US telco Verizon has launched an enterprise portal giving access to its Managed Certificate Services platform that offers digital certificate creation and management capabilities for large-scale IoT deployments in the tens of millions. It is available in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Verizon sys that its Managed Certificate Services (MCS) platform is specifically designed to authenticate objects and machines (much like two-factor authentication of people and machines) — verifying object and machine ‘identities’ for the trusted exchange of information — and secure data transmitted between these connections.
“Verizon’s new bulk certificate portal provides increased ease of commerce without large capital investment for enterprises, such as manufacturers and media companies with large IoT and/or traditional machine-to-machine (M2M) implementations,” Verizon said. “Featuring usage-based pricing, the new portal is aimed at helping organizations control management costs for securing the Internet of Things.”
Suggested applications are:
– Authentication and verification applications
– Services and enterprise and critical infrastructure (ie, online shopping applications and smart grid deployments)
– E-government service delivery requiring sophisticated identity-proofing capabilities (ie, license plate renewals and passport services)
– Medical devices, consumer electronics and supply chain tracking.