Value for customers can only be generated by Industrial IoT (IIoT) if connected devices are actively monitored and managed. To ensure these devices are secure, operational, and performing at the highest possible level, device management should be designed in as part of an IoT system architecture from the start, as it is a key IoT enabler and critically important component in IoT deployments today. According to IDC, 85% of existing embedded industrial devices are not presently connected.
With only a small fraction of the market currently benefiting from IIoT, there is a significant amount of work to be done across the ecosystem to advance IIoT. Many of these devices have been in service for a long time, and were not designed to support IoT, so connecting these legacy devices will present new attack surfaces that compromise a company’s security and privacy. With that in mind, Wind River today introduced the latest version of our secure device lifecycle management platform, Wind River Helix Device Cloud, with the following new features and capabilities:
Device Cloud is also integrated with the recently launched Intel Secure Device Onboard (Intel SDO). By combining Device Cloud with Intel SDO, device manufacturers have the pre-built tools necessary for automated device onboarding, management, connectivity, and security at scale. This includes zero touch onboarding, designed to mitigate the risk of security attacks to a device, ensure privacy, and deliver automation that dramatically reduces installation and onboarding time to seconds.
With Device Cloud, companies are capturing significant value and generating ROI from their investment in IoT. The following are two great examples of Wind River customers doing just that:
With IoT, change is constant. With business leaders citing security as a primary challenge, security will remain a top concern, and business priorities will shift as companies gain insights about their operations from the data. Utilising the latest version of Device Cloud, device manufacturers and IoT system developers can securely accelerate device deployment and close a critical gap in IoT operations, ensuring that the devices companies depend on for crucial business data are secure, operational, and performing at the highest possible level.