DigiCert has announced it has acquired Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity provider Mocana.
Back by Clearlake Capital Group, Crosspoint Capital, and TA Associates, the acquisition will offer IoT manufacturers and operators a platform for managing security across the full IoT device lifecycle.
The partnership aims to facilitate the management of device identity, securing of connections, preventing device tampering, and updating firmware and settings remotely and securely for customers.
“IoT security has been a challenge for device manufactures and operators,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill.
“With the addition of Mocana, DigiCert is building on its vision for delivering digital trust, a growing necessity in the IoT market as smart devices become ubiquitous in every corner of our personal and professional lives. We are excited to introduce new and existing customers to our integrated platform and welcome the addition of Mocana’s expertise in IoT technology and the industrial and manufacturing verticals to the DigiCert team.”
“Mocana is excited to be joining the DigiCert team,” added Mocana CTO, Srinivas Kumar.
“Together, our solutions uniquely solve the challenges of IoT security, from embedding security protections on-chip or at device manufacturing to on-device secure communications and firmware updates once in the field.”