SOURCE: Rubicon Labs

Rubicon Labs

October 18, 2016 10:55 ET

Rubicon Labs Premieres Breakthrough IoT Secure Identity Platform With Demos in Boston and Barcelona

New Cloud-to-Device Authentication Delivers the Scale, Economics, Efficiency for New IoT Services and Business Models in Industrial, Smart Buildings/Cities, Automotive, Payments, Healthcare Markets

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2016) -  Rubicon Labs, a cybersecurity company providing secure identity for IoT devices, will unveil the industry's first true high speed / low power / low memory Zero Knowledge Identity Platform at The IoT Security Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, October 18-19, 2016 and The IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, October 25-27, 2016 (IIC Pavilion).

Public-key cryptography visionary and 2015 Turing Award Winner Whit Diffie said: "IoT will require the development of new primitives for secure computation, which is exactly what the researchers at Rubicon Labs are focused on bringing to market."

The unprecedented growth of IoT represents the greatest expansion of the cybersecurity attack surface in history, as billions of small, inexpensive microcontrollers and sensors are being connected to the Internet. The majority of these devices are ill-equipped to handle the computing load necessary to sign data, perform device authentication and encrypt messages using the legacy public key infrastructure (PKI).

Rubicon Labs' demonstration will showcase how its Zero Knowledge® Platform provides secure identity from a cloud service down to very low end ARM® Cortex®-M0+ class of MCU processors. The platform supports the provisioning speed, scale, extremely low power consumption and attractive economics essential to realize the promise of IoT. Rubicon will demonstrate the secure provisioning of both identity and secure services built on top of this secure identity such as data signing/validation, data encryption/decryption, secure Network Time Protocol and secure cloud data aggregation. Together, the platform and cloud services provide a true plug-and-play IoT framework to allow an enterprise to create a secure cloud controlled service for the emerging wave of IoT devices.

"Simple, secure and managed device identity that scales readily and massively, yet consumes a small fraction of the power drawn as compared to current solutions will be the lynchpin of new generations of IoT innovation," said Rod Schultz, VP of Product, Rubicon Labs. "Boston and Barcelona mark the launch sites and first demonstrations of Rubicon Labs' Zero Knowledge Platform, which breaks through barriers for speed, economy, efficiency, service flexibility, control and -- most of all -- security."

About Rubicon Labs:

Rubicon Labs was founded in 2012 with a mission to provide trust, identity, and security. It is disrupting the world of digital identity in the IoT space with an identity service from the cloud down to the smallest micro-controllers that allows unique identities to be easily provisioned across networks. Rubicon's choice of symmetric cryptography allows identity be done at very low power and high speed. This service abstracts the challenges of security and identity and allows for the monetization of IoT networks and data.

Rubicon Labs is venture-backed with funding from Akamai, Third Point Ventures, and Pelion Venture Partners. The team has driven the development of globally successful technologies with Apple (including key contributions to the DRM structure for iTunes), Logitech, Broadcom, and key defense technologies. The company holds 13 patents with additional pending. For more information, please visit: https://www.rubiconlabs.io/

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