New business models that turn stand-alone objects into highly interactive and connected services come with many challenges — from complicated integrations and extended deployment timelines to mitigating safety and privacy concerns. The Internet of Things (IoT) in particular demands the need to safeguard data between devices, sensors, and backend platforms connected within an IoT ecosystem.

This requires security innovations and sound security practices — with capabilities such as identity, authentication and authorization, credential lifecycle management, and secure communications — to address the unique needs of IoT environments. To successfully power the connected world, organizations will need to employ IoT solutions that establish trust to securely connect people, applications and devices.

Recognizing the potential of the IoT market and the growing need for IoT security, Entrust Datacard and HARMAN Connected Services have formed a strategic partnership — initially announced in April of 2016 — with a common goal to build trust within the IoT ecosystem by securing the data and IoT infrastructure. Entrust Datacard identity solutions complement HARMAN’s IoT domain, industry vertical and product development expertise to enable transactions in high risk and constrained environments.

We’re pleased to launch with HARMAN the new white paper “Trusted Devices Drive the Value Chain: Securing IoT Devices during Manufacturing” as part of a series of resources aimed at raising awareness about IoT security. The white paper is intended to offer companies and end customers key insights about solutions that can enhance the security of their IoT implementations.


This week we’ll join HARMAN in London with thought leaders in enterprise IoT, Mobility, Automotive and Digital Transformation. Josh Jabs, vice president, office of the Chief Technology Officer and general manager, IoT Solutions at Entrust Datacard, will present the Entrust Datacard perspective on delivering enterprise grade IoT security with Microsoft, Samsung, and HARMAN at the digital roundtable “SPARK”.

A secure IoT ecosystem will open the doors to new revenue streams, new business models, new industry partnerships and critically new ways to engage and delight end users. Learn more and engage with our new IoT security solution — ioTrust — here.