Würth Elektronik Joins Hands with Crypto Quantique for IoT Security

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Uniting the QuarkLink security software platform with wireless modules enables secure connection of sensor nodes to local or cloud-based servers: Partners

Global electronic manufacturer Würth Elektronik recently signed a partnership agreement with Crypto Quantique, a leading player in quantum-based cyber security in the Internet of Things (IoT), to enhance security for Würth’s wireless modules.

The partners believe that combining Crypto Quantique’s QuarkLink security software platform with Würth Elektronik’s wireless modules enables automatic and secure connection of thousands of sensor nodes to local or cloud-based servers. The official note mentioned that the platform allows device provisioning, onboarding, security monitoring, renewal and revocation of certificates and keys, performed with a few keystrokes on a GUI. It further said that the users have all the functions at their disposal required to manage IoT devices in their lifecycles.

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Würth Elektronik boasts a broad portfolio of sensors for IoT applications and modules for wireless communication, which support connectivity with Bluetooth, WiFi, Wireless M-Bus, Wirepas Mesh and proprietary radio protocols. Würth Elektronik claims to offer components and development support for faster and more cost-effective development of market-ready IoT solutions—from simple cable replacement to radio chips with integrated GNSS modules.

The CEO of Crypto Quantique, Dr Shahram Mossayebi remarked: “Würth Elektronik is often the first choice for radio modules, especially with industrial IoT applications. The spectrum of products offered, combined with wide-ranging support and application expertise, is outstanding. Expanding the offering with QuarkLink also raises the appeal of these products. This makes implementing and managing secure IoT networks faster and easier. At a time when the global threats to such networks are greater than ever, this is an important advantage.”

Vice President of Wireless Connectivity and Sensors at Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG, Oliver Opitz stated: “We are always interested in providing our customers with the best IoT technology, reducing their development costs and workload, without compromising performance, reliability or security. QuarkLink is an important new building block here.”

London-based Crypto Quantique claims to have created the world’s most secure end-to-end IoT security platform encompassing both software and hardware. With the aim to enable network operators to deploy and manage their IoT ecosystem security, it has developed an independent IoT security platform – QuarkLink. The company has also developed QDID, a quantum-driven hardware root-of-trust to generate identities and cryptographic keys in silicon chips on demand.

German Würth Elektronik eiSos Group is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. Active in 50 countries, Würth Elektronik eiSos identifies as one of the largest European manufacturers of passive components. Würth Elektronik is part of the Würth Group, the global market leader in the development, production, and sale of fastening and assembly materials, and employs 8,000 people.


 

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