Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

NetObjex, Trusted Objects partner to secure IoT edge devices

William Payne
February 7 2018

California based IoT-blockchain specialist NetObjex and French cybersecurity specialist Trusted Objects are partnering to develop secure solutions for IoT edge devices and systems.

The NetObjex Digital Asset Management platform is designed to provide improvements in asset tracking and tracing as well as better tools for measuring performance, efficiency and utilisation of assets. The NetObjex platform is also used as blockchain middleware for off-chain processing, searching across chains, and data aggregation across chains. 

NetObjex says its platform has use cases in manufacturing, supply chain/logistics, automotive/transportation, and smart cities.

"Securing edge computing infrastructures is a challenging problem in various domains where devices are largely unmanned. We have felt that one needs a comprehensive set of solutions to help deter and thwart threats and attacks. Our partnership with Trusted Objects is an important step in utilising both hardware and software approaches in helping build and safeguard edge computing devices," stated said Raghu Bala, CEO of NetObjex.

"We are taking a three-pronged approach toward edge device security. First, we use Trusted Objects' Secure Elements to help ensure that only authorised devices enter our space. Second, using Key Servers within the NetObjex ecosystem will ensure a trusted source for devices without any external dependencies. Finally, securing software over-the-air software distributions through blockchain technology enables greater auditability."

"The Trusted Objects security solutions for IoT are a solid deterrent in this day and age where hacks and attacks are rampant. Enterprises can now provide solutions with a higher degree of integrity in their data collected through this partnership with NetObjex," said Jean-Pierre Delesse, COO of Trusted Objects.