Device lifecycle management in a connected world

Connected devices are already part of society’s critical infrastructure. From automotive, aviation, and defense to energy, smart buildings, and healthcare — devices are becoming smarter, more intelligent, and even autonomous. Whatever its purpose, each device has both hardware and software which require continuous management throughout its life.

To continue innovation and stay competitive, organizations must ensure security and robustness at every phase of the device’s lifecycle.

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Gain greater predictability and shorten product time-to-market
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Avoid vendor lock-in and retain control of product development
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Reduce the risk of brand-damaging security incidents
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Ensure regulatory compliance, avoiding costly litigation and fines
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From design to decommission

Across the stages of a device, there are six critical elements to ensure superior device lifecycle management that drives business results.

Over-the-air (OTA) updates

Continuously improve product post-release by delivering new software to connected devices in a robust, secure, and scalable way.

Vulnerability management

Secure against avoidable attacks and brand damage by detecting and remediating new software vulnerabilities as they become known - on a continuous basis.

Secure boot, software integrity and chain of trust

Protect against malware, taking control of foundational components of the device and verifying software signatures during the booth process.

Storage encryption and IP protection

Defend against industrial espionage, avoid competitors copying your solutions, while safeguarding the company brand from adverse publicity on data privacy.

Credentials management and public key infrastructure (PKI)

Limit the impact of compromised access credentials by ensuring uniqueness and adhering to the principle of least privilege. Manage credential revocation during a security incident or decommissioning to avoid future exploitation.

Source of truth

To control and secure, all connected devices must be defined in one, central place where lifecycle stage and other key DLM information, like connectivity status, installed software version, and owner, are maintained. A source of trust also serves as the point for synchronization to other systems, like ERP.

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