a leading provider of end-to-end connectivity and security solutions for
IoT applications, today announced it has added AppAuth™ software
to its growing suite of patented products that provide essential layers
of security-by-design protection in a wide variety of mission-critical
commercial and enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Consisting of three software modules that bring trust to a system’s IoT
devices, smartphone apps and cloud, AppAuth works seamlessly with
Thirdwayv’s SecureConnectivity™ platform that is already being used to
connect and protect wireless, safety-critical deployments including
FDA-cleared drug-delivery systems.
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AppAuth enables users to control mission-critical connected IoT devices in the medical, industrial and infrastructure markets with their own smartphones. (Photo: Business Wire)
Thirdwayv will be showcasing its AppAuth software along with its
complete portfolio of IoT security products at IoT World Conference and
Expo 2019, Booth #1433, May 13-16 in Santa Clara, Calif.
“Mission-critical IoT systems are typically related to the safety of
individuals or the protection of high-value property,” said Vinay
Gokhale, vice president of business development with Thirdwayv. “AppAuth
enables our enterprise and commercial customers to bring trust to these
systems through reliable user and device authentication, identity
management and, most importantly, attestation of one system component to
the other. AppAuth fills a crucial security layer in any comprehensive
mission-critical IoT solution.”
AppAuth enables users to control mission-critical connected IoT devices
in the medical, industrial and infrastructure markets with their own
smartphones. AppAuth protects communication links as well as the
surrounding environment of such links. It provides a digital
cryptographic identity to each element of the IoT system and enables
each system element to validate the authority and privileges of the
others. AppAuth can be used alone or in conjunction with Thirdwayv’s
SecureConnectivity solution that improves overall security of IoT
devices while enabling them to be connected and controlled via the same
Bluetooth connection found in any commercial smartphone.
For the smartphone app, AppAuth utilizes smartphone hardware root of
trust to continually monitor phone operating system (OS) integrity and
authenticity and protects the app from OS vulnerabilities and malware
attacks. AppAuth also hardens the app against reverse engineering and
tampering threats. The AppAuth module on the IoT device enables it to
validate commands from the phone or the cloud before completing the
request via its remote attestation feature. Thirdwayv’s AppAuth cloud
infrastructure provides over-the-air certificate issuance to smartphone
apps and IoT devices after verifying their integrity and authenticity.
Furthermore, the cloud module enables lifecycle management of all
components on the IoT network. AppAuth is available on both iOS and
Android operating systems.
Safety- and mission-critical IoT applications are increasingly becoming
targets for cybersecurity attacks, and the vulnerability of the
smartphone is a growing concern. “IoT systems are especially at risk of
attack through connectivity to their cloud services, smartphone apps,
and other IoT devices,” said Steve Hoffenberg, director at industry
analyst firm VDC Research. “IoT device makers need to ensure that only
currently trusted entities can communicate with their products by
enforcing authentication and access privileges in all levels of
AppAuth software has already been licensed to lead customers and will be
available for the general market in June 2019. Like Thirdwayv’s
SecureConnectivity product, AppAuth is made available via a series of
software development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces
(APIs) for rapid incorporation by IoT development engineers. For more
information about AppAuth please visit the Thirdwayv website at http://www.thirdwayv.com.
Thirdwayv helps its customers create secure wireless IoT products and
Apps for use in healthcare, automotive, process automation and critical
infrastructure applications. The company’s connectivity solutions
collect and analyze critical sensor data to enrich end user experiences
and support advanced business operation. For more details, please visit
the Thirdwayv website at http://www.thirdwayv.com.
Connected. Protected. Thirdwayv.