Connected vehicle service Airbiquity have today announced it has joined forces with BlackBerry, a provider of secure connectivity solutions, to enable automakers to deliver over-the-air (OTA) updates to vehicles and meet the industry’s highest security standard.

By integrating Airbiquity’s OTAmatic Software Management Platform and the BlackBerry Certicom Code Signing Key Management Server, the two companies will enable OEMs to seamlessly adopt the Uptane Security Framework and address OTA security challenges including spoofing, unauthorized access, tampering, repudiation, man-in-the-middle, privilege escalation, and distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks as vehicles grow increasingly software-defined.

Keefe Leung, VP of Product Management at Airbiquity, said:

“Our collaboration with BlackBerry marks a significant milestone in Airbiquity’s mission to prioritize the security and privacy of connected vehicles,”


“BlackBerry Certicom is a recognized leader in applied cryptography and key management, and our pre-integrated software gives automotive OEMs a best-in-class solution for reducing the development effort and expense of delivering safe, secure and timely OTA updates.”

Airbiquity’s OTAmatic Software Management Platform provides a back-end management portal that allows automotive OEMs to execute multi-ECU software update campaigns at scale.

The OTAmatic platform provides refined vehicle and device targeting, discrete policy and privacy controls, customizable consumer communications, solution deployment option flexibility, and enhanced multi-layer cybersecurity protection via integration of the compromise resilient Uptane Security Framework.

Jim Alfred, VP at BlackBerry Certicom, said:

“Airbiquity brings decades of experience in connected vehicle services to our collaboration, and together we are bringing a pre-integrated solution to automotive OEMs,”


 “By harnessing the collective expertise of both companies, automotive OEMs can embrace the Uptane Security Framework with confidence, offering the utmost safety and security for connected vehicles.”

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