Worldwide, some 6.4 billion devices are connected to the network. By some estimates, this figure will climb to 25 billion by 2020. The certification authority at T-Systems assigns each device on the network a unique and easily verifiable identity.

This ensures that only authorized individuals can access exactly the devices that need accessing, and that all communication partners are really who they say they are. For example, if a car autonomously contacts the head office to check for control unit updates, the manufacturer needs to be certain that the car is genuinely one of its own and, above all, that the right information for the specific model is sent. The car therefore has a personal and unique identity.

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