Arrow Electronics has announced a secure provisioning service that will enable the rapid deployment of IoT edge nodes and gateways featuring the NXP A71CH Secure Element trust anchor. The ability to authenticate IoT devices and quickly establish trusted connections to the cloud is becoming increasingly important, particularly with the GDPR legislation and the responsibility it places on organisations to protect data and security. Arrow has expanded the programming facilities at its distribution centre in Venlo, Netherlands, to offer the new service, which will be available to its customers initially across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and with the prospect of a full global rollout.
The NXP A71CH is a ready-to-use security solution that has been developed to secure IoT peer-to-peer or cloud connections in smart home/city and industrial applications including sensor networks and IP cameras. The solution is based on a root of trust at the silicon level with security functions including encrypted key storage, key generation and derivation to protect private information and credentials for mutual authentication. The A71CH can be provisioned by Arrow with the credentials necessary for autonomous cloud onboarding and peer-to-peer authentication.
Arrow has installed a Data I/O Sentrix security provisioning and data programming system at the Venlo warehouse to deliver its new service. Data I/O has collaborated closely with NXP in support of A71CH Secure Element to offer secure provisioning and personalization.