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Manufacturers get a view of comprehensive, interoperable security events monitoring at Hannover Messe 2017

19 April 2017

GMO GlobalSign (, a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe next week and will be part of a demonstration that shows a security event monitoring center with multiple vendors and different solutions. The joint demonstration of both the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Plattform Industrie 4.0 aims to highlight industrial internet security, interoperability and collaboration.

Industrie 4.0 represents the biggest driver of productivity and growth in the coming years, but with that comes unprecedented security risks and an increase in sophisticated cyber-attacks. Security of connected industrial systems is non-negotiable and can be achieved using existing technology and without disrupting operations. Manufacturers will be able to view end-to-end interaction of industrial security systems leveraging products and technologies available today that can be integrated into their environments seamlessly.

The demonstration is part of the Joint Task Group 5 (JTG5), a collaborative group made up of participants from the Industrial Internet Consortium and Plattform Industrie 4.0. Over 20 companies are contributing to this demonstration including Bosch, Dell, GlobalSign, Infineon, Intel, Siemens and Xilinx.

“The purpose of the demonstration is to show how current vendor products can be securely integrated into a joint and interoperable security monitoring solution, using current-gen and proven technologies,” said Nisarg Desai, Product Manager of IoT at GlobalSign. “For the demonstration, various OT devices from different manufacturers will send events and alerts data to multiple security information event management (SIEM) systems - both local and cloud-based. All of these devices operate in separate security domains, but can still interoperate and trust each other.”

As part of the demonstration, GlobalSign is working with one of its IoT security partners, Infineon. Integrating GlobalSign’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions with Infineon’s hardware introduces strong security elements to solve the device identity problem in industrial control systems and manufacturing. Implementing PKI for IoT security ensures data exchanged between devices can be trusted, hasn’t been altered and because it is encrypted, it cannot be read in transit or intercepted.

“As more and more industrial devices connect to each other and to intelligent systems such as the cloud with the Industry 4.0 trend, secure interoperability is a “must-have.” At Hannover Messe, Infineon and GlobalSign are demonstrating a reliable and flexible trust anchor for industrial systems – essentially a scalable public key infrastructure solution integrated with certified, hardware-based security on the device. This demo shows how well our deliverables complement third-party products to provide easy-to-integrate industrial security solutions,” said Jenya Klein, Product Marketing Industrial Security at Infineon Technologies.

The GlobalSign certificate authority (CA) services for this demonstration provide two separate PKI hierarchies that chain up to the same root. Each hierarchy behaves like an independent CA and the goal is to cross-certify the two independent CAs so that devices from one hierarchy can trust devices from the other.

The base of the demonstration can be found in Stands C24 & D24 of Hall 8 of Hannover Messe and live demonstrations can be found in other stands and halls throughout the Messe, in other parts of Germany and in other locations around the world.

GlobalSign exhibiting in Industrial Internet Consortium Pavilion (Pavilion Location: Stand No. C24, Hall 8)

In addition to participating in the IIC and Plattform Industrie 4.0 demonstration, GlobalSign will be contributing to a Security Claims Evaluation Testbed panel with aicas, UL and Xilinx on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:00 p.m. in the forum adjoining the IIC pavilion.

The IIC recently hosted a webinar on the demonstration, “Industrial Internet Security in Action – Interoperable IIoT Event Monitoring.”

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted 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.

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit

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