2020

16.04.2020 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd

WISeKey Selected by a Global Power Tools Manufacturer to Authenticate and Secure Batteries

WISeKey Selected by a Global Power Tools Manufacturer to Authenticate and Secure Batteries

WISeKey’s WISeBattery™ digital security protects corporations and people against counterfeiting;
fake batteries can lead to loss of revenue and profits for manufactures, destroy brand reputation by delivering poor tool performance and cause bodily injuries to end users

Geneva, Switzerland – April 16, 2020: WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today that its WISeBattery digital security for battery protection has been selected by a global power tools manufacturer to protect its batteries against counterfeiting.

In the new era of cordless consumer applications, long-life, efficient and safe batteries are key differentiators for device makers; corporations and consumers expect to get high efficiency and safety features for the original and for replacement batteries.

Battery authenticity is not easy to validate. While traditional physical methods have their limits, WISeKey’s WISeBattery digital security based on cryptography and electronic signatures offers a robust way to verify the identity of a battery pack. When affixed to the object, the secure element acts as an ID Card that can be reliably checked by the host device before allowing any action.

“This long-term contract is another important recognition of WISeKey’s expertise in bringing the state-of-the-art scalable cybersecurity to various major industrial applications and confirms once again WISeKey’s established position as a recognized provider of digital security for many global organizations,” said Olivier Debelleix, Director of Brand Protection & Wearable Security Business Unit for WISeKey. “This also demonstrates our significant contribution to brand protection through a suite of anti-counterfeiting and customer engagement solutions.”

With the combination of secure hardware modules, trusted identity software, and design customization services, WISeKey’s WISeBattery platform is ideally suited to defend products and brands. It consists of:

  • WISeKey’s VaultIC186 hardware secure element is affixed to the battery packs to prove their authenticity, protect the user’s investment against damages, and protect manufacturer’s revenue and reputation.
  • WISeKey’s VaultiTrust service for secure data generation and injection into secure elements is at the heart of the complete system. It provides each battery pack with a robust and unique digital identity.
  • On the power tool side, WISeKey has developed a multi-platform software library to guarantee a seamless integration of the VaultIC186. This library is customizable as a service.

Want to know more about WISeKey’s WISeBattery? Please visit our website: https://www.wisekey.com/solutions/digitalbrandprotection/protecting-batteries/.

About WISeKey

WISeKey (NASDAQ: WKEY; SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems for people and objects using Blockchain, AI and IoT respecting the Human as the Fulcrum of the Internet. WISeKey microprocessors secure the pervasive computing shaping today’s Internet of Everything. WISeKey IoT has an install base of over 1.5 billion microchips in virtually all IoT sectors (connected cars, smart cities, drones, agricultural sensors, anti-counterfeiting, smart lighting, servers, computers, mobile phones, crypto tokens etc.).  WISeKey is uniquely positioned to be at the edge of IoT as our semiconductors produce a huge amount of Big Data that, when analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI), can help industrial applications to predict the failure of their equipment before it happens.

Our technology is Trusted by the OISTE/WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

Press and investor contacts:

WISeKey International Holding Ltd
Company Contact:  Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
info@wisekey.com
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Contact:  Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611
lcati@equityny.com

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