DigiCert to provide PKI-based security services for the TIP OpenWiFi initiative


DigiCert, Inc. has been selected by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to provide global PKI-based security services for TIP’s OpenWiFi platform. The DigiCert IoT Device Manager, built on the DigiCert ONE platform, will provide highly scalable, fully automated digital certificate management to advance OpenWiFi’s goal of expanding next-generation Wi-Fi accessibility.

IoT Device Manager uses container-based, cloud-native architecture to address the security needs of the TIP OpenWiFi Project. It also provides rapid deployment within minutes, not months, for on-premises, cloud and DigiCert-hosted PKI services. IoT Device Manager offers rich automation, deep integration capabilities and the ability to manage digital certificates at any scale.

The goal of the OpenWiFi platform is to increase the availability of next-generation Wi-Fi networks and to enhance innovation by encouraging open-source community development of Wi-Fi solutions.

“We are excited to be working collaboratively with TIP to enable zero-touch provisioning for the OpenWiFi platform and support its goals of improving Wi-Fi whitebox solutions for small and medium-sized businesses,” said DigiCert Global Director of IoT Security Kris Singh.

“DigiCert’s focus on providing the best global PKI technology with rich automation and high scalability to address any challenge makes us the leading choice across many industry-driven communities, including telecom. We look forward to collaborating with the many great technologists associated with TIP.”

“TIP’s rollout of a secure RootCA infrastructure is a key enabler of true disaggregation and multi-vendor support for OpenWiFi. DigiCert and its DigiCert ONE platform offer the right mix of services, infrastructure and experience to support TIP’s global rollout of PKI for OpenWiFi Access Points that have gone through TIP’s Test & Validation process,” added David Hutton, Chief Engineer, Telecom Infra Project.