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Atmel and Sequitur Bring Robust Adaptive Security and Manageability to Embedded Systems and IoT

Partnership to Demonstrate New Approach to IoT Security and Management Along with Ultra-secure Hardware at Embedded World 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany, Feb. 24-26, 2015

SEATTLE, WA, February 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel® Corporation, a global leader in microcontroller, security and touch technology solutions, and Sequitur Labs, a developer of advanced security solutions and policy management for the mobile computing and connected devices markets, will demonstrate a joint platform for enhanced security and manageability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and applications at Embedded World 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Sequitur Labs has integrated their programmable, context aware security and manageability platform for embedded and IoT devices with Atmel's SAMA5D4 and SAMD21 microcontrollers, WINC1500 WiFi and ATECC508 CryptoAuthentication™ crypto element devices with hardware-based key storage. The joint solution significantly raises the bar on countering threats aimed at the IoT by implementing a system-wide, dynamic approach to security policy enforcement.

The IoT market is expected to grow significantly with 69 percent of U.S. consumers planning to buy network-connected technology for their homes by 2019.* As growing numbers of intelligent, connected devices enter the market, enhanced security and manageability of data becomes critical for IoT adoption. Threat vectors are expected to multiply quickly as connected nodes increase in volume with immense potential repercussions for business, critical infrastructure, medical systems, transport systems and personal data.

“Security and manageability of IoT nodes are the primary needs in this market. 'Thing' makers must stay ahead of the game by creating devices that are 'secure by design' and that employ a systems-driven approach. This means robust security and management need to be designed right from the outset and not added as an afterthought,” says Phil Attfield, CEO of Sequitur Labs.

Sequitur's security framework includes the following:

  • Secure, policy driven command and control
  • Enhanced data protection and hardware encryption
  • Secure firmware updates
  • Programmable policy for greater customizability

“As a leader in security, Atmel is committed to delivering comprehensive, ultra-secure solutions to the billions of forthcoming connected devices,” explained Bill Boldt, Atmel’s Sr. Marketing Manager for Crypto Products. “Atmel’s innovative ecosystem partner, Sequitur Labs, is accelerating and simplifying IoT and embedded system development to provide the full complement of security capabilities, specifically confidentiality, data integrity and authentication. We are excited to work with Sequitur Labs to continue bringing ultra-secure, hardware-based key storage solutions to a wide range of applications including IoT, wireless, consumer, medical, and industrial, among others.”

The Sequitur Labs and Atmel product demonstration platform can be seen in the Atmel booth, 4A-230, at Embedded World 2015 in Nurnberg, Germany, Feb. 24-26, 2015. Additionally, Sequitur Labs CEO, Phil Attfield will present “Reducing Risk and Liability of IoT with a Systems-based Approach to the 20 Critical Security Controls” and Atmel’s senior product line director, Kerry Maletsky, will present “ Making IoT a Reality—Leveraging Hardware Security Devices.”

* Study by Accenture. http://newsroom.accenture.com/news/2014-state-of-the-internet-of-things-study-from-accenture-interactive-predicts-69-percent-of-consumers-will-own-an-in-home-iot-device-by-2019.htm

 

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February 23, 2015

Company Details

Sequitur Labs is driving a new approach to secure billions of connected devices such as phones, tablets, PCs and emerging devices known as the Internet of Things. Sequitur’s security and management framework for IoT provides a superior level of manageability, security and control, thereby increasing the degree of trustworthiness of these devices. This framework can be adapted to nearly any kind of connected device from consumer wearables to industrial IoT devices. To learn more visit us at www.sequiturlabs.com.
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with intelligent and connected solutions focused on the industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

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