The three companies have combined Adesto’s SmartServer IoT edge server with the IBM Watson IoT Platform and NXP’s A71CH secure element for IoT devices to provide an extra layer of security for systems connected to the IBM’s Cloud.
IBM Watson IoT Platform is a managed, cloud-hosted service that enables companies to quickly connect and derive value from IoT devices. Adesto’s open SmartServer IoT simplifies interoperability between the diverse set of systems, devices, and emerging and traditional protocols to enable seamless and secure access to data. It provides built-in device and data management for sensors, meters, actuators and controllers through a growing range of protocols including BACnet, LonWorks and Modbus. NXP’s A71CH that is ‘ready for IBM Watson IoT’ is an off-the-shelf solution that provides a root of trust (RoT) at the chip level and delivers chip-to-cloud security right out of the box. Through integration with Adesto’s SmartServer IoT, it enables customers with additional security when connecting their buildings to IBM’s Watson IoT Platform without exposing keys for the lifetime of a device. NXP’s A71CH Plug & Trust Secure Element that is ‘ready for IBM Watson IoT’ features X.509 certificates and keys trusted by Watson IoT Platform and injected at NXP secure certified facilities.