The IoT and wireless technology are evolving at an incredibly fast pace to manage billions of new connected objects. New Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are emerging. They offer boundless and versatile connectivity options, for IoT use cases requiring low-power consumption, long-range connectivity and low bandwidth.
LoRaWAN™, one of the leading technologies for LPWAN, was developed to connect cost sensitive, battery-operated things that don’t require high bandwidth and speed. It offers extreme power efficiency and long-rang connectivity, making it ideal for applications deployed in hard-to-service locations that need to operate for 10 years or more.
With a massive amount of connected devices, the cyber-attack surface is increasing. Strong digital security is a must-have for all ecosystems players leveraging LoRa networks. To secure these, Gemalto - sponsor member of the
LoRa Alliance - developed the
Gemalto Trusted Key Manager for LoRa.
The Gemalto Trusted Key Manager for LoRa provides device makers, network operators and service providers with an advanced solution that ensures the end-to-end security of IoT devices connecting over global LoRa networks. The solution manages key provisioning and strong authentication on multiple levels, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of data transferred over LoRa networks. It can be deployed in cloud-based or in-house infrastructure.
The way it works
Using market-proven, standardized cryptography, the solution allows LoRa-based devices and LoRa networks to authenticate each other, ensuring a secure join process that enables connectivity. This secure digital enrollment leverages a double key provisioning so that only authorized devices can connect to authorized networks. In addition, a second mutual authentication process between the device and the application server ensures complete data confidentiality, granting access only to applications or solution providers who own specific keys.
The Key Benefits
Leveraging decades of experience successfully managing secure credential provisioning and authentication in the banking and telecom sectors, the Gemalto Trusted Key Manager for LoRa simplifies security management and offers clear advantages to all the ecosystem players:
IoT Device Makers:
- Removes the burden of security provisioning, saving time and money
- Simplifies device manufacturing, allowing a single device design with unique credential provisioning for all LoRa operators and markets
- Allows device dynamic activation anywhere, on public or private LoRa networks
LoRa Network Operators:
- Simplifies device network onboarding, which is crucial when devices change ownership or country of operation, for instance
IoT Application servers and End Users:
- Ensures confidentiality of accessed data