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Symantec Device Certificate Service

Secure and Encrypt Communications for Connected Devices in the Internet of Things

By 2020 there will be more than 30 billion connected devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and securing device communications will play a critical role in any IoT security strategy. Symantec Device Authentication enables the players in the IoT ecosystem to perform strong authentication and prevent unauthorized access to the systems and network. Symantec offers is a high-volume, high-performance batch issuance service that provides a fast, efficient, and cost-effective way to embed X.509 certificates into a hardware device during manufacturing. This certificate allows service providers to perform strong authentication to prevent unauthorized devices from obtaining access to services.

Key Features

  • Flexible Deployment Options: Cloud-based and on-premises deployment models with complete certificate lifecycle management (request, issuance, usage and validation of the device certificates)
  • Reliable Security: Employs the same PKI technology that is used throughout Symantec’s military-grade public key infrastructure and Network Operations Centers. Supports 24x7x365 monitoring, management, and escalation across the globe with full disaster recovery. Annual WebTrust and SAS-70 compliance audits are conducted by an independent, accredited third-party.
  • Support for ECC Technology for IoT Devices: Support for rapid key generation with ECC for low power IoT devices.
  • Web-based Portal for Bulk Certificate Issuance: Flexible and scalable process allows Device Manufacturers to request device certificates in large volumes.

Key Benefits

  • Cost-Effective: By leveraging Symantec Device Certificate Service and its extensive PKI infrastructure, device manufacturers save significantly versus implementing and managing their own PKI environment.
  • Rapid Deployment: Device manufacturers can be receiving batches of PKI-based digital certificates within days of signing up for Symantec Device Certificate Service.
  • Scalable: Cloud-based architecture is designed to support the highest volume and peak load requirements in the industry so you can focus on the business and not the infrastructure.
  • A Trusted Solution: With support for over 700 million devices worldwide, Symantec is the recognized leader in managed certificate solutions that ensures communications between connected devices are secure. Solutions include: