Avnet partners with Trusted Objects to make IoT designs more scalable - Help Net Security

Leading global technology solutions provider Avnet has entered into a strategic alliance with Trusted Objects, a software company specializing in the Internet of Things (IoT) security, to bring to market a scalable end-to-end security solution for low-power IoT devices.

The relationship provides IoT customers with the ability to comprehensively secure their devices while speeding time to market, reducing costs and managing complexity.

“With Trusted Objects, we are able to more flexibly design secure IoT solutions that match our customers’ needs and, ultimately, their unique business cases,” said Lou Lutostanski, vice president of Internet of Things, Avnet.

“The real difference in our approach is our ability to accommodate solutions that are both low-power and large-scale. Together with Trusted Objects, Avnet’s ecosystem offers customers a complete Industrial IoT solution that’s simple to integrate and unique to the market—one that makes IoT security more scalable and easier to implement.”

The Avnet and Trusted Objects alliance helps to solve the fragmentation challenge faced by developers seeking to secure their IoT deployments in three main areas: cloud, middleware and on-device.

Security at each level is often managed by separate providers, increasing the complexity and cost of deploying these solutions. This is particularly challenging in low-power devices, which are commonly used in Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications.

Trusted Objects’ native security implementation is specifically designed for these applications, providing a more unified, standardized platform to manage and execute security throughout the IoT deployment.

Once software from Trusted Objects is embedded in a customer’s microcontroller unit (MCU) or Secure Element, Avnet can help connect it to the cloud as part of a complete IoT solut ..