Digital security provider Gemalto recently announced that it is supplying its security solutions developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) market to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP).
DNP, with approximately 30,000 corporate clients and consumers globally, is rolling out enhanced two-way server and device PKI-based authentication by leveraging Gemalto’s IDCore smart card platform together with Cinterion secure element and the SensorLogic Application Enablement Platform.
The solution authenticates both the server and communicating device, and ensures a highly secure connection for IoT devices like smart meters, point of sale terminals, and cash-handling machines, delivering superior protection against fraud and hacking. For example, financial institutions can now receive alerts related to tampering attempts and pending service needs in real time.
“Based on our past collaborations and long relationship, DNP and Gemalto sets to build a new market together, reinforcing the trust and expertise to grow our IoT business which safeguards our clients’ privacy and sensitive data”, said Kunimitsu Sato, Deputy General Manager of Communication & Information Center, Information Innovation Operations of DNP. “This is important as more government agencies, financial institutions, and automotive manufacturers are demanding strong authentication.”
“As cybercriminals become increasingly sophisticated and organized, IoT security is now a growing concern. DNP and Gemalto are working together to counter these threats”, said Michael Au, President, South Asia & Japan at Gemalto.
Japan is one of the early adopters of IoT, with more than 624 million IoT devices currently deployed across the country. Popular IoT services include vending machines, transportation management, and surveillance.
With IoT applications expected to multiply driven by local smart cities like Kashiwa-No-Ha, significantly more connections will be added in the future. In the local power and utilities industry alone, 80 million smart meters are to be installed in Japanese households by 2025, according to data from the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
Gemalto collaborated earlier this month with RioCard, Rio de Janeiro’s public transportation ticketing operator, to implement contactless transport ticket wristbands. When fully implemented, the solution will simplify secure payments and improve convenience ensuring smoother travel in any mode of transportation (bus, ferry, subway and train) for more than 10 million residents and visitors to Brazil’s second largest city.
With Brazil and Rio de Janeiro preparing to host the most important sport events in the world, the RioCard contactless transport wristbands are one of the major innovations being introduced to improve the infrastructure in preparation for 500,000 expected foreign visitors.
With a simple wave of their wristband near the contactless readers already deployed throughout the city, the solution is expected to increase use of public transportation, transactions speed and simplify travel logistics, building a foundation for simple and secure contactless payments long after the event fanfare concludes.
Last month, Gemalto enabled Aware360, an industrial IoT solution provider, to connect with virtually any sensor, device or machine and quickly transform big data into smarter data. Secure data is the “new currency” that fuels IoT and underpins Gemalto’s strategy which enables customers to “Connect – Secure – Monetize” their solutions.
The cloud-based SensorLogic Application Enablement Platform improves Aware360’s ability to quickly launch new services and solutions for both in-house and other devices already integrated into the platform. The solution translates the data into actionable real time intelligence usable by Aware360’s customers, in markets such as lone worker, public safety, track-and-trace, and remote monitoring.