New Updates For Microsoft IoT Platform At Hannover Messe

Microsoft announced new updates for IoT platform that company will introduce at Hannover Messe 2019.

Recently, Microsoft announced that next week at Hannover Messe, the company is going to introduce a set of new product capacities and programs, to make it easier for its consumers to build enterprise-grade industrial IoT solutions with open standards, while assuring security and innovation protection across cloud boundaries.
 
For Securing IoT solutions the company has announced Azure Security Center for IoT, which company claims, is the world’s first comprehensive security offering for IoT.
 
According to the company, With Azure Security Center for IoT, customers will be able to get a holistic view of their IoT security. It will enable them take measures aligned with industry best practices.
 
"Azure has unique threat intelligence sourced from the more than 6 trillion signals that Microsoft collects every day and makes that available to customers in Azure Security Center." wrote the company.
 
 
Source: Microsoft 
 
The company said that it has also enhanced the capabilities of Azure Sentinel. Now customers are able to combine their IoT security data with the security data from across the enterprise. Customers can then apply analysis techniques as well as machine learning to identify and mitigate threats.
 
Microsoft is also extending the Azure IP Advantage benefits to Azure clients with IoT devices connected to Azure, and accessories that are powered by Azure Sphere and Windows IoT.
The company also announced OPC Twin, which makes a digital twin for OPC UA-enabled machines, creates their information model available in the cloud, as well as enables machine interaction from the cloud.
 
By launching OPC Vault, the company said, it is extending its OPC UA security and certificate management. It automates security management by creating, managing, and revoking certificates for OPC UA-enabled machines on a global scale. Both components are available on GitHub now. Moreover, the Connected Factory solution accelerator, now also integrates an OPC Twin dashboard.
 
The company had announced Azure IoT Hub on Azure Stack in limited preview, last year, to meet industrial manufacturers’ latency and connectivity requirements. The company revealed that Rockwell Automation is partaking in the Azure IoT Hub on Azure Stack limited preview to extend a steady solution at the edge of their production.
 
"Running IoT on Azure Stack in a hybrid model has empowered ZEISS spectroscopy to continue helping clients optimize their processes based on valuable insights about their products and production that are available when they need them and where they need them."
 
You can visit the official announcement here.