IDEMIA and Kudelski Group Launch Global Partnership to Simplify IoT Connectivity and Security

  • The companies will integrate Kudelski’s IoT Security Platform into
    IDEMIA’s DAKOTA IoT (eUICC) and TSM (Trusted Service Management)
  • The joint solution provides combined network connectivity
    management and IoT security in a single eUICC (embedded Universal
    Integrated Circuit Card) for IoT devices.
  • This will allow IoT device manufacturers to simplify the
    integration process and speed time to market for new devices while
    providing future-proof connectivity and security.

COURBEVOIE, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), the world leader in digital security,
and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announced a
global partnership that provides manufacturers and service providers a
single, fully-integrated solution to manage the network connectivity and
security of cellular IoT devices.

As more companies of all sizes and sectors create new business models
and operational efficiencies by connecting their devices, their success
depends on their ability to ensure the security of the devices, data and
access to both. Ericsson predicts that approximately 70 percent of all
wide-area IoT devices will have cellular connections by 2022.

In this age of digital transformation, protecting connected
devices and the valuable data they generate is critical for the
long-term success of the exploding IoT market
,” said Jean-Michel
Puiatti, Kudelski Group Senior Vice President for IoT Security. “By
combining our battle-tested security technologies with IDEMIA’s
connectivity solution, we enable companies to deliver secure, connected
products to market more quickly.

Our alliance with the Kudelski Group gives the IoT market a
clear signal. We are thrilled to apply our expertise to help bolster IoT
security backed by state-of-the-art technology providing for enhanced
user trust in everyday devices,”
said IDEMIA Executive Vice
President for Connected Objects activity Yves Portalier. “This
partnership for security is even more essential considering the
tremendous potential for connectivity offered by 5G networks.”

The new global partnership integrates IDEMIA’s DAKOTA IoT (eUICC) and
TSM (Trusted Service Management) solutions with the Kudelski
IoT Security Platform
. DAKOTA IoT is a secure hardware and operating
system that allows device makers to remotely download mobile operator
subscriptions to the connected objects deployed in the field and
authorize them to use the network. The Kudelski IoT Security Platform
provides device security (firmware lifecycle management), data security
(transport- and application-level authentication and encryption), access
management (token-based feature activation) and active security
(monitoring and AI- based anomaly detection) to device manufacturers.
The integration of the two solutions in single device makes sustainable
IoT security more widely accessible and decreases the time to market for
new IoT solutions.

The integrated platform is fully compliant with GSMA standards and uses
Global Platform Alliance recommendations to ensure that security can be
updated over the air using standard GSMA mechanisms across all worldwide


IDEMIA’s subscription management platform and DAKOTA IoT eUICC provide a
turnkey solution allowing mobile operators to remotely allocate
subscriptions to connected objects. This comprehensive solution offers
the most efficient, secure and transparent technology possible to serve
the connectivity needs of mobile operators and to deliver a seamless
experience to end-users.


IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted
environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily
critical activities (such as pay, connect, travel and vote), in the
physical as well as digital space. Securing our identity has become
mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for
Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and
guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we
reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest
assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever
and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for
international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security
and IoT sectors. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 13,000
employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

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About the Kudelski IoT Security Platform

The Kudelski IoT Security Platform is part of the Kudelski IoT Security
Suite, a comprehensive set of services and solutions designed to make
IoT security simple, scalable and sustainable. The platform establishes
trust and integrity between devices and their associated applications.
It is a universal platform which is tailored to deliver value in
vertical-specific ecosystems and is easily integrated into any existing
IoT architecture. Learn more about Kudelski IoT solutions and services,
or visit us at MWC Barcelona (Hall 2, Executive Meeting Room
2B12Ex). You can request
a meeting
with us via our website.

About the Kudelski Group

The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital security
and a provider of end-to-end convergent media solutions to the digital
entertainment industry, including services and applications requiring
access control and rights management to secure the revenue in digital
television, internet, mobile and interactive applications. The Group
also offers cybersecurity solutions and services focused on helping
companies assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and
systems. It also supplies integrated solutions to manage access control
of people and vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group is
headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ),
USA. For more information, please visit


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