IoT-Specific Security and Privacy

Whether an industrial, commercial, or consumer device, it demands state-of-the-art security that is designed for IoT.

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Unique. Patented.

Backed by the 5th largest IoT patent portfolio in the industry

An independent study of the IoT patent landscape, conducted by Parola Analytics, placed Afero in the top-5 organizations globally. Positioned high among well-established giants such as Samsung, Qualcomm, Intel, and IBM is a testimony to the technical advances that are embedded in the Afero IoT Platform™. Afero also ranks among the top-5 in the area of IoT security. With Afero, you leverage state-of-the-art IoT security and work with an industry leader who has made security a centerpiece of its platform.

Secure Foundation

Start with security and privacy

You must design for security from the outset. Step 1. Job 1. If it’s a connected device, it’s also a potential target for cyber attack. Whether it’s a home appliance, commercial machinery, or an industrial factory floor, connected devices demand security and privacy, and the best way to achieve it – the only way to achieve it – is to design in security up front. This means an architecture that anticipates and protects rather than takes chances. This means using best practices in security and privacy now and in the future. This means a solution that works for you not against you. That is the Afero design philosophy, and the reason why the Afero Platform delivers best-in-class security while actually improving ease of development, ease of use, reliability, scalability, and total cost of ownership.

End-to-End

360°, 3D, end-to-end security

The team of security and privacy experts at Afero make it their mission to build security best practices into your connected devices today and over time. Everything is included, from supply chain to customer, device to cloud, cloud to mobile app, user to device… going beyond protecting data paths, managing identity, authentication, access policies, and much more.

Secure the Device

Silicon-backed security that extends through the device supply chain

When your IoT project is powered by Afero, you get hardened security that makes each device uniquely protected with hardware roots of trust where needed, through the supply chain to the device, mobile app, and cloud.

Secure Connections

Multipath VPN for IoT

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are used as standard practice in IT devices, but not for IoT devices. Afero has created the equivalent of a VPN for IoT, allowing devices to communicate through multiple paths for better security, resilience, and ultimately a superior customer experience.

Secure the Data

Protecting data at rest and in motion

Afero implements the best practices of secure communication. All data is encrypted and all data paths are authenticated. Resilience is built in to ensure that data reaches its destination with high reliability and low latency. 

Secure Onboarding

Can customers actually connect? Can they do it securely?

The biggest end-user customer complaint is around the frustrating process of connecting their device and keeping it connected. Customers want it all to be easy and fast, but not at the expense of security. The amazingly simple onboarding process that is part of the Afero Platform is enabled by its security architecture. 

Secure at Scale

Security that contributes to your success and scales with it

Things don’t scale linearly and in unison. As you go from one to hundreds to millions of connected devices, your IoT service must scale effortlessly, bringing in resources where and when they are needed. Security cannot become a bottleneck. The Afero Platform scales seamlessly and responds instantly, without cutting corners on security. 

Afero selected as a “Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things”

Read how Afero innovations in the IoT market were recognized by an industry-leading analyst.