Device Authority provides IoT security for 3D Systems’ cloud-based 3D printer service

Darron Antill of Device Authority

Device Authority, a global provider of Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain, is supporting 3D Systems with its 3D Connect Service. This uses a cloud-based connection for proactive and preventive support of 3D printers.

3D Systems wanted to differentiate their products and services within a technology driven market. Where other manufacturers may experience challenges when vulnerabilities cause downtime and IP/data theft, by implementing KeyScaler, platform that reportedly addresses core security vulnerabilities and delivers comprehensive IoT security automation at scale.

3D Systems utilises PTC ThingWorx IoT platform for active system management, intelligent preventative maintenance, real time remote diagnosis, and proactive service. As Device Authority is a security partner of PTC, KeyScaler was selected by 3D Systems to protect and differentiate their products and services for customers across many industries, including healthcare, dental, automotive and aerospace.

Connected 3D printers allow businesses to gather data about how their products behave and use it to understand and predict future behaviours to maximise productivity and reduce downtime. However, with any IoT device, there are security challenges including device authentication/integrity and data and IP protection both in transit and at rest on devices and IoT platforms.

For 3D Systems, a key challenge to address was a secure connection to the cloud. KeyScaler is used to authenticate the device that sends 3D printer data to and from the ThingWorx service, ensuring the security and integrity of that data. KeyScaler delivers the device and data trust capabilities for 3D Connect Service with the automation to manage this trust at scale.

“We are delighted that 3D Systems chose our KeyScaler platform. They saw value in our ability to provide identity assurance, secure device credential management, scalability through automation and security differentiation for their cloud-based service. By ensuring their printers have a unique, trusted identity, we can verify that the data and IP is also trusted,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority.

KeyScaler delivers IAM solutions for enterprises and the IoT ecosystem. It has been designed for IoT service providers and manufacturers who want an easier way to offer their customers the best security for IoT devices, including automated device provisioning, authentication, secure credential management and policy based end-to-end data security.

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