IDEMIA and Kudelski IoT first-to-market with GSMA IoT-SAFE solution
December 10, 2020

IDEMIA and Kudelski IoT first-to-market with GSMA IoT-SAFE solution

  • IDEMIA and Kudelski IoT have delivered a simplified IoT solution providing the entire ecosystem with robust identity and access management to drive secure IoT applications 
  • This adds much-needed end-to-end IoT security from device to cloud that is easily deployable by mobile network operators, OEMs and service providers
  • The partnership will provide a turnkey, cost-effective solution to ensure IoT data security and integrity across the lifecycle of any cellular-connected IoT device

Courbevoie, France, Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA –December 10, 2020 – IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, and Kudelski IoT, a division of the Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), the world leader in digital security and IoT solutions, today announced a joint solution for mobile network operators (MNOs), mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and service providers to enable efficient IoT device provisioning at scale, without compromising on connectivity or data security.

With the growth of IoT deployments globally, the security of devices and client data stored or collected within the device has become one of the biggest concerns across the ecosystem and its users. IDEMIA, member of the Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA[1]), and Kudelski IoT are taking on the challenge of data privacy and device protection with a simplified, end-to-end security solution for IoT deployments designed to securely connect devices to the cloud. This solution is particularly relevant since OEMs and service providers are looking for solutions using embedded Secure Elements to protect content. 

IDEMIA’s IoT SAFE solution provides the added benefit of remote management and provisioning of over-the-air (OTA) security certificates and application updates directly to the highly secure SIM environment. This also provides the ability to keep the solution up-to-date with evolving security standards.

By seamlessly integrating the Kudelski IoT Root of Trust applet and keySTREAM system within IDEMIA’s secure elements and OTA platform, OEMs, MNOs and service providers now have a solution to leverage for their own security services for their customers and end users. 

The combination of IDEMIA and Kudelski’s leading positions within their respective areas of excellence ensures a simplified approach to enabling security for IoT devices and platforms, allowing plug & play installation for connected security use cases. 

“The industry has been expecting standards to be defined for IoT Security. Together with GSMA  and the TCA, those standards and guidelines are now in place with IoT SAFE. Thanks to our partnership with Kudelski, IDEMIA is proud to bring this technology breakthrough solution to the market. The market can now benefit from an independent technology with the added benefit of ensuring end-to-end device and data security for IoT."

Fabien Jautard Executive Vice-President for Mobile Operators activities at IDEMIA

“By combining IDEMIA’s Mobile Network SIMs and OTA platform with Kudelski IoT keySTREAM into a solution specifically tailored for cellular machine-to-machine communications, we bring to the market the first truly standard and dedicated end-to-end IoT security solution for mobile networks.”

Hardy Schmidbauer, SVP, Kudelski IoT.

[1] TCA is a global, non-profit industry association which is working to enable a secure connected future. Its members are participants within the SIM ecosystem, which is the most widely distributed, secure application delivery platform in the world.

About Kudelski IoT

Kudelski IoT is the Internet of Things division of Kudelski Group and provides end-to-end IoT solutions, IoT product design, and full-lifecycle services to IoT device manufacturers, ecosystem creators, and end-user companies. These solutions and services leverage the group’s 30+ years of innovation in digital business model creation; hardware, software and ecosystem design and testing; state-of-the-art security lifecycle management technologies and services and managed operation of complex systems. For more information about Kudelski IOT, please visit www.kudelski-iot.com.  

About Kudelski Group

The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital business enablement technologies that encompass digital content security, public access, cybersecurity, and IoT.

NAGRA provides end-to-end convergent media solutions to the digital entertainment industry including services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue in digital television, internet, mobile and interactive applications.

SKIDATA is the world market leader in public access and visitor management with over 10,000 installations in over 100 countries, providing fast and safe access for people and vehicles.

Kudelski Security is an innovative, independent provider of tailored cybersecurity solutions to help enterprises and public sector institutions assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems.

Kudelski IoT provides end-to-end solutions, IoT product design, and full-lifecycle services to IoT device manufacturers, ecosystem creators and end-user companies.

The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA with offices in 32 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com.

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