CSS, a ThingWorx Ready™ partner, announces the integration of CMS VerdeTTo with the ThingWorx IoT platform, and the availability of its CMS VerdeTTo Access Valve in the ThingWorx Marketplace.
CMS VerdeTTo enables organizations to establish their own dedicated IoT Directory and build a high assurance security model based on trusted identity and certificates. CMS VerdeTTo enables authentication, authorization, encryption and code signing based on a private Root of Trust (RoT), certificates, and private keys. Dedicated to the organization and hosted in a single-tenant model, the IoT Directory is fully managed by CSS, including a dedicated Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for the issuance and delivery of unique certificates to each device.
The Access Valve for ThingWorx integrates an organization’s dedicated IoT Directory and Root of Trust with the ThingWorx IoT platform, and turns on certificate-based authentication and granular authorization for every device connection. The Access Valve, in conjunction with CMS VerdeTTo, allows access to be controlled based on time-fencing, geo-fencing, and any other adaptive criteria set within a device’s extended attributes. It includes APIs and agents for integration of certificate issuance and delivery to devices, and for complete Root of Trust management.
The high assurance security enabled by CMS VerdeTTo, and its underlying PKI, is available as a fully managed service. It allows for rapid deployment and eliminates overhead associated with the management of additional infrastructure or the purchasing of certificates for every device.
“The introduction of CMS VerdeTTo to the ThingWorx Marketplace addresses the concerns, risks, and compliance goals of organizations engaged in the IoT,” said Judah Aspler, CSS Vice President of Business Development. “The ability to leverage PKI and certificates for the achievement of high assurance security was once reserved for those with extensive PKI expertise and resources. CMS VerdeTTo now allows every organization to establish security based on a foundation of unique trusted identity, and to do so in concert with their ThingWorx IoT platform.”