ABI Research Measures Top Ten IoT Players
June 01, 2021
The new Competitive Assessment by ABI Research provides an in-depth and unbiased examination of the services offered by ten IoT players, while at the same time delivers market insights based on certain chosen technological criteria including IoT onboarding and lifecycle management solutions and ranks secure updates and FOTA (firmware-over-the-air), trusted device identity, intelligence, and automation options. These three criteria and their sub-elements were identified as the most vital for the evolution of IoT in a scalable and secure manner while also holding the reigns for the sustainable monetization of IoT security in the evolving market landscape.
The companies evaluated and ranked are:
Charlene Marini, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of Pelion said, "More companies are deepening their digital transformation, harnessing the power of digitized devices. It marks a new phase for the IoT and organizations, with many having the foresight to rely on a partner that can offer scalability of devices systems while simplifying IoT device management and security. It’s great to see that ABI recognize the importance of a connected device platform that standardizes the onboarding process and offers a flexible, open infrastructure for trusted insights and secure device life cycle across systems of heterogenous devices at scale."
Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority added, "It is very encouraging to see ABI Research assess the challenges customers have in solving the security requirements end-to-end for IoT projects, in particular device onboarding and lifecycle management which is a core value of our KeyScaler plaform. Understanding the key areas such Secure by Design for devices, the IoT application layer and being able to trust devices and data, cloud and on-premise challenges, and the lifecycle of IoT devices is critical to help a customer have a secure and compliant IoT business outcome."
total of twelve criteria were chosen for the purposes of this analysis,
identified by leading hardware, cloud, gateway, and security service providers
as the most critical ones for future IoT deployments and segmented across
innovation and implementation clusters. These include encryption and hardware
security, cloud, and software options, breadth of dev tools and resources, IoT
connectivity and ecosystem support, quality of strategic partnerships,
regulatory policies, pricing, and monetization, on top of the aforementioned
FOTA, automation, and trusted ID. While each criterion hosts its own set of
challenges for different IoT applications and various monetization models,
together they make up the brunt of the workload for next-generation IoT
onboarding and lifecycle management.
Larry O’Connell, Vice President, Marketing with Sequitur
"Sequitur Labs is excited to be mentioned as a Top Ten IoT player by ABI. We
share ABI’s vision for Securing the IoT, in that true device security requires
an approach involving all phases of a product’s lifecycle: design,
manufacturing, and management.
Sequitur Labs’ EmSPARK™ Security Suite is a comprehensive IoT Security software solution that addresses the key security elements of the IoT device life-cycle (design, build, and sustain) in a prepackaged solution. As an IoT device developer, you can significantly reduce the risk and time to market challenges of implementing device security, by easily integrating EmSPARK™ with your device applications.
EmSPARK™ Security Suite is supported on industry-leading platforms from Microchip, NXP, NVIDIA, ST Microelectronics, and others."