Capgemini will enter into a new partnership agreement with Augmented Identity service provider IDEMIA with the aim of introducing a secure Internet of Things (IoT) device management platform which reinforces secure connectivity for an array of devices and data.
This agreement is a step towards meeting the growing need for the connectivity and security of smart objects.
Even though cybercrime costs have quadrupled between 2015 and 2019, IoT will create more opportunities for many industries.
Given this context, for IoT to be more scalable and trustworthy for clients and end users, connectivity capabilities and security need to be increased.
Backed by Capgemini and IDEMIA’s expertise, the joint platform intends to bring to smart devices much needed security and connectivity while simplifying the device onboarding, configuration and integration with existing customer back-end systems.
For example, an e-health app gives doctors flexibility in taking care of their patients via an exchange of critical data and provides them with the possibility to make smarter decisions based on authenticated and encrypted devices, secured access (to change parameters) and secure data flow.
In the same way, within a factory or across an infrastructure, it enables machines and devices to connect, to predict and prevent fluctuations.
Capgemini digital manufacturing director Jean-Pierre Petit says, “The basic foundation of product or industrial analytics and AI is connectivity coupled with security.
“Capgemini’s agreement with IDEMIA will provide a fully agnostic, configurable and secure platform from an endpoint device to the cloud.”
The platform will be based on Capgemini’s IoT device management platform X-IoT, which securely connects and manages any type of gateway and protocols to the cloud, plus IDEMIA’s M-TRUST solution, which secures collected data, command and configurations sent to devices.
It can be used for all kinds of devices, from simple smart health devices and smart valves to supply water to a city, through to industrial machinery and devices.
IDEMIA connected objects executive vice-president Yves Portalier says, “We are thrilled to join forces with Capgemini, given the fit of our mutual services.
“Boosted by our M-TRUST solution, IDEMIA brings its capabilities to Capgemini with a view to stepping up security for Capgemini’s clients involved in various sectors that are complementary to those we serve.”
Building on its strong 50-year heritage and industry-specific experience, Capgemini aims to enable organisations to realise their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations.
Securing 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, IDEMIA aims to reinvent the way people think, produce, use and protect one of their greatest assets – their identity.
IDEMIA provides 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 has clients in 180 countries.