Sectigo, (Formerly Comodo CA) a Roseland, New Jersey-based global leader in commercial Certificate Authority (CA) and web security solutions, as per recent press reports, entered a strategic partnership agreement with CableLabs’ subsidiary –Kyrio, a Louisville, Colorado-based cloud-based digital certificate provider for network connected hardware, which has cordial links with over 30 global standards spread across the energy, industrial, and commercial Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Cities.
With this Sectigo-Kyrio alliance, standards bodies, enterprises, industry alliances, IoT integrators, device manufacturers, service providers, and platform providers, can benefit with detailed knowledge about device security programs throughout the connected device network lifecycle.
Damon Kachur, VP, IoT, Sectigo, said “DDoS and Botnet attacks continue to target unsecured connected devices. Too many devices are connecting to networks with no, or weak, security pre-installed as a default, forcing governments to take action. Equally concerning, the technology industry hasn’t educated organizations about the importance of device security and maintenance, exposing businesses and consumers to risks”.
Jen Shelby, VP, Product, Kyrio, said, “Enterprises across the globe are struggling with the volume of devices being connected to wired and wireless networks and how to secure those devices on a large scale”. Adding further, Shelby said, “Sectigo and Kyrio have the architectural and operational experience to guide customers through the process of PKI design, deployment and lifecycle management. Together we can help manufacturers, enterprises and standards bodies navigate the complexities of controlling which networks devices are permitted to connect to, the level of privacy and security required, and how to deploy and manage PKIs in a cost-effective way without affecting production.”