New secure provisioning service for IoT devices

19-06-2018 | Arrow | Subs & Systems

Arrow Electronics is offering a secure provisioning service that will allow the rapid deployment of IoT edge nodes and gateways featuring the NXP Semiconductors A71CH Secure Element trust anchor. The ability to authenticate IoT devices and promptly establish trusted connections to the cloud is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the GDPR legislation and the burden it places on organisations to protect data and security. The company has expanded the programming facilities at its distribution centre to offer the new service, which will be offered to its customers initially across EMEA and with the prospect of a full global rollout.

The service is a ready-to-use security solution that has been created to secure IoT peer-to-peer or cloud connections in smart home/city and industrial applications, including sensor networks and IP cameras. The solution is built on a root of trust at the silicon level with security functions that include encrypted key storage, key generation and derivation to shield private information and credentials for mutual authentication. The solution can be provisioned by the company with the credentials necessary for autonomous cloud onboarding and peer-to-peer authentication.

“We are very pleased to support Arrow Electronics and NXP on the award-winning SentriX platform to enable trusted and secure provisioning of the NXP A71CH at Arrow Venlo,” said Anthony Ambrose, president and CEO of Data I/O Corporation. “NXP and Arrow bring strong innovation, technical support, and unique demand creation to the market. This collaboration accelerates our joint vision to make hardware-based security easy to deploy for customers of all sizes.”

Andrew Bickley, director IoT, Arrow EMEA Components commented: “Companies are already highly aware of the necessity of securing their IoT networks at all levels, but the onset of GDPR has brought this into even sharper focus, given the penalties involved in non-compliance. NXP has created a ‘plug and trust’ device that allows easy integration of security and cloud onboarding with different microcontrollers. The Arrow secure provisioning offering will bring this functionality to the mass market by dramatically increasing the speed and scale of device provisioning.”

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