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Parrot Partners with WISeKey to Define the Future of Drone Security

Paris, France – Geneva, Switzerland – July, 2020: Parrot, the leading European drone group, announced today it is partnering with WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”, SIX: WIHN / Nasdaq: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, to integrate advanced digital security solutions into Parrot’s growing range of ANAFI drones. Public safety, security, defense and inspection professionals comprise a growing market share of drone users and demand the highest levels of privacy, encryption and security for their flights. Through this partnership, WISeKey’s decades of expertise and suite of proven security technologies coupled with Parrot’s industry-leading drone security offerings, will provide solutions compliant with the world’s most strict privacy regulations and will set a new paradigm of standards for future innovations.

Parrot’s range of ANAFI drones offers secure, ultra-compact, rugged and powerful tools to gain a new vantage point, collect valuable data and improve safety and efficiencies for a variety of sensitive flights. Parrot’s latest ANAFI USA drone further elevates the security-focus of the ANAFI platform through features including secure network connection and authentication, robust data encryption and privacy features ensuring that end users have total control over where and how their data is managed. 

The integration of WISeKey’s digital security technologies from inflight control systems down to infrastructure will help Parrot further guarantee the security of its drone flights and recorded data for professional users.

WISeKey’s VaultIC4xx series of secure elements offers reliable solutions to secure and prove the drone’s digital identity, and at the same time protect data and firmware against compromise when stored in the drone or in transit. This guarantees a secure connection between the controller and the drone. WISeKey’s VaultIC4xx secure elements are certified by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) following FIPS140-2 Level 3 standard, one of the strongest and globally recognised digital security levels. These are developed on Common Criteria EAL5+ certified hardware, another government grade security certification.

“As drone use continues to climb exponentially within the professional sector, Parrot understands the immense need for cutting edge cybersecurity standards and capabilities to ensure the ongoing protection of valuable data,” said Victor Vuillard, Chief Security Officer/CTO Cybersecurity of Parrot. “Our partnership with WISeKey will further secure our ANAFI drones’ infrastructure, redefine modern drone security, and deliver peace of mind to our professional users.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Parrot as we continue our company’s mission to secure digital identity, firmware and sensitive data, and extend the applications of our technologies into new markets and growing industries across the globe,” said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey’s Founder and CEO. “Drones are increasingly used for sensitive operations thus remain a key target of bad actors. Through the powerful ANAFI drone platform, we look forward to driving a stronger future for drone cybersecurity.”

For more information on Parrot and its ANAFI drones, visit Parrot.com.

To learn more about WISeKey and its security solutions, visit WISeKey.com.

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