Senet Announces IoT Technology Initiative with Gemalto
Gemalto and Senet partner to drive the highest level of security for LoRa connected devices with first-of-its-kind integration
Portsmouth, NH and North Holland, Netherlands – September 7, 2016 — Senet, the first and only North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long range-based (LoRa®-based) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, today announced an IoT technology initiative with Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, to drive the highest level of security for LoRaWAN™ connected devices in a first-of-its-kind integration.
This collaboration between the two companies will provide a full integration of Senet’s open, standards-based network with the Gemalto Trusted Key Manager product providing IoT solution providers and enterprises desiring to use LPWAN technology an easy to integrate and use end-to-end offering for key provisioning, authentication and security for devices connecting to LoRa®-based networks. The Trusted Key Manager leverages Gemalto security best practices and hardware tamper resistance for key generation and storage. The result is a solution which delivers two critical features for global IoT deployments:
- Most importantly, end-to-end device security and data privacy are made easily accessible to all solution providers.
- Secondly, mass production of devices destined for global deployment with flexible and secure, cloud-based provisioning at time of deployment will enable multi-national solution providers to confidently produce and deploy LoRaWAN™ devices throughout all markets.
“The integration between Gemalto’s world-class security and identity management offering and Senet’s leading LPWAN IoT network clearly demonstrates our commitment, and that of the LoRa™ Alliance, to continue to provide and improve on the degree of protection for connected devices in IoT deployments,” said Will Yapp, VP of Business Development for Senet. “As the leading LPWAN service provider in North America, we take device security very seriously. Gemalto provided the broadest and most complete offering to supply the highest level of security possible to our customers.”
Juan Carlos Lazcano, Vice President of M2M for North America at Gemalto said, “We are committed to providing LoRaWAN™ service providers globally with the best-of-breed solutions for securely provisioning and authenticating IoT devices on their networks. With Senet being the first and only public LoRaWAN™ service provider in North America, partnering with them was key to our North American market strategy.”
About Senet, Inc.
Senet, a contributing member of the LoRa® Alliance, is the first and only public provider in North America of low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) with its class-leading LoRa® modulation for IoT/M2M applications. LPWANs enable value-driven solutions that can unlock immediate ROI by enabling devices to connect over very long ranges (approximately 15 miles) while delivering very long battery power life (approximately 10 years) for an extremely low total cost of ownership. For applications that require low cost, low power, and long range, the secure Senet network has distinct advantages over cellular, Wi-Fi, and other emerging connectivity technologies for the IoT market. For additional information, visit http://www.senetco.com
VP of Business Development, Senet
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.
Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.
Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.
Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries.
About LoRa™ Alliance
The LoRa™ Alliance is an open, non-profit association that has grown to more than 330 members since its inception in March 2015, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members are closely collaborating and sharing their experience to promote the LoRaWAN™ protocol as the leading open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWA connectivity.With the technical flexibility to address multiple IoT applications, both static and mobile, and a certification program to guarantee interoperability, the LoRaWAN™ is already being deployed by major mobile network operators and is anticipated to widely expand in 2016.
The technology utilized in a LoRaWAN network is designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously too challenging or cost prohibitive to connect. With its unique penetration capability, a LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements. The LoRaWAN protocol offers unique and unequaled benefits in terms of bi-directionality, security, mobility and accurate localization that are not addressed by other LPWAN technologies. These benefits will enable the diverse use cases and business models that will enable deployments of large scale LPWAN IoT networks globally.