Data I/O and DigiCert partner to enable DigiCert Certificate signing services via Data I/O’s SentriX® secure provisioning system
Enables PKI Certificate Deployment in Hardware Based Secure Elements and Secure MicroControllers
Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO), a leading global provider of advanced data programming and security provisioning solutions for flash-memory, flash based microcontrollers, secure elements and authentication ICs and DigiCert, the world’s leading provider of scalable PKI solutions for identity and encryption, today announced the companies are partnering to enable secure provisioning of semiconductor devices for IoT applications on Data I/O’s SentriX Secure Provisioning System.
With the market for secure elements and secure microcontrollers used in IoT applications anticipated to grow to 4 billion units over the next 5 years, the need for OEMs to design security into their products has never been greater. This growth is reflective of a broader industry trend towards hardware based security using secure elements or secure microcontrollers for key storage with cloud access and software-based certificate distribution. DigiCert’s IoT PKI services, featuring certificate-based authentication built to scale for any-sized deployment from the world’s leading and largest certificate provider for global business, work in conjunction with Data I/O’s SentriX Secure Provisioning System to enable IoT device OEMs of any size and volume.
“Security has long been critical for the success of IoT applications. Certificate-based authentication, encryption and integrity between devices form the foundation for a secure IoT ecosystem,” said Mike Nelson, vice president of IoT security at DigiCert. “Our collaboration with Data I/O enables any OEM, regardless of size, volume or in-house security expertise to provision certificates during manufacturing.”
“The need to secure IoT devices is no longer a debatable point. OEMs of any size are challenged with how to design and produce secure devices. Data I/O is excited to collaborate with DigiCert to provide OEMs a reliable method to obtain, design-in and provision certificates into a wide array of secure ICs,” said Anthony Ambrose, President and CEO of Data I/O. “Data I/O’s SentriX Security Provisioning Platform provides an end-to-end security provisioning solution that is equally suited for provisioning one device or millions of devices.”