Irish-based Asavie signs deal to be security backbone of IIoT

20 Oct 2016

Offshore oil rig. Image: curraheeshutter/Shutterstock

Irish-based IoT company Asavie announced at Dell EMC World that it has agreed a deal to make its security technology the backbone of industrial internet of things (IIoT) systems around the globe.

The partnership was made between Asavie and the software design firm Merlin CSI for the implementation and support of industrial automation and control systems, using the Asavie PassBridge platform.

In December 2015, the company announced it was hire 106 developers in Dublin to expand PassBridge. It described the platform as one that enables mobile operators and original equipment manufacturers to rapidly launch, scale and secure end-user focused enterprise mobility and IoT services.

From oil and gas to healthcare

Going forward, PassBridge will provide the underlying secure IoT connectivity platform in Merlin CSI’s enterprise for customers’ IoT strategies.

The platform works by aggregating connectivity from devices across networks into one single network, to both manage and secure data flowing across companies’ internal systems.

Asavie has said this collaboration offers the industry expertise in IIoT systems; including sensors and programmable logic controllers, IoT gateways, and back-end analytics platforms in the cloud.

By partnering with Merlin CSI, PassBridge will be made available to companies working in sectors such as automotive, healthcare, and oil and gas utility providers.

Speaking of the deal, principal analyst with Machina Research, Isabel Chapman, said: “There is increasing attention being paid to the need for partner ecosystems due to the complexity of IoT projects, the lack of any vendor offering a true end-to-end solution, as well as the lack of standards.

“Systems integrators are quickly becoming the necessary partner for any type of IoT project, both as part of the project team and, more often, as project lead.”

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic