GlobalSign’s cloud-based, scalable PKI offering integrated with Arm Mbed cloud to automate issuance of digital certificates

GMO GlobalSign, a global Certificate Authority and provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced Monday that its cloud-based, highly scalable Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solution has been integrated with the Arm Mbed Cloud platform. This will enable any third-party developer using Arm’s Mbed Cloud to quickly automate the issuance of digital certificates from GlobalSign, along with certificate management services.

The integration also ensures that every Mbed supported device can now have a unique device certificate from a trusted third party such as GlobalSign. GlobalSign and Arm initially announced a partnership last year for enhanced IoT security.

The Arm Mbed IoT Device Platform provides an operating system, cloud services, tools and development ecosystem needed for IoT device and application development, secure device management, provisioning and connectivity. With the Mbed Platform, organizations can significantly reduce IoT application development time, and securely connect, manage and update their IoT devices in the public or private cloud, on-premise or in hybrid environments.

GlobalSign delivers identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

GlobalSign has built a class leading, managed PKI platform to address the next generation certificate needs of the IoT. The GlobalSign platform offers the industry’s fastest certificate issuance capabilities of more than 3,000 certificate issuances per second along with unmatched certificate management volume.

To complement this high performance, GlobalSign offers a simple and modern restful API to consume these Certificate Authority (CA) services. This enables technical partners and application developers to quickly and easily integrate PKI services into their offering.

“IoT security is an industry-wide challenge requiring a collaborative approach to securing devices across their entire lifecycle, while also reducing the friction organizations face with deploying and managing their implementations,” said Hima Mukkamala, GM, IoT Cloud Services, Arm. “The GlobalSign and Mbed Cloud integration allows organizations to leverage their existing identity infrastructure when securely authenticating their IoT devices, reducing complexity and providing additional flexibility.”

“Today’s announcement speaks to the progress we have made in the last year to deliver IoT-driven services,” said Minoru Karasawa, Group Chief Technology Officer, GlobalSign. “Arm is demonstrating leadership through building, adopting, and natively integrating world class security into their ecosystem. Making it easy and clear to IoT developers how to incorporate proper security into their solutions starting at the design and POC stage that can scale to billions of devices is essential.”


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