New Multi-Factor Authentication to Secure IoT Communications

Hologram, the leading software-defined cellular network for IoT, has released a multi-factor authentication solution for connected devices. By using the Hologram SDK with a Hologram SIM card, users can now take advantage of the new security feature that protects IoT devices and communications from unauthorized access. The multi-factor authentication helps developers and businesses verify IoT device identity, maintain privacy, and re-issue security keys to restore trust with devices following a security incident or breach.

Already standard for much of the internet, existing multi-factor authentication methods protect user accounts from unauthorized access. They typically require something known, such as a username/password, in addition to something possessed, such as a phone to receive a one-time pass code sent via SMS. Hologram brings that same strong security standard to IoT devices without needing to manually enter a password or one-time code. Available via Hologram SIMs, multi-factor authentication enables key rotation, signing, and message authentication codes, such as Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP), to verify an IoT device's identity and to secure its communications.

Common use cases for Hologram Multi-Factor Authentication include:

  • Securely communicate with IoT devices and IoT gateways
  • Create trust at the time of IoT device manufacturing
  • Re-establish trust after a security incident - which reduces the need to recall IoT devices

Hologram’s multi-factor authentication is available in private beta. Click here to learn more