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Cryptosoft Collaborates with Symantec for IoT Authentication and Encryption

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

ORINDA, CA: Integrated with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) service managed by Symantec a new platform launched by Cryptosoft, a provider of policy driven authentication and encryption  services for Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M)aims at providing secure access and storage of data across connected devices. The platform also empowers customers to issue, renew and revoke Symantec’s digital certificates that strengthen authentication, encryption and digital signing applications.

Darron Antill, CEO, Cryptosoft said, “By working with Symantec, we both are able to deliver solutions to meet this need while supporting IoT scale and the need for simplicity of implementation and management.”

With constant growth in IoT, protection from unauthorized access to systems and wide range of networks is a necessity these days. Mutual authentication between servers and devices is a key foundation of IoT security. The agreement between Cryptosoft and Symantec enables Cryptosoft customers to deploy Symantec’s new Roots of Trust (RoT) for IoT devices which authenticate and verify devices at the hardware level. With Cryptosoft’s new launch, client devices would have complete transparency on the information being shared which would guarantee the authentication of the transfer to only authorized and secured devices.

"By integrating with Cryptosoft’s technology, together we will help protect more customers using IoT devices around the world,” commented Brian Witten, Senior Director, IoT Security, Symantec. “Enterprises can leverage the Cryptosoft platform to encrypt and authenticate devices with a deeper level of trust than ever before,” he added.

This collaboration between Cryptosoft and Symantec together will focus on increasing the protection of data transferring between devices and cloud and web servers. Through this collaboration Cryptosoft libraries can easily encrypt data as it is being sent from an IoT device to a web device or cloud.