Leading Cities Selects Acreto IoT Security for AcceliCITY Program
Jersey City, N.J. June 19, 2019 – Acreto IoT Security has been selected as a semi-finalist from over 500 companies worldwide by Leading Cities, a Boston-based global organization focused on improving the quality of life through Smart City solutions. The selection process involved in-depth reviews by a global panel of leading Smart City experts. Acreto is now part of an elite handful of companies that have an opportunity to participate in the AcceliCITY program.
“Leading Cities is recognized for identifying innovative and game-changing organizations that can positively impact the lives of citizens worldwide,” said Michael Lake, Leading Cities CEO. “Cybersecurity is a common denominator that is an imperative for all Smart Cities. Acreto delivers a promising platform that addresses the need to secure distributed and mobile connected devices – a critical element of Smart City environments,” Lake continued.
Acreto is the first cloud-based Security-as-a-Utility platform for Internet of Things Ecosystems. Acreto secures any technology, on any network, anywhere. It delivers uniform and consistent security across the many different components of Smart City solutions.
“Smart City environments consist of hundreds of different types of devices running on hostile networks. These devices are often physically accessible to anyone and everyone ,” said Thad Eidman, Acreto’s COO. “Acreto delivers zero trust security for the entire 8-20 year lifespan of Smart City technology without burdening devices or requiring complex logistics. This is a game changer for Cities whose only choice was to use mismatched legacy security tools with high overhead.”
Acreto IoT Security is a recognized leader in providing security solutions to mobile and distributed IoT environments. Acreto’s Security-as-a-Utility usage-based pricing model enables cities to cost effectively protect even the smallest IoTs, thus preventing hackers from traversing a network from one IoT to other assets.
Leading Cities’ AcceliCITY program focuses on amplifying the impact smart technology start-ups have for cities and communities around the world. AcceliCITY helps innovative startups by connecting them with cities and leaders around the world through its robust member network.