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Conscia becomes first Cisco IoT Advantage Partner

05 November 2020

CONSCIA SWEDEN, a leading provider of security and IT infrastructure solutions, has qualified as the first Cisco IoT Advantage Partner in the world This is the result of a lot of completed Cisco IoT training and a wealth of practical experience regarding IoT and industrial networks.

Conscia has also developed the Conscia DevicePortal software, which is used by both private and public actors in several countries to quickly connect and manage IoT devices in a secure manner.

"The ability to build secure solutions that allow our customers to unlock the power of the data they possess in the production networks gives us exciting opportunities for efficiency and new business models. It also means that we can take a proactive role and propose new solutions for customers in other industries, and thereby let them take part in experiences and opportunities they may not have thought of," says Lars Kyhlstedt, managing director, Conscia Sweden.

Niklas Andersson, vice president, Cisco EMEAR North, continues: "It is only when it is possible to connect really many devices quickly and safely - whether it is lathes in a factory or speakers in a school - that you can realise the significant potential of networked intelligence. Cisco's modern, secure, efficient, and flexible networks enable this and therefore we are very pleased that Conscia with its extensive expertise in the latest technologies is now our first IoT Advantage Partner."

The term IoT - Internet of Things - encompasses many different solutions for connecting different devices and things. The need for data collection from deployed units such as real estate systems, industrial units, control systems or equipment in healthcare has traditionally often been handled completely separated from classic IT. Proprietary protocols and requirements for how, for example, locks, industrial robots or X-ray machines need to communicate often result in one unique solution per need.

The requirement to constantly add more and new devices, protocols and data collection points can lead to an almost exponentially increased burden in the handling of each new function that is to be connected - especially if security is to be taken into account. With Conscia DevicePortal, it is possible to manage security in a fast and efficient way when onboarding and handling IoT devices. Another major challenge is that high competence is required to handle IoT security without a simplifying tool, such as Conscia DevicePortal.