End-to-end security for IoT

Billions of IoT devices are being connected every year. While this brings an increase in market opportunities, it also leads to an explosion in cyberattacks. Investing in security is thus more critical than ever. 

To provide comprehensive security for the hardware, the software and the cloud in IoT devices, Avnet is bringing you Microsoft Azure Sphere, a first-rate application platform with built-in communication and security features. Developers can be sure their chips come with built-in security technology to provide connectivity and a dependable hardware root of trust. What’s more, multiple layers of protection and ongoing security updates make the Azure Sphere OS a trustworthy platform for building new IoT experiences. Protecting both existing equipment and new IoT investments is a breeze as well with its flexibility in deployment. To top it all, Azure Sphere Security Service and Microsoft security experts will ensure that devices continue to remain secure against emerging threats.

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  • Hardware root of trust
  • Defense in depth
  • Small trusted computing base
  • Dynamic compartments
  • Certificate-based authentication
  • Failure reporting
  • Renewable security

Target applications

  • Telematics & transport - vehicle tracking, asset tracking, fleet management
  • Energy - electricity meters, gas/water meter, smart grid
  • Payment - wireless pos, cash register, atm, vending machine
  • Security - surveillance, detectors
  • Smart city - street lighting, smart parking, sharing economy
  • Gateway - consumer/industrial router
  • Industry - industrial pda, ipc, rugged tablet, pipeline monitoring, robot, motor/pump control
  • Life & healthcare - home automation, remote medical equipment
  • Agriculture & environment - environmental monitoring, farmland monitoring, farm machinery management

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End-to-end security for IoT

End-to-end security for IoT

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