London, 19th October 2023 - The adoption of advanced technologies such as IoT, AI, cloud and analytics is not enough to ensure their full potential is unlocked. These technologies rely on the effective availability of real-time data that is identified, certified and unalterable, even when it comes from external sources, i.e. supply chain and partners, to derive their full potential.
The long-term digital preservation of this data must be guaranteed, for an 'indefinitely long time', without any possibility of alteration and tampering, even by the same party storing it.
To meet this need, Actalis - the first European Certification Authority for SSL, part of the Aruba group, qualified according to the eIDAS regulation for the provision of certified services and recognised worldwide for the issuing of SSL server certificates - has collaborated with Alleantia, a leader with well-established international experience in plug&play IoT integration of industrial systems and processes to improve productivity, quality and safety.
The two Italian companies announce the Trusted IoT (T-IoT) project, the first enterprise-grade solution for legally compliant identification and certification of certified data in the industrial IoT. The project is compliant with national and international regulations, which transfers the same levels of security, non-repudiation and non-alterability to information generated by industrial systems already in use today, in the exchange of digitally signed relevant documents and time stamps.
The T-IoT solution is delivered in SaaS mode, with no upfront infrastructure costs for those sending or receiving certified IoT data. Alleantia's IoT gateway can be extended with the ‘trust function’, which allows the data owner to distribute information generated by its industrial systems to an application only after it has been 'notarised'. This notarisation takes place at no additional cost for the recipient by attaching a unique digital signature and time stamp to the data. The recipient will be able to process this IoT data without having to make significant changes to existing applications, while retaining the ability to verify the origin of the data and the precise date it was created. This verification will be possible irrespective of latency and data transfer times to the recipient.
In addition, the data can be automatically stored on Aruba's servers using the 'regulation-compliant digital storage' solution. This will guarantee long-term access and prevent unauthorised modification of the data.