Mocana Is Acquired by DigiCert, Fortifying Its Position in the IoT Security Arena

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By Dimitrios Pavlakis | 1Q 2022 | IN-6439


Focus Toward Securing the Early Stages of the Supply Chain


In mid-January, DigiCert—a leading certificate authority, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and digital security provider—publicly announced the acquisition of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity and embedded security specialist Mocana. This acquisition will greatly increase DigiCert’s profile in the IoT security arena. It will allow DigiCert to mobilize toward a broader spectrum of applications and strategically bolster its ability to safeguard customer operations to provide an additional boost in the early stages of a device identity value chain. What does this acquisition bring, and why does it matter?

Core Competencies for DigiCert and Mocana


At its core, DigiCert offers two PKI identity life-cycle management platforms. One is aimed at the enterprise level, and the other is aimed at IoT. The IoT PKI platform (IoT Device Manager) offers cloud provider and architecture agnosticism, containerization options, and multi-IoT application support. The company has made s…

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