Sectigo, formerly Comodo CA, announced Friday it acquired Icon Labs, a provider of cross-platform security solutions for embedded OEMs (original equipment manufacturer) and Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers.
With the acquisition of Icon Labs, Roseland-based Sectigo is the first trusted third-party Certificate Authority to offer end-to-end security for every connected device from the point of manufacture and throughout the entire lifecycle. Icon Labs’ security modules can be used as point products to meet specific security requirements or as an integrated foundation for developing a secure device by securing the device itself rather than relying on security at the perimeter.
Sectigo’s expanded IoT security platform will provide device manufacturers, systems integrators, enterprises using connected IoT, and entire interoperable ecosystems, with the industry-first ability to use purpose-built IoT issuance from a trusted third-party Certificate Authority.
The platform will seamlessly harden device security with embedded tools to protect the integrity of data in transit and at rest, as well as ensure the integrity of all executed code by leveraging multi-phase secure boot.
“Icon Labs has been growing and addressing this challenge by securing the device market for more than two decades. For the first time, embedded security technology is combined with device authentication and identity management to provide customers with a complete IoT security platform that solves many of the challenges presented by the rising number of threats,” said Bill Holtz, chief executive officer, Sectigo.
Icon Labs, which will maintain its own brand as a subsidiary of Sectigo, is the second company acquired by Sectigo as the company accelerates its growth and expands into new segments.