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February 24, 2016 09:00 ET

GlobalSign, Infineon and UNH InterOperability Lab Collaborate to Close Security Gaps of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

Combination of Cloud Services, Secure Hardware, Authentication and Encryption Technologies in Embedded Environment to Be Tested by Third-Party Independent Lab

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2016) - GMO GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), has partnered with Infineon Technologies and the UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) to demonstrate the application of hardware, PKI and cloud services in IoT environments, creating an optimal balance between security, functionality and flexibility. GlobalSign and Infineon have chosen the UNH-IOL to provide independent and interoperability testing for the technologies to show how other solutions can be securely implemented and connected.

The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing. 

Proven Technologies Enable Security in IoT Environments
PKI is a proven security technology that provides key information security capabilities, including authentication, encryption, and data integrity and is easily adapted to meet the velocity, variety and volume needs of the IoT. GlobalSign's PKI solutions are designed to scale with manufacturer's needs from proof of concept through deployment of millions of identities, enabling them to accelerate time to market and reduce manufacturing costs of their products, all while addressing security needs.

The most reliable and secure way to integrate PKI into an IoT platform is achieved using a hardware security module to securely store the private key and execute cryptographic functions such as authentication and encryption. Infineon offers a complete line of hardware security modules that provide such capabilities, including the OPTIGA™ TPM SLB9645 used in this demonstration. Because this security solution implements the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) standard from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), it is easily integrated into a variety of IoT platforms.

"As billions of Internet-connected devices come online, privacy and security concerns need to be addressed. There is no doubt that security will be a key differentiator for IoT products," said Lancen LaChance, Vice President of Product Management, IoT Solutions for GlobalSign. "By integrating our PKI solutions with Infineon's hardware, we are introducing strong security elements into the manufacturing process, allowing fast market introduction of secure devices, as well as supporting brand integrity."

This joint technology collaboration demonstrates to IoT developers how to solve problems in strong authentication, encryption, and privacy in communications at IoT scale while also offloading risk and reducing costs of running high-assurance PKI. GlobalSign and Infineon have proven integrations of their technologies in fundamental and broadly applicable models of connected devices authenticating to cloud services leveraging secure hardware and PKI. The integration helps demonstrate to IoT implementers key provisioning and operational models leveraging these technology components.

"Delivering security solutions for the past 30 years with more than two billion security controllers already shipped to the market, Infineon is a global leader in the arena of hardware-based security, and the natural partner in the IoT arena. We are pleased to collaborate with GlobalSign to develop a demonstration that leverages our proven OPTIGA TPM," said Joerg Borchert, VP of Infineon Americas chip card and security business.

Following the proof of concept demonstrations at RSA, the technologies will be brought together for a testbed at the UNH-IOL, a well-known independent, third-party laboratory dedicated to broad-based testing and standards conformance services for networking industries. Since 1988, the lab has fostered multi-vendor interoperability while preparing students for careers in the industry. The UNH-IOL has grown steadily into one of the industry's premier independent testing labs for new technologies and a hub for developing custom test solutions.

Demonstrations at RSA Conference 2016

Trusted Computing Group Seminar and Demonstration Showcase - Monday, 2/29, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Moscone West 2002
This seminar will include a short update on the evolution of trusted computing and IoT, three panels with industry experts from around the IoT and security and demonstrations of trusted computing applied to today's IoT and enterprise security challenges. GlobalSign and Infineon will be demonstrating how the provisioning and operation of IoT endpoints can leverage PKI and secure hardware in a scalable method.

GlobalSign Booth S632
Visit GlobalSign in Booth S632 for additional demonstrations and the opportunity to discuss the demo and application of the concepts into their systems with technical experts. 

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud service providers and IoT innovators around the world to secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity and access management (IAM) solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit http://ir.gmocloud.com/english/.

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan's most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world's largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en/.

About Infineon Technologies
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2015 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 5.8 billion with some 35,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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About the UNH-IOL
Founded in 1988, the UNH-IOL provides independent, broad-based interoperability and standards conformance testing for data, telecommunications and storage networking products and technologies. Combining extensive staff experience, standards-bodies participation and a 28,000+ square foot facility, the UNH-IOL helps companies efficiently and cost effectively deliver products to the market.