SY­MAN­TEC SE­CURES IOT

The In­for­ma­tion Pro­tec­tion Firm Adds Em­bed­ded Crit­i­cal Sys­tems Pro­tec­tion to its Port­fo­lio, Signs Win­cor Nix­dorf as One of the Early Adopters

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Soon, more than one bil­lion In­ter­net of Things (IoT) de­vices will be se­cured by Sy­man­tec. Ac­cord­ing to a press state­ment that’s part of its broader Uni­fied Se­cu­rity Strat­egy, the firm is in­vest­ing in and of­fer­ing com­pre­hen­sive IoT se­cu­rity so­lu­tions.

“As IoT in­no­va­tion and adop­tion con­tin­ues to grow, so has the op­por­tu­nity for new cy­ber se­cu­rity risks. This is the next fron­tier. In the automotive in­dus­try, hack­ers can lit­er­ally steer the car and ‘hit the brakes’ from their key­boards. Sy­man­tec is part­ner­ing with man­u­fac­tur­ers in the automotive, in­dus­trial con­trol, and semi­con­duc­tor in­dus­tries, in ad­di­tion to our work in healthcare and re­tail mar­kets,” said Shankar So­ma­sun­daram, Se­nior Di­rec­tor of In­ter­net of Things Se­cu­rity at Sy­man­tec.

The new ad­di­tions to Sy­man­tec’s port­fo­lio in­clude De­vice Se­cu­rity with Sy­man­tec’s Em­bed­ded Crit­i­cal Sys­tems Pro­tec­tion, IoT Roots of Trust and De­vice Cer­tifi­cates, and Code Sign­ing Cer­tifi­cates and Se­cure App Ser­vices.

To make this a re­al­ity, Sy­man­tec is work­ing with the world’s largest chip providers and cryp­to­graphic li­brary part­ners, in­clud­ing Texas In­stru­ments and wolfSSL. They have also signed a part­ner­ship with Win­cor, along with other lead­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers in the in­dus­trial and automotive ecosys­tems. In ad­di­tion, Sy­man­tec will pro­vide code sign­ing cer­tifi­cates and a cloud-based sign­ing-as-a-ser­vice for a num­ber of code for­mats rel­e­vant to IoT.

“It was im­por­tant for Win­cor Nix­dorf to se­lect Sy­man­tec to de­liver the safest means for peo­ple car­ry­ing out fi­nan­cial trans­ac­tions on ATMs. Sy­man­tec’s core se­cu­rity tech­nol­ogy com­bined with Win­cor Nix­dorf’s do­main knowl­edge has re­sulted in a so­lu­tion that of­fers bestin-class se­cu­rity against soft­ware at­tacks on ATMs,” said Karan Oberoi, Global Prod­uct Man­ager – Soft­ware Se­cu­rity, Win­cor Nix­dorf.

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