Monday, November 6, 2017

Pacific Controls Selects DigiCert for Smart Dubai IoT device security, using scalable PKI

DigiCert IoT security solutions will help secure nearly 100,000 connected devices with potential to scale much larger

Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Monday, November 6th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

Pacific Controls has selected DigiCert to help secure nearly 100,000 connected devices being installed in
commercial, government and residential buildings in Dubai, as part of the Smart Dubai initiative. In choosing DigiCert for the first phase of a project expected to grow, Pacific Controls is gaining efficiencies through DigiCert’s high-volume digital certificate infrastructure and automation to efficiently provision credentials on devices.

“As we continue forward helping fulfill the goals set by the Smart Dubai initiative we are confident that DigiCert will be able to handle the scale of this project and increase our efficiency in these device security deployments. The automation and expertise that DigiCert offers will play a significant role in supporting Pacific Controls,” said Pacific Controls General Manager Cloud Services and Security & Chief Information Security Officer, Ajay Kumar Rai.

Gartner estimates 2.3 billion connected things will be used in smart cities this year, representing a 42 percent increase in the number of connected devices since 2016.

With the rapidly increasing use of connected devices comes the heightened need for scalable security solutions that enable strong identity, authentication and encryption. DigiCert and Pacific Controls collective efforts helps secure these devices for smart city innovators as well as the world’s leading manufacturers of connected devices for emergency services, medical, automotive, industrial and other industries via its high-volume digital certificate issuance and management that scales to a variety of use cases.

DigiCert provides connected device security solutions that include automated certificate provisioning, data encryption, secure boot, secure patch management, machine-to-machine mutual authentication, user authentication, and data integrity to help prevent unauthorized intrusions and data manipulation.

Scalable security solutions are needed to help protect smart city deployments from rising attacks. Earlier this year hackers set off 156 emergency sirens in Dallas, Texas, USA that disrupted residents and overwhelmed 911 operators throughout the day. Also, ransomware in the UK limited access for medical patients needing care at hospitals. In 2015, a cyber-attack left hundreds of thousands without power for hours in Ukraine.

More information about DigiCert IoT security solutions is available here:

About Pacific Controls

“Pacific Controls Cloud Services” (PCCS) is a fully owned subsidiary of Pacific Controls, PCCS owns and operates Middle East's Largest Data Center Campus in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE. PCCS offers end-to-end cloud computing services to transform the way organizations leverage IT. Through strategic transformation of policies, processes, technologies and capabilities, the partnership ensures balanced mix of enriched agility, reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and maximum return on investment (ROI). PCCS uses a highly structured approach to establish customers’ business needs, assess the underlying technology components such as infrastructure, applications, security, and mobility and then deploy the appropriate cloud computing components to deliver reduced costs, quick service delivery and scalability.

About DigiCert, Inc.

DigiCert is a leading provider of scalable security solutions for a connected world. The most innovative companies, including the Global 2000, choose DigiCert for its expertise in identity and encryption for web servers and Internet of Things devices. DigiCert supports SSL/TLS and other digital certificates for PKI deployments at any scale through its certificate lifecycle management platform, CertCentral®. The company has been recognized with dozens of awards for its enterprise-grade management platform, fast and knowledgeable customer support, and market-leading growth. For the latest DigiCert news and updates, visit or follow @digicert.


Pacific Control Cloud Services

Ajay Kumar Rai, Tel.: +97148869000


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