The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), the world leader in digital security, and Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS), the leading provider of LTE for IoT semiconductor solutions, announced that they have created a secure connectivity solution for LTE-M and NB-IoT devices. When combined with a SIM card or eSIM personalized with the Kudelski Root of Trust, the joint solution provides robust device identity and protects the device, data, decisions, commands, and actions in ultra-small and power-efficient connected devices.
By combining Sequans’s LTE-M/NB-IoT chips with Kudelski’s security solution, the companies will securely connect millions of industrial, medical, consumer, and automotive devices to the customer’s cloud platform of choice. The Kudelski/Sequans integration removes barriers to entry and shortens time to market for device manufacturers by providing a single-chip solution pre-integrated with security and connectivity, protecting the entire security lifecycle of the device.
Jean-Michel Puiatti, Kudelski Group Senior Vice President for IoT Security: “With ABI Research predicting 6.3 billion IoT devices to be cellularly connected by 2021, telco network operators need to onboard them in a way that is secure, scalable and sustainable. Our work with Sequans will combine their smart connectivity with our proven security technology to enable operators to onboard IoT devices quickly and easily. This creates greater efficiency and gives them the security required to protect the network and enable exciting new customer business models.”
Hugues Waldburger, Sequans Vice President, Vertical and Strategic Business Unit: “The Kudelski IoT Security Platform is a comprehensive solution that provides powerful security features to a wide range of IoT applications. Security of both device and application data is of paramount importance in IoT and we are pleased to partner with The Kudelski Group to integrate their powerful and proven IoT security client into our Monarch product line and make it available to our customers.”
Sequans’ Monarch is the world’s most highly-optimized LTE-M/NB-IoT chip for M2M and IoT devices. Monarch’s ultra-low power consumption enables the long battery life needed by many IoT use cases and its programmable RF filtering enables global deployment in a Single-SKU.
The Kudelski IoT Security Platform is a universal platform implemented in different ecosystems with different partners, and has already been adopted by telco, industrial, consumer electronics and medical IoT partners and clients.