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.
Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair. From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7. With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.
Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific. It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.
Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.
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