Blockchain IoT Company Xage Security Teams With GlobalSign

Blockchain, News | April 17, 2019 By:

Trusted identity and security solution provider GMO GlobalSign has entered into a technology partnership with industrial Internet of Things (IoT) company Xage Security.

GMO GlobalSig is a global Certificate Authority (CA) and provider of identity and security solutions for IoT. The company’s solutions enable 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.

Xage Security develops security products and industrial automation solutions for global companies. The firm’s blockchain-based Security Fabric claims to be 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. It 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.

The partnership will see Xage leverage GlobalSign’s IoT Identity Platform for certificate enrollment to bring additional enrollment capabilities to its distributed security fabric technology. GlobalSign’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)-based solutions will 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,” the companies said. “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.”

Nisarg Desai, Director of Product Management, IoT, GlobalSign, said that they partnered with Xage because its mission to secure industrial operations aligns with the thei IoT philosophy to protect systems and services that operate at the edge.

“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,” said Desai. “Working closely with innovators in the space like Xage makes perfect sense.”

Roman Arutyunov, Co-Founder and Vice President of Products of Xage Security, said that 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.

“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,” said Arutyunov.