GENEVA – WISeKey, a leading cybersecurity company, and CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, today announced the signing, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, of a collaboration agreement to explore a future relationship to jointly offer a managed digital identity solution for Internet of Things (IoT) providers.

Through this collaboration agreement, WISeKey and CenturyLink plan to work toward a relationship where they may collaborate on joint solutions that enable global corporations to secure their IoT infrastructure and ensure the privacy of their data. WISeKey would like to leverage CenturyLink’s data center presence in the United States to establish a Root of Trust (RoT), which provides the foundation behind trusted computing and allows IoT device verification at the hardware level, in order to support the needs of U.S.-based corporations and government establishments.  

Carlos Moreira, founder and CEO of WISeKey, noted, “This collaboration agreement with CenturyLink will enable us to continue discussions about ways to work together to rapidly expand our cybersecurity services for IoT providers in the North American market.”

“As the number of connected devices continues to expand, collecting and exchanging huge amounts of data along the way, the need for strong Internet of Things security services becomes increasingly important for businesses and consumers,” said Gary Gauba, president of CenturyLink Cognilytics. “This collaboration agreement with WISeKey is a first step toward a relationship that we hope will instill confidence in companies that manage and secure connected devices, and we look forward to collaborating to jointly serve this growing market.”

About WISeKey

WISeKey is a leading global digital security solutions company. Working at the forefront of information cybersecurity, identity management, and mobile software services, WISeKey’s mission is to facilitate the global growth of secure electronic transactions by providing individuals, businesses, and governments with advanced technology and services that authenticate and protect digital identity across the full spectrum of personal, business and administrative transactions online. WISeKey, established in Geneva, Switzerland in 1999, (, is a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company. 

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.