Jimmy Jones, Head of Security for ZARIOT, shares some highlights from a recent MEF Webinar where experts from all facets of the IoT value chain shared insights on how connectivity, hardware, software, cybersecurity, privacy, data management, and more, seamlessly come together to create ground-breaking, secure, and reliable IoT-powered experiences. The discussion is led by MEF Personal Data & Identity Working group lead, Michael Becker.
The growing complexities of IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) creates ground-breaking opportunities for industries to expand their market and use data driven insights to better serve their customers.
However, taking IoT from vision to reality requires much more than just adding connectivity to a device.
In fact, Microsoft revealed that 30 percent of companies failed in proof of concept (PoC) stage. Yet interestingly enough, the low rates of success have little to do with IoT technology, but rather that IoT adoption and implementation is truly a complex undertaking.
While networking your device is fundamental, there are a myriad of other considerations that constitute the necessary components for a successful deployment. This includes device management, security, quality of service assurance, legislative adherence, certification, and more. This is why collaborative efforts between integrators, solution providers and owners must be central to the whole IoT ecosystem, instead of individual projects.”
While networking your device is fundamental, there are a myriad of other considerations that constitute the necessary components for a successful deployment. This includes device management, security, quality of service assurance, legislative adherence, certification, and more.
This is why collaborative efforts between integrators, solution providers and owners must be central to the whole IoT ecosystem, instead of individual projects.
Towards a collaborative future
At ZARIOT, we encourage and forge relationships with partners who are keen to bring innovation, simplicity, and security to deployments. Providing a comprehensive toolbox of highly customizable IoT solutions that balance business, engineering, and regulatory needs.
This webinar shines a light on the features and functionality some of our partners bring.
Atsign – Chris Swan, Head of Engineering, shares how atsign’s open-source platform is embedded in a live telecom environment using ZARIOT SIMs. With a unique identifier (atSign), it creates a highly secure IoT connectivity solution with simplified device management across your entire IoT estate. Regardless of device, connection, public or private network.
SmartAxiom – Amit Biyani, CEO of SmartAxiom, developed blockchain technology specifically to support and secure asset tracking devices. ZARIOT provides access to both network and protected non-volatile elements in the SIM to allow the writing of “secure tokens” at both device manufacture and end customer enablement.
Wadaro – Robert Wakeling, CEO at Wadaro, brings a “device view” of analytics and location offering, as if you were “on-site”. Although Wadaro technology is currently needed by large Telcos for subscriber solutions, their cooperation with ZARIOT is their first step in IoT.
SevenShift – Pablo Endres, Managing Director at SevenShift introduces their advanced remote IoT device security testing platform. Helping enterprises establish a clear path through to IoT device certification and ensuring they are in line with the latest cybersecurity and data privacy regulations.
binare.io – Andrei Costin, CEO at binare.io, describes how they provide full IoT code inspection to identify any immediate software issues and offer ongoing security monitoring for all your devices and provide actionable steps for remediation of vulnerabilities and obtaining security certification.
AbleDevice – Roger Dewey, CEO at AbleDevice, shares how they deliver security and features via ZARIOT, including device location controls, extended connectivity, visibility, remote management, and more, to accelerate prototyping and expand SIM functionality.
Benefits of an IoT ecosystem
The concept of an IoT ecosystem underscores the fact that it is necessary to have access to different entities with individual areas of expertise but are still co-operating in a transparent way. By working together, we can offer fully customised IoT solutions and simplify the process of going to market.
This approach brings new participants and innovative use cases to market faster, speeding deployment and removing the barriers to a cohesive and successful IoT solution. All while ensuring security and regulatory compliance remains at the root of any solution.
Beyond an open cooperative ecosystem with no partner lock ins, each described partner solution is also new to market in cellular IoT. Creating more opportunities for their solutions beyond their home market.