GENEVA, June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WISeKey announced today its participation in Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative empowering cities, businesses and citizens to re-imagine their futures and cultivate vibrant communities. Microsoft CityNext is a global people-first initiative harnessing all the ideas, energy and expertise of a city's people as they create a healthier, safer, more sustainable place to live. Microsoft CityNext empowers cities to make the most of existing investments and find the right combination of solutions, apps and programs to transform cities' infrastructure and operations, engage citizens and businesses by delivering personalized services and apps that foster real-time dialogue, and accelerate innovation and opportunity through programs and partnerships that empower and nurture the next generation of skilled workers. Combining a vast network of global partners and history of successful education and social programs, Microsoft CityNext helps cities with what's next. http://www.microsoft.com/citynext.
WISeKey will be contributing 3 solutions:
1. WISeAuthentic: This solution allows manufacturers to build devices that guarantee their authenticity through strong authentication provided by WISeKey combined with OISTE.ORG Trust Model allowing objects on the Internet to be authenticated and monitored real-time. WISeKey's patented technology is already proven with more than three years' experience in the luxury watch industry. It can now be applied to product and object segments as diverse as smartphones, cars, alarms systems, semiconductors, industrial sensors, and household appliances. The near future will see all of these objects fully connected to the Internet, enabling intercommunication and autonomous machine-to-machine (M2M) data transfer.
WISeKey is championing the ever-changing landscape of cyber-security and how the PKI and cyber-security segment of WISeKey is a leader in reinventing PKI and Trusted Computing as a support to Cyber-Resilience. The number of connected devices via the upcoming Internet of Things requiring digital identification and security in the world now tops 4 billion and continues to rise rapidly to reach 50 billion by 2020. This trend shows that Swiss neutrality provided by WISeKey is a key asset in ensuring protection for enterprises and consumers worldwide. https://www.wisekey.com/products/wiseauthentic/
2. WISecurity: A set of technologies and tools developed by WISeKey to protect your online communications & data with personal, corporate and server (SSL) digital certificates. Protect corporate data with trusted archiving, invoicing & more. https://www.wisekey.com/products/wisecurity/
3. The WISeID Cloud app is a set of online tools to empower the user by providing secure, authenticated, and private digital identification. WISeID's upcoming version 5 provides secure personal cloud storage of identity and data in WISeKey's Swiss Cloud storage and enables users to protect and sync their data and passwords across their personal devices. https://www.wiseid.com
"We're thrilled to include WISeKey and their unique security solutions as part of our Microsoft CityNext partner ecosystem", said Steve Jenkins, Senior Director Government Partners, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector. "We're inspired by our diverse partner ecosystem and know that working together we can help cities and their citizens realize their full potential."
"WISeKey as CityNext partner will vigorously engage cities around the world to cooperate in and contribute to the development, dissemination, and implementation of cyber security advancement, with a focus on the improvement of current conditions and mitigation of potential risks", said Carlos Moreira, Founder and CEO WISeKey.
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