Certicom Launches Trusted Platform Solution for Embedded Devices

Monday 7 March 2005 14:10 CET | News

Embedded devices that are managed and provisioned via the Internet are appearing in everything from home monitoring systems to cellular phones.

These devices are potential targets for hackers, who may be able to exploit a whole new area of vulnerability. This is the driving force behind the Certicom Security Architecture for Embedded launched today by Certicom Corp. (TSX: CIC), the authority for strong, efficient cryptography. Certicom Security Architecture for Embedded enables device manufacturers to create a trusted embedded computing environment that validates a platform and enables applications and higher level protocols to run securely. Core to Certicom Security Architecture for Embedded is Security Builder(R) ETS(TM), an embedded trust services module that provides secure key storage, key management and authentication services to create a trusted platform for smart devices. Developers implement these trust services through a common application programming interface (API) that is portable across multiple chipsets and gives developers the ability to easily migrate from legacy crypto to elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). Another key component of Certicom Security Architecture is Security Builder(R) BSP(TM), a board support package that provides an abstraction layer for trusted platform modules and hardware accelerated cryptography. To develop this version of Security Builder BSP, Certicom worked with Freescale Semiconductor to support its family of PowerQUICC(TM) processors. Certicom is working with other microprocessor, trusted platform module and smart card vendors. Certicom Security Architecture for Embedded - Comprehensive: Complete security functionality ranging from basic cryptography to protocols and embedded trust services. Meets industry standards such as FIPS, IETF, and NSA Certified products, among others. Wide cryptographic algorithm support, including ECC and legacy RSA. - Modular: Modular architecture allows developers to plug in additional functionality that utilizes the same core security architecture. Security services include: SSL, IPSec, PKI, DRM, and Embedded Trust Services. - Portable: hardware support packages provide portability across a broad range of trusted platform modules and chipsets, including Freescale PowerQUICC II and PowerQUICC III processors and Intel Wireless Trusted Platform - all through a common, intuitive API, which saves time and money.

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