Micron expands its silicon root-of-trust security solutions with the Authenta cloud platform

Micron expands its silicon root-of-trust security solutions with the Authenta cloud platform

Micron, a semiconductor manufacturer, has expanded its IoT security offerings by introducing the Authenta cloud platform. The company’s solution helps customers deploy and scale trust-based security at the edge. The company also extended its Authenta root-of-trust silicon solution to the Serial Peripheral Interface NOR device family, with increased density and packaging options.

 Micron is teaming up with Swissbit AG to embed Authenta technology in Swissbit’s security and storage solutions for IoT and industrial markets. Swissbit’s silicon root-of-trust security features allow them to target many industries, some of which include: industrial automation, automotive work, IoT development, medicine, networking and communications.

The Micron Authenta cloud platform has increased in popularity with the addition of a new customer SanCloud. By integrating Micron Authenta flash into its BeagleBone-enhanced single-board computer system, SanCloud can offer device management and secure data analytics. SanCloud’s SanTrack IoT cloud solution uses Authenta’s cloud platform to provide access control and configuration capabilities for its security functions.

“With this expansion of our cybersecurity portfolio, the introduction of our cloud platform and ecosystem momentum, Authenta is fast becoming a key enabler of IoT trust, helping to deliver secure cloud services at the edge– underpinned by strong hardware security,” said Kris Baxter, corporate vice president and general manager of Micron’s Embedded Business Unit.

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Micron Authenta security is an edge-to-cloud trust solution that helps improve cybersecurity operations for IoT and industrial edge. With the wide accessibility of SPI-NOR devices, customers will have greater choice and versatility. This includes automotive and industrial-grade options that are new to the market.

Micron’s silicon root-of-trust security solution provides another layer of protection for IoT software, starting from the boot process. Authenta uses robust cryptographic identity and secure element features embedded in the flash memory. Further, the Authenta cloud platform combines the existing key management service capabilities with new billing and ordering functionality.

The Micron Authenta cloud platform is currently being used as a proof-of-concept with deployment in the field by end customers. The integration of Authenta security enables Swissbit customers to take advantage of secure and trustworthy edge computing, the company says. SanCloud’s customers will enjoy a variety of benefits, including secure booting, golden image locking, memory block allocation, secure over-the-air updates and device integrity monitoring.

“IoT applications demand the highest level of security to store, process and protect sensitive data and thus to power vital operations across broad industrial segments,” said Hubertus Grobbel, the vice president of security solutions at Swissbit.

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