ESCRYPT, GlobalSign Join Infineon Security Network

ESCRYPT Embedded Security and GlobalSign have joined the Infineon Security Partner Network (ISPN).

Both companies offer dedicated security solutions based on OPTIGA Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) from Infineon Technologies. The ISPN is a network of security players who offer hardware-based security to IoT device manufacturers and service providers.

The industrial Internet combines embedded system technologies with smart processes to raise overall production efficiency. At its core are smart factories connecting industry and production value chains. They must be protected adequately, as security breaches could lead to espionage and theft of intellectual property or cause massive production downtimes.

As part of the ISPN, ESCRYPT provides a cryptographic Key Management Solution adapted for embedded systems. It safeguards industrial control systems from software-based attacks originating outside or inside the plant.

GlobalSign’s Identity and Security Solution allows 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. With their expertise in specific applications and markets, the partners cover the value chain from design consultation to systems integration and service management.

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