Eurotech Collaborating with Infineon, Microsoft, and GlobalSign, Developing Solution for Secure Connected Device Rollout

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 19, 2021

News

Eurotech Collaborating with Infineon, Microsoft, and GlobalSign, Developing Solution for Secure Connected Device Rollout
(Image courtesy of Eurotech)

Eurotech announced it is collaborating with Infineon, Microsoft, and GlobalSign to develop a solution that will simplify large scale, secure rollouts of connected devices.

The companies aim to assure this by extending secured device identity chains from the edge to the cloud.

The new solution begins the chain-of-trust at Infineon’s OPTIGA™ TPM (Trusted Platform Module) which is installed in all Eurotech IoT Edge gateways. Eurotech enhances this trust to a secure initial device identifier, which is an IEEE 802.1AR certificate-based identity that is cryptographically bound and assigned to a given device.

The identity that is assigned provides the baseline for zero-touch onboarding.

As a further component of the collaboration, Eurotech worked with GlobaSign and Microsoft to use its IoT Identity Service security subsystem of the Azure IoT Edge, further extending the chain-of-trust to cloud connectivity. This can be achieved by enrolling additional local certificates, confirming device ownership to users and using the identities for automatic provisioning of the Azure IoT Hub operational identities.

According to a company press release, this solution reduces the complexity of embedding strong certificate identities in cloud connected device architectures.

The solution’s launch will be at Hannover Messe 2021 and will be available in Q4 in 2021.

For more information, visit https://www.eurotech.com/en.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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