Monnit Releases New Data Security Solution for IoT Devices

Monnit Releases New Data Security Solution for IoT Devices

The Monnit Corporation has released a new data authentication platform designed specifically for low-power wireless sensors in IoT devices. The platform has been dubbed SensorPrints, and it essentially creates a unique fingerprint for each device connected to the network.

SensorPrints utilizes 256-bit SHA3 authentication to ensure the integrity of data at every stage of its lifecycle, from the time the data is generated until the organization is able to analyze the information and determine an appropriate course of action. To make the solution easier to deploy, SensorPrints will have native support from the broader iMonnit platform.

SensorPrints can be paired with all of Monnit’s wireless sensors, in addition to other key elements of the Monnit portfolio. For instance, the Monnit MINE platform will make SensorPrints compatible with IoT aggregators like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, as well as proprietary IoT solutions.

In the meantime, Monnit resellers will be able to offer SensorPrints through the Monnit IoTvantage partner program.

“Many believed that legacy IT security would suffice as the IoT matured, and this has often proven catastrophic,” said Monnit CEO Brad Walters. “With SensorPrints, Monnit is providing superior authenticated data encryption at the point of generation all the way to consumption for analytics and action. This is the feature needed by enterprise CTOs and business owners who have been waiting for full-coverage security before deploying new IoT technologies.”

SensorPrints is one of several new IoT security solutions to hit the market in recent months. Hushmesh unveiled a new Azure-based passwordless authentication device at CES 2020, while HID Global and Device Authority teamed up to help large organizations secure and manage a large number of IoT devices. Trustonic has also gained traction with its Trustonic Secured Platform. The medical equipment company OPTOLANE has integrated the solution into its new Lab on an Array Analyzer.