Experiments-as-a-Service (DXS), which has been designed to test and assess the effectiveness of an IoT solution design, strategy, organizational compatibility, and financial return.

Organizations looking to develop secure by design Edge IoT projects can now proceed with confidence knowing that they can try a number of scenarios without large upfront costs, as DXS is typically offered as a three-month engagement including access to a comprehensive suite of Vortex Edge microservices supported by an ecosystem of market leading partners, which negates the need for building bespoke complex systems.

The partnership will integrate Entrust Datacard’s ioTrust Security Solution into ADLINK’s Vortex Edge solution. The enhanced joint solution can quickly operationalize systems and things securely for every endpoint, application, container and data stream. The integration will provide customers with established and secure trusted identities across their IoT ecosystems from the discovery phase to full roll out of their IoT deployments.

ioTrust security solutions unlock business value by enabling secure access to IoT data. Its solutions leverage expertise in cryptography, embedded systems and trusted infrastructures to ensure the right security level for every device, application, system and user. The company ensures that data is usable only by authorized devices, applications and users, thus allowing users to create trusted IoT ecosystems and safeguard the flow of data across the infrastructure.

“The IIoT is advancing rapidly and customers are looking for effective ways to quickly move from testing to production. However, in survey after survey, security and complexity of integration remain the two primary deployment bottlenecks,” said Josh Jabs, vice president, office of the CTO and GM IoT solutions for Entrust Datacard. “By integrating ioTrust into the ADLINK solutions and aligning deployment options with the customer test and build processes, we’ve removed these barriers thus enabling customers to securely bring turnkey data analytics and automation to the edge.”

Together, ADLINK and Entrust Datacard will control the flow of data between applications, in the cloud and on the edge of IoT environments. The partnership will also enable secure communication for data streams at the edge – while at rest, in motion and in use – with an enhanced level of granularity not seen in other solutions. Furthermore, this level of specificity will allow customers to control, monitor and even monetize unique data streams.

“Our Digital Experiments-as-a-Service offering is helping organizations test and assess one or multiple business hypotheses based on the impact of an IoT solution,” said Lawrence Ross, General Manager Software and Solutions. “The integration of ioTrust’s unique security capabilities and technology-agnostic design with DXS means we’re able to provide our customers with an even more secure solution for their IoT-based endeavors, whilst also creating a process for turnkey data analytics at the edge. The integrated solution allows customers to complete use-case validation and quickly transition to a secure production environment.”


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