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Device certificates

The networking of everyday devices is constantly on the rise. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers a variety of applications and opportunities for the private and the industrial sector alike. However, this also increases the attack surface for compromising and hacking IoT-capable devices. Potential consequences include data leaks and misuse of devices for the likes of denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. This is where device identities, which are implemented using public key certificates, come into play. They protect privacy and enable secure and economical operation of a device infrastructure.

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How you benefit

Generate unique device identities (X.509 certificates).

Product features

  • You can seamlessly integrate the certificate reference into your automated IoT device production processes.

  • The X.509 certificates are generated using a cloud service.

  • Optimised and standardised interfaces such as REST API or CMC are available for obtaining certificates.

  • Public keys based on elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) or Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) are supported.

  • Certificate generation is completely outsourced to SwissSign (private managed PKI).

  • You benefit from the SwissSign partner network with regard to the software for provisioning the certificates to the IoT devices.

Typical use cases

  • Smart home applications such as smart metering for measuring electricity consumption or generation

  • Automated electric vehicle charging (Plug & Charge)

  • Access to medical devices such as pacemakers

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): networking of sensors, instruments and other devices for monitoring and controlling industrial processes

How you benefit

By purchasing IoT certificates from SwissSign, you benefit from an established infrastructure that meets the highest security requirements and is audited and certified according to international standards such as those set out by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the CA/Browser Forum and Swiss legislation (Swiss Federal Act on Electronic Signatures, ESigA).

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    All data stored in Switzerland.

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    Free online identity verification 24/7.

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    Data protection based on the FADP and the GDPR.

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Would you like to request a non-binding quote? We would be happy to advise you in person. Please call us on +41 848 77 66 55 or use the contact form.

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