Atos Launches New Dedicated Hardware Security Module for IoT


Atos’ new HSM for IoT provides embedded IoT security services like processing and confidentiality of data transmitted and authentication of communicating devices

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announced the launch of a new Hardware Security Module (HSM) for Internet of Things (IoT), which is a high-performance security device specifically developed to protect IoT ecosystems through cryptographic features.

The new module is part of the company’s Horus portfolio and combines ‘as-a-Service’ access, IoT security services and centralised key management system for a fully integrated solution.

The new offering is available for applications that are running in software-as-a-service (SaaS) mode and enables various tenants to gain from ultimate encryption as if they had their own dedicated HSM, the company said in a statement.

The new solution is segregated into various ‘security domains’ that can be personalised by each tenant and serve as tamper-proof strongboxes with high levels of isolation between tenants, users and roles. The security teams can remotely manage HSMs without any physical access – which simplifies security management and saves time.

Reduces complexity of operations

The new solution provides a Key Management Center that decreases the number and complexity of operations for security officers, along with ensuring consistency in key distribution for multi-sites deployment contexts.

In addition, the Horus HSM for IoT provides embedded IoT security services, like the processing and confidentiality of data transmitted and authentication of communicating devices. These security services are specific to each industry vertical and follow the latest IoT security protocols, such as DLMS/COSEM for Utilities and smart meters, LoRAWAN 1.0/1.1 for telecommunications, LWM2M/OSCORE for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and device management in industrial IoT (IIoT).

Commenting on the development, David Leporini, IoT Security Director at Atos, said, “The Horus HSM by Atos is suitable for all sectors. In digital banking, payment solution editors can use it to secure transactions in banking processing. In manufacturing, the Horus HSM for IoT could be used to secure all smart machine-to-machine communications.”


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