Intel wants to make it easier to securely onboard Internet of Things devices, so much so that it has teamed up with semiconductor rival ARM to provide more device flexibility.
The company announced on Monday that it has expanded its Intel Secure Device Onboard solution to ARM-based devices, expanding the flexibility of IoT practitioners to automatically provision devices to the cloud platform of their choosing.
“Intel and ARM are simplifying one of IoT’s most complex and challenging barriers with regard to streamlining the manufacturing and security deployment workflows for IoT," Michela Menting, director ABI Research, said in a statement. "This is an ROI win for the customer, who will be able to deploy both Intel- and ARM-based devices at a lower cost and with less friction between IT and OT while at the same time retaining flexibility over their data and cloud partner choice until the deployment phase."
Intel Secure Device Onboarding launched last fall to help customers and partners install IoT devices more quickly and efficiently while also reducing the time it takes device manufacturers to pre-configure.
Lorie Wigle, vice president of Intel's Software and Services Group, wrote in a company blog post that Intel's IoT device method can speed up the typical process for more than 20 minutes to a matter of seconds. It also allows customers and partners "to choose their onboarding systems of record without being locked into a single cloud provider’s provisioning method or a single device architecture."
"Intel’s collaboration with Arm allows us to progress a joint vision of 'any device, any cloud' to span multiple device architectures," she said. "As we enter this accelerated growth phase for IoT, we will continue to collaborate with industry partners to provide customers the protections they need."