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Atsign Zero Trust

100% Connected & Protected IoT

Atsign IoT Security

Tired of adding security to your network by deploying VPNs, configuring firewalls, assigning static IPs, and opening Port 22 for the millionth time? The Internet can be a wonderful yet precarious place. Just ask an IoT device, and you would know all about it. 

In the early 2000s, our co-founder, Colin Constable, was a founding member of the Jericho Forum, a group with worldwide membership designed to promote the idea of “de-perimeterization.” Today, many companies are adopting a “Zero Trust” model of network security, which operates under the premise that no device should be trusted by default, even if previously authenticated and verified; all connections should be mutually authenticated and verified. Atsign has been working under this Zero Trust model from our beginning.

We are confident that developing on the atPlatform offers a simpler and more secure way to build IoT applications in a Zero Trust environment. And we really mean Zero Trust. No data in the clear to your VPN provider. No leaked email addresses or phone numbers from your “end-to-end encrypted” messaging service. No centralized key management as keys are cut and stored on the edge, and no application backends to manage either. The atPlatform is 100% end-to-end encrypted, and our technology secures both the network and the data, so it is never in the clear for others to see. Plus, we are open source.

Our goal is to make the Internet a safer place. We are doing this by making all people, entities, and things addressable on the Internet with unique identifiers called atSigns. With atSigns, there are no passwords or complex authorization, and all connections are end-to-end encrypted. All communications between IoT devices originate outbound, eliminating the need for firewalls and complex network configuration. Data is end-to-end encrypted, eliminating the need for VPNs. With the atPlatform technology, you can ssh into a remote device without opening any ports

Developer Environment

Concerned about meeting the requirements for CCPA, GDPR, and other privacy regulations? With true end-end-encryption, data privacy compliance is built right in, so you can focus on what you do best, developing great IoT applications! Additionally, the atPlatform has SDKs that support a broad range of environments, making cross-platform deployment a breeze.

Get Involved

Take a look at our architecture, and email us at iot@atsign.com to schedule a demo of our open-source technology. 

If you’re eager to get started, check out our repo here: https://docs.atsign.com/

As always, follow our socials to stay informed on all things Atsign IoT.

https://twitter.com/atsigncompany

https://www.youtube.com/c/AtsignCo

 

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