Network Communications News (NCN) October 2017 - Page 7

INDUSTRY NEWS Wi-SUN Alliance selects GlobalSign to provide Certificate Authority services to member companies The Wi-SUN Alliance has announced it has selected GlobalSign, a global Certificate Authority and specialist provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), to provide Certificate Authority (CA) services to Wi-SUN Alliance member companies. Every device that connects to the Wi-SUN Field Area Network (FAN) must include a certificate in order to authenticate its entry; this agreement will appoint GlobalSign as the exclusive third party supplier of certificates for the Wi-SUN FAN certification program to more than 150 Wi-SUN product companies. In selecting GlobalSign, Wi-SUN Allience evidence its commitment to making security central to its IoT networking strategy. “Many countries across the world will soon become reliant on the Internet of Things to deliver their electricity, control their street lighting, provide traffic management and many more common tasks to improve the quality of life for their citizens. However, the use of technology also increases the risk of hacking so network security is paramount,” says Phil Beecher, Chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance. “Certificate-based authentication is similar to a biometric passport in that it verifies that devices have not been tampered with or reprogrammed and will prevent any compromised devices from re-joining the network and causing any disruption, provi FrWfVb6V7W&GV7W'76VB'FW"BFV6vW2( Ю( v5TƖ6RV&W"6W2&RFWrv&ǐFV2b֖Ɩ2b6F&RBFWf6W26B2W76VFFB6W'Ff6FRWF&G6W&FRBF266RF206WFrv&6v2&VGWW&V6VBFrFP'FW'6vFv&6v26vf6B7FWW"fV@&VWGv&d6W'Ff6F&w&BFV7G&FW0W"6֗FVBFVBFRvB6V6F0FV6wV7W&rFB6V7W&G26VG&FW"7G&FVw( ЦFG2&VV6W"Wf7F"FRv5TƖ6^( 266Rv0v&6v( 27G&rFW2FFRVV7G&2w&B&WG6RvW&Pv&6v( 2r7FFr6֗FVBvfW2FR6FVWVFW'7FFrbFRVVG2bFR6VGvFB6VFrFRf7BFBG26Vb&GV7Bff6W"ƖVR2&&BV&W"bFR'FW&6VW&w7FF&G2&&@U4"( v5T( 2v&W7F&Ɨ6r6V6F7FF&G02VFV'FVFǒGW7G'VFrFRWFƗGB6"@6G76R( 6B6V66Rf6R&W6FVB&GV7@vVVBBFVFG6WF2v&6v( vХ5T( 2f6Bf&WFVvBFW7F&Ɨ67FF&G2f FW&W&&R6V7W&GF7&F6g&7G'V7GW&R2W76VFFw&r6fR&VƖ&R6V7FVBV677FVv^( &Rpf'v&BFv&rvFv5T( 2V&W"6W2F6'&FRB6V7W&GBFVFGFFV"v66RvfVRVf&VG2( Ф&Rf&Fv5TƖ6R#3#3Crv7V&pDTĔtT@"d֖FVƕ( 2WFFVBg&7G'V7GW&RvVVB'"dФVǒvVBg&7G'V7GW&RFF2RW'&"&FR#CRb'G2WGv&&Rf&vGFVfW"FRFRWFFV@"d֖FVƕ6WF6FVW6ǒF'0V66V7FR"&RFF6VG&W0"6WGv&2&VFR6VG&6W'fW &V6&G26&Ɩr7FGW2FR&6VB6WFffW'2gV7F2f"vVVBǗ620vV2r6&ƖrBWGv&6&WG2"d֖FVƕ2V7F&WG&fBB6fPWGv&F&rBvVVB67G2vVWrFWf6W2&RFVw&FVB"6vW0FRWFFW2&RWFF6ǒvVW&FVBVW6VBF6V2B'G27FfPWVVB&R7FFǒFWFV7FVBFF6&PG&6VB&VFRvF2"6'GRfVG6V7F2&R6FVB6V6G2ࢢ6W&6SvG6bgVFࢢ6W&6Sg&7Bb7VƗf&Rfv'$&F6Ф6f6r6&Ɩr6WF07F&W"#r