BOSTON, Mass., April 16, 2019 -- GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a global Certificate Authority (CA) and leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a technology partnership with Xage Security (www.xage.com), an industrial internet-of-things (IoT) cybersecurity leader. To secure the industrial IoT, Xage employs its unique blockchain-protected Xage Fabric to safeguard every device, application, and human connecting to industrial networks, from edge-to-edge and edge-to-core. With this partnership, Xage will be leveraging GlobalSign’s IoT Identity Platform for certificate enrollment, bringing additional enrollment capabilities to Xage’s distributed security fabric technology.
The strong and unique identities provided by GlobalSign’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)-based solutions support Xage’s device discovery process, as well as device authentication and authorization for the company’s zero-touch, in-field device-to-application enrollment. The joint solution offers a converged and scalable method for identity management consistent with multiple standards and protocol guidelines including 802.1AR, Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), and IEC 62443. Together, GlobalSign and Xage address the unique device authentication and encryption challenges on the edge layer of today’s industrial operations and provide secure and scalable solutions that meet current and future IIoT security needs.
"Automatic certificate-based enrollment and enforcement in the edge is a major enabler for the delivery of next-generation highly automated machine-to-machine industrial operations,'' said Roman Arutyunov, Co-Founder and Vice President of Products, Xage Security. "With billions of devices being deployed, customers need this convenient, secure and multi-party way to deliver distributed management of identity and enrollment at scale."
“Xage’s mission to secure industrial operations aligns with the GlobalSign IoT philosophy to protect systems and services that operate at the edge,” said Nisarg Desai, Director of Product Management, IoT, GlobalSign. “Combining Xage’s in-field distributed security fabric with PKI-based certificate provisioning is a remarkable step forward and breaks new ground in IIoT security practices. Working closely with innovators in the space like Xage makes perfect sense.”
About the GlobalSign’s IoT Identity Platform
GlobalSign’s next-generation IoT Identity Platform is flexible and scalable enough to issue and manage billions of identities for IoT devices of all types. Using PKI as the core identity mechanism, the IoT Identify Platform can serve the varied security use-cases of the IoT across all verticals, including manufacturing, agriculture, smart grid, payments, IoT gateways, healthcare, other industrial ecosystems and more. The Platform supports the full device identity lifecycle, from initial certificate provisioning (both greenfield and brownfield deployments) to lifetime maintenance through to final sunsetting, decommissioning or transfer of ownership. Giving each device or endpoint a unique identity allows them to get authenticated when they come online and then throughout their lifetime, prove their integrity, and securely communicate with other devices, services and users.
About Xage Security
The Xage Security Security Fabric is the universal security solution for modern industrial operations, creating the essential trusted foundation for every interaction, whether human-to-machine, machine-to-machine, or edge-to-cloud. The fabric protects all equipment, from new IoT devices to vulnerable legacy systems, delivering identity management, single sign-on, and access control with in-field enforcement across the industrial operation. Xage Security is the first and only blockchain-protected security solution providing tamperproof, non-intrusive protection and enabling efficient operations and innovation across all industries. Xage Security customers include leaders in manufacturing, energy, utilities, and transportation.
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 Things (IoT). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit https://www.globalsign.com
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, visit https://ir.gmocloud.com/english/
About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet service industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also includes the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and cryptocurrency related services. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit https://www.gmo.jp/en/
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