ZingBox collaborates with VMware to create control and trust for IoT implementations

ZingBox, an Internet of Things (IoT) security solution provider, announced last week that it will collaborate with VMware to deliver enhanced security to enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) implementations.

The two companies will work together to strengthen IoT security by integrating ZingBox’s IoT personality-based approach with VMware Pulse IoT Center, an IoT infrastructure management solution.

ZingBox will also introduce an element of trust between IoT devices and a vendor-neutral open source SDK by discerning each device’s unique personality and enforcing acceptable behavior based on rules created within VMware Pulse IoT Center.

“ZingBox focuses on IoT security and the need to tighten it at all levels—software, hardware, network and user access,” said May Wang, co-founder and CTO of ZingBox. “Part of our mission is to educate the healthcare industry about the need for IoT operational analytics and its benefits. This partnership focuses on the benefits of our pre-integrated and pre-validated solution and how it reduces time to value for the end customer.”

VMware Pule IoT Center is a secure, enterprise grade, end-to-end IoT infrastructure management solution which allows Operational Technology (OT) and IT to have complete control over their IoT use cases, from the edge all the way to the cloud.

VMware Pulse IoT Center helps companies to onboard, manage, monitor and secure all things and infrastructure for IoT.  VMware and its rich partner ecosystem take the guesswork out of IoT implementation decisions to help customers address complex IoT use cases across multiple industries.

For this purpose, VMware is forging IoT-related alliances with various kinds of partners such as server OEMs/edge systems, embedded OEMs, systems integrators, business applications and analytics vendors, and IoT Platform Vendors to bridge the gap between the IT and OT worlds and deploy an end-to-end IoT solution from the device to the datacenter.

The VMware Pulse IoT Center will simplify IoT complexity by managing all ‘things’ as one; improving the reliability and security of IoT infrastructure through accurate and real-time visibility of IoT device health; and  accelerating the return on investment of IoT use cases by streamlining how IoT projects are deployed and scaled.

ZingBox’s promise for an Internet of Trusted Things in conjunction with VMware’s enterprise grade IT solutions will help bring peace of mind to any enterprise embracing IoT including healthcare, manufacturing or retail.

According to Gartner, by 2020, over 25 percent of identified attacks in enterprises will involve IoT. The Mirai attack last year was a wake-up call—it demonstrated the real-world impact of attacks targeting IoT devices. The recent WannaCry ransomware and NotPetya wiperware incidents confirmed that the cybersecurity landscape is changing. Recognizing this key technology trend, ZingBox joins forces with VMware to properly safeguard an IoT environment that requires adding security at every level of the architecture: software, hardware, network and user.

“We are excited to leverage the strong VMware products with our best-in-class IoT security technology,” said Xu Zou, co-founder and CEO of ZingBox. “Our collaboration will enable IT and OT leaders to increase overall vendor/solution credibility, particularly in manufacturing, retail and healthcare.”

“The process of provisioning, managing and securing IoT devices remains a significant challenge for many organizations,” said Mimi Spier, Vice President, IoT at VMware. “We are excited to team up with ZingBox to greatly simplify the security and management of IoT infrastructure.”

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