Sectigo and Thirdwayv Speed Connected Device Deployments by Introducing Strongest Level of Embedded IoT Security

Joint Solution Protects Smartphone and App Layers from Malware and
Wireless Attacks in Medical and Other Mission-Critical IoT Systems

ROSELAND, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sectigo
(formerly Comodo CA), the world’s largest commercial Certificate
Authority and a provider of purpose-built and automated PKI management
solutions, today announced a technology partnership with Thirdwayv,
a leading provider of end-to-end secure connectivity solutions for
mission-critical IoT applications. By combining Sectigo’s Certificate
Authority (CA) device validation with Thirdwayv’s secure communication
channel between smartphone apps, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and
the cloud, the companies are accelerating the deployment of systems that
are resistant to malware and other cybersecurity attacks that target
smartphones’ vulnerable wireless channels.

“Whether in healthcare, automotive or financial services applications,
our customers rely on cybersecurity to protect highly sensitive data
being communicated between IoT devices, smartphones, and the cloud,”
said Vinay Gokhale, Vice President, Business Development, Thirdwayv. “By
partnering with Sectigo, we are addressing demand for the convenience of
controlling IoT devices and accessing IoT data and applications on
smartphones. We’re providing a complete solution for speeding the use of
IoT systems that have the strongest possible embedded security possible.”

Business Insider Intelligence projects that by 2025, there will be more
than 64 billion IoT devices
, up from 10 billion in 2018. IoT
deployments are generating and sharing an expanding volume of sensitive
data and the growing use of general-purpose smartphones introduces
another threat surface.

Sectigo and Thirdwayv are teaming to bring trust and security to these
systems, making it possible for companies to quickly build out and scale
their solution development ecosystems with all the necessary elements
for maintaining and managing security throughout the device lifecycle.
With Sectigo’s efficient, automated cloud-based IoT
Security Platform
issuing trusted, third-party PKI certificates, and
Thirdwayv providing software development kits (SDKs) and application
programming interfaces (APIs) for rapidly incorporating its SecureConnectivity
and AppAuth
solutions, commercial and enterprise IoT developers can see years of
development reduced to weeks.

“IoT attacks are increasingly common, highlighting the need for improved
security. Thirdwayv has demonstrated success in rapidly deploying the
most secure IoT applications, while also solving the challenge of
securely incorporating smartphones into them,” explained Damon Kachur,
Vice President, IoT Solutions, Sectigo. “The Sectigo and Thirdwayv
collaboration ensures the proper security policy is integrated at the
birthplace of the device, providing third-party CA validation of
connected devices. For enterprises looking to add connected device
deployments, we’re offering malware protection on the smartphone and app
layer, enabling secure communications between the ‘thing’ and the
smartphone.”

Augmenting TLS and Wireless Protocols in Smartphones

Thirdwayv’s products augment Transport Layer Security (TLS) mechanisms
of Android and iOS operating systems by providing smartphone app client
authentication via the smartphone hardware root of trust. Thirdwayv
enhances shared wireless protocols such as Bluetooth so that IoT devices
can be securely connected to, and controlled by, an authentic app over
the shared connection. The products also:

  • Protect the app environment
  • Provide digital cryptographic identity to each element of the IoT
    system
  • Enable IoT system elements to validate the authority and privilege of
    each other (‘thing,’ smartphone/app, and cloud)
  • Support various communications protocols such as BLE, WiFi, LTE, and
    NFC

Thirdwayv products have been successfully incorporated into a
commercialized medical device that uses smartphones and was recently
cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Other applications
for Thirdwayv’s products include high-value asset tracking, autonomous
and connected cars, and critical infrastructure.

About Thirdwayv

Thirdwayv helps its customers create secure wireless IoT products and
Apps for use in healthcare, automotive, process automation, and critical
infrastructure applications. The company’s connectivity solutions
collect and analyze critical sensor data to enrich end-user experiences
and support advanced business operation. For more details, please visit
the Thirdwayv website at http://www.thirdwayv.com.

About Sectigo

Sectigo (formerly
Comodo CA) provides award-winning
purpose-built and automated PKI management solutions to secure websites,
connected devices, applications, and digital identities. As the largest
commercial Certificate Authority, trusted by enterprises globally for
more than 20 years, and more than 100 million SSL certificates issued in
over 200 countries, Sectigo has the proven performance and experience to
meet the growing needs of securing today’s digital landscape. For more
information, visit www.sectigo.com.

Contacts

Liza Colburn
Director of Global Communications
+1 781-562-0111
liza.colburn@sectigo.com

Kelly Poffenberger
Magnet PR Group (for Thirdwayv)
+1
714-553-9071
kellyp@magnetprgroup.com

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