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20.05.2021, 16:04

Bringing the Next Level of Digital Trust to Smart Buildings

Users of Johnson Controls' OpenBlue digital solutions suite will be able to utilise the DigiCert ONE PKI platform to secure their smart building applications under a new partnership announced today.

 

DigiCert, one of the largest providers of digital certificate services and PKI solutions, is renowned for its vigilance in addressing the current and future landscape of digital identities and cryptography, and the new Johnson Controls-DigiCert PKI solution elevates operations within the Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) space to ensure that hardware, software and communication remains trusted throughout the lifecycle of the smart building - an approach that  brings modern PKI security as well as advanced expertise in managing digital certificates to provide device authentication and identity, data encryption and integrity for each component of the ecosystem.

 

Mike Ellis, executive vice president and chief customer & digital officer at Johnson Controls, comments:

"This strategic partnership allows Johnson Controls to offer our customers increased peace of mind by mitigating the risk of costly operational interruptions due to cybersecurity attacks while providing resilient, trusted smart building solutions that use the most advanced PKI technology from DigiCert, the clear leader in its field.

 

"Our domain expertise in healthy, secure and smart buildings, combined with DigiCert's trusted digital identity and automated certificate management capabilities, will further enhance our OpenBlue suite and offer a clear advantage for smart building operations."

 

Mike Nelson, vice president of IoT security at DigiCert, adds: 

 

"Johnson Controls is taking an important leadership stance in providing building owners confidence that their devices are safely and securely connected to the network using robust PKI solutions.

 

"DigiCert ONE singularly offers container-based, cloud-native technology for fully automated certificate management with flexible deployment and secure and simple integration with the OpenBlue ecosystem. DigiCert ONE's IoT Device Manager provides complete IoT device lifecycle management that, together with OpenBlue, will ensure secure digital transformation of smart buildings." 

 

Johnson Controls also recently announced a partnership with Pelion to accelerate innovation in connectivity, security and intelligence at the edge for Johnson Controls OpenBlue technology. Pelion's device and edge management capabilities will be used with DigiCert services to ensure digital identities maintain the most stringent level of trust in OpenBlue solutions. 

 

Visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/cybersolutions for additional information.

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