Platform will help companies test, deploy and secure a variety of smart devices

Intel launches IoT platform

Intel has launched a new platform designed to ‘unify and simplify’ connectivity and security for the Internet of Things (IoT).

The idea is to enable companies to more easily test, deploy and secure a variety of smart devices.

"With this platform we are continuing to expand our IoT product family beyond silicon with enhancements to our pre-integrated solutions that make IoT more accessible to solution providers," said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Internet of Things Group, Intel.

"IoT is a rapidly growing market but faces scalability hurdles. By simplifying the development process and making it easier to deploy new solutions that address market needs, we can help accelerate innovation."

Intel has delivered a roadmap of integrated hardware and software products to support the IoT platform.

They include the Wind River Edge management system, which provides cloud connectivity to facilitate device configuration, file transfers, data capture and rules-based data analysis and response. The latest Intel IoT Gateway will integrate Wind River Edge via an available agent so gateways can be rapidly deployed, provisioned and managed throughout the life cycle of a system to reduce costs and time to market.

MacAfee, part of Intel Security, will also have Enhanced Security for Intel IoT Gateways in support of the Intel IoT Platform.

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