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ESCRYPT, GlobalSign enters Infineon Security Partner Network to jointly rejig Industry 4.0

Infineon Security Partner Network

Infineon Security Partner Network (ISPN) announces ESCRYPT Embedded Security and GlobalSign to its partner ecosystem. The new companies are known to offer dedicated security solutions for Industry 4.0 applications based on OPTIGA Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) from Infineon Technologies AG.

The ISPN is a said network of leading security players who offer hardware-based security to IoT device manufacturers and service providers.

Looped with ISPN, ESCRYPT provides a cryptographic Key Management Solution adapted for embedded systems. Among these are Infineon’s automotive microcontroller AURIX, industrial controller XMC and secure elements OPTIGA Trust and OPTIGA TPM.

In the industrial field, ESCRYPT’s Key Management Solution safeguards industrial control systems (PLC) from software-based attacks originating outside or inside the plant. The solution is touted to protect integrity and authenticity of the software executed on the PLC.  It enables secured identification of devices, PLC administrators or users and even complex machines in a cyber-physical system.

In addition, the solution hampers malware as well as unauthorized software updates and allows for complex rights management for e.g. licensing of software on the PLCs throughout its whole lifetime.

The embedded enabler company is also sought to offer a comprehensive consulting service including security strategy and concepts development, security assessment, customized security engineering, application and code testing. A comprehensive security training program rounds off these services.

The GlobalSign’s Identity and Security Solution is known to allow Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to embed robust device integrity and authentication features into their devices. The provisioning of the devices during the manufacturing stage is integrated with a cloud-based or on-premise hosting service.

The crypto co-processor safely stores a private key, allowing users to identify the origin of the device and prevent counterfeit products from connecting to their system. Once in operation, a secured connection can be established with a company’s system using the certificate and private key on the device.

Launched in 2015, the ISPN is a unique platform of security experts who address a broader IoT ecosystem with hardware-based security solutions that can easily be implemented.

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