Infineon Teams Up With Sectigo To Protect IoT Devices

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  • The Sectigo-Infineon joint solution will enable manufacturers to provide the enhanced levels of security required to protect their devices
  • Sectigo said that its IoT Identity Platform removes the complexity associated with securing and authenticating connected devices

Automated digital identity management and web security solutions provider Sectigo has teamed with Infineon Technologies AG to provide automated certificate provisioning for Infineon’s OPTIGA Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 using Sectigo IoT Identity Manager. The companies said that this will provide manufacturers with a complete certificate management solution. This will include issuance and renewal, starting on the factory floor with certificate creation and insertion using the OPTIGA TPM for private key storage.

Alan Grau, VP of IoT/Embedded Solutions at Sectigo said, “Including a TPM chip in an IoT device design is the first step in enabling strong authentication and secure communication for IoT devices. Together, Sectigo and Infineon are enabling device manufactures to leverage strong authentication and secure communication for IoT devices during the manufacturing of the device itself. This integration not only automates the process of provisioning certificates for IoT devices but also delivers a complete PKI solution leveraging Sectigo’s highly secure cloud infrastructure.”

Enhanced levels of security

The companies said that the Sectigo-Infineon joint solution will enable manufacturers to provide the enhanced levels of security required to protect their devices. It will also equip them with compliance with emerging and evolving IoT security standards and regulations across the globe.

TPM which is a specialized chip on an endpoint device provides secure key storage to ensure keys are protected against attacks. Device identity certificates help in strong authentication. Together this solution helps the insertion of certificates into the device during the manufacturing of the device, when the device is first provisioned into a network, or into the TPM chip itself before the chip is shipped to the manufacturer. Manufacturers are able to track the component throughout the supply chain to protect against device counterfeiting by installing certificates into the TPM chip prior to manufacturing.

Lars Wemme, Head of IoT Security at Infineon Technologies said, “Infineon’s audited and certified TPMs enable manufacturers of connected devices to achieve higher levels of security. Together with our partner Sectigo, we are now also able to offer automated factory provisioning. This gives our customers a proven path combining ease of integration with the benefits of higher security performance,” said Lars Wemme, Head of IoT Security at Infineon Technologies.”

Integrity and identity of devices

Sectigo said that its IoT Identity Platform removes the complexity associated with securing and authenticating connected devices. This helps businesses protect their infrastructure in an easy, scalable, cost-effective, way as per the company. The platform helps enterprises and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to ensure the integrity and identity of their devices and maintain that security by managing certificates throughout the lifecycle of the device.

Infineon’s OPTIGA security solutions which include the OPTIGA TPM offers a portfolio of security controllers to protect the integrity and authenticity of embedded devices and systems. The security chips give protection for critical data and processes with a secure key store and support for a variety of encryption algorithms.

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