WISeKey launches new IoT security solution with nod to Sigfox

Swiss cybersecurity and IoT firm WISeKey has introduced a new security solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), called VaultIC184, which is part of the company’s global end-to-end scalable security framework WISeTrustIOT – a Public Key Infrastructure based overall response to mitigate ever increasing risks of cyber-attacks in IoT.

The VaultIC184 consists of a tamper proof silicon chip, based on an advanced secure microcontroller development, certified to Common Criteria EAL4+/5+ and FIPS 140-2 Level 3, a Sigfox specific Application Programming interface, based on the latest specifications, allows device manufacturers an easy integration of the module, as well as a provisioning service, transferring the burden of device personalisation from the device manufacturing line to WISeKey’s secure Personalisation Centre.

The VaultIC184 is embedded with the Elliptic Curve Public Key cryptography PKI primitives as well as the specific Sigfox requirements, which makes it ideal for organisations providing multi-network solutions requiring an elaborate coverage on all network types. The solution proposes industry standard I2C connectivity and is designed for low cost, low power consumption and surface constrained devices.

“With this Sigfox specific secure add-on, we are expanding our offer of securing the IoT to the very promising low power wide area networks, of which Sigfox is a forerunner,” said Benoit Makowka, vice president of WISeKey’s IoT business line.

Back in May, WISeKey acquired INSIDE Secure’s IoT integrated circuit solutions and semiconductor business to become a trusted end-to-end cybersecurity platform for people and objects. As the deal gets settled, WISeKey cybersecurity offerings will include certified hardware and software, system certification, provisioning and up to management of services. IoT devices will be able to group themselves into trusted networks based on mutual authentication, identity and integrity on account of WISeKey solutions.

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