Premier Farnell announces new global franchise with embedded security solutions developer, Zymbit
New franchise adds hardware security modules for Raspberry Pi used in critical Internet of Things applications
Premier Farnell announces new global distribution agreement with US-based Zymbit, the developer of hardware security modules which ensure physical and digital security of IoT devices. This new franchise provides customers with access to Zymbit’s popular ZYMKEY 4i security module which delivers professional grade security to the Raspberry Pi family of single board computers.
The ZYMKEY 4i offers a unique plug-in security solution to developers looking to protect data, credentials and intellectual property contained in IoT products that are deployed in the wild, beyond the security of firewalls and physical infrastructure. Zymbit products are easy to integrate, making them suitable for security-responsible customers of all sizes. Current applications include the monitoring of oil-pipelines and industrial machinery, smart energy grids, digital forensics appliances, ECU flashing systems, physical access control points and signing of immutable sensor data.
Pete Wenzel, Global Head of Single Board Computers for Premier Farnell explained: “As the leading distributor of the Raspberry Pi, we are seeing a growing amount of customers purchasing the product for professional applications. The Zymbit ZYMKEY 4i is an important addition to our product range, offering a unique plug-in security module for the Raspberry Pi and enabling customers to secure single board computers used within their professional applications from cyber and physical threats.”
Phil Strong, CEO of Zymbit stated, “We are delighted to partner with Premier Farnell in helping address the industry-wide call for higher levels of device security. Our customers are diverse, but they share a common need to secure their products which often contain millions of dollars of software IP, together with critical credentials that enable access to sensitive cloud services. Zymbit customers demand additional levels of data protection and physical security than are typically offered on single board computers. “
The Zymbit ZYMKEY 4i is available from Newark element14 in North America, Farnell element14 in Europe, and element14 in Asia Pacific.
Premier Farnell is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.
Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. The Premier Farnell Group is supported by a global supply chain of more than 3,500 suppliers and has an extensive inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet the needs of innovative customers everywhere. Premier Farnell sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, and its CPC business in the UK.
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