Johnson Controls secures smart buildings with DigiCert PKI


Johnson Controls, a company specializing in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, announced today it has partnered with DigiCert, a provider of digital certificate services and PKI solutions, to provide customers with secure, trusted connectivity for smart building technology.

The partnership enables the Johnson Controls OpenBlue digital solutions suite to utilize the DigiCert ONE PKI platform.

With the advanced PKI technology from DigiCert,  customers can mitigate the risk of costly operational interruptions due to cybersecurity attacks while providing resilient, according to Johnson Controls.

Mike Ellis, executive vice president and chief customer & digital officer at Johnson Controls, said, “Our domain expertise in healthy, secure and smart buildings, combined with DigiCert’s trusted digital identity and automated certificate management capabilities, will further enhance our OpenBlue suite and offer a clear advantage for smart building operations.”

Johnson Controls-DigiCert PKI solution elevates operations within the Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) space to ensure that hardware, software and communication remains trusted throughout the lifecycle of the smart building.

With modern PKI security as well as advanced expertise in managing digital certificates, the solution provides device authentication and identity, data encryption and integrity for each component of the ecosystem, the company said.

Johnson Controls also recently announced its partnership with Pelion, to accelerate innovation in connectivity, security and intelligence at the edge for Johnson Controls OpenBlue technology. Pelion’s device and edge management capabilities will be used with DigiCert services to ensure digital identities maintain the most stringent level of trust in OpenBlue solutions.