IoT identities are critical to the secure management of devices throughout their lifecycle, from protecting IPRs during manufacture to securing OTA updates and vulnerability patching after deployment. The identities of devices is a major challenge in the IoT not only due to the range and diversity of such devices across sectors, but also because of the varying network connections available (e.g., LPWA, Cellular, etc.). Numerous solutions are emerging within the market, both in hardware and software variants, which are suitable for myriad use cases. Beyond that, new service platforms are emerging that will securely monitor and manage those identities. This fragmented landscape is nascent but highly dynamic, with determined vendors keen to exploit the lucrative opportunities of adjacent markets in secure provisioning, onboarding, and lifecycle management.

... Michela Menting
Research Director
Dimitrios Pavlakis Dimitris Pavlakis
Industry Analyst