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2018 Press Releases

February 23, 2018

Entrust Datacard and Infineon Partner to Reduce Complexities with Securing IoT Deployments

Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced it has joined the Infineon Security Partner Network (ISPN). The ISPN is part of Infineon Technologies AG, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions used in automotive, industrial, computing and Internet of Things applications.

The ISPN is composed of associated and preferred security partners who are proven experts in security consulting, security solution provisioning, electronic design, systems integration and trust services management. The new partnership will apply the Entrust Datacard™ ioTrust™ Security Solution that uses identity-based technology to help securely connect the people, applications and devices that power the connected world. The tiered software uses sophisticated cryptographic technology to provide identity issuance, management and data security of connected things within industrial environments.

As a global leader in Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), Infineon possesses a unique service offering to allow customers to create hardware-based security solutions for IoT projects. Infineon OPTIGA™ TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security chips provide strong protection for critical data and processes. The technology enhances the security of data and communication between IoT devices, embedded systems and cloud applications in industrial networks. When present, it provides a secured and trusted building block for application and device security.

“In applying an ioTrust™ security solution, customers can bridge their solution across TPM and non-TPM enabled solutions,” says Josh Jabs, vice president, Office of the CTO and general manager – IoT for Entrust Datacard. “We reduce the complexities of implementing the TPM protocols and provide developers with a single interface to develop their application against, when TPM is present.”

The ioTrust™ security solution provides a secure Endpoint Agent (EPA) which interfaces with the Infineon OPTIGA™ TPM to secure software elements such as keystores and application binaries. This EPA enables industrial customers to access secure identities to help ensure that all device/sensor/application interactions are cryptographically authenticated and authorized. Through the use of ioTrust Edge Gateways (EGW), the EPAs help ensure that devices are monitored and receive key and certificate management based on policy defined by the ioTrust™ Identity Authority. By joining the ISPN, Entrust Datacard’s customers gain increased access to innovative technologies which reduce the constraints on time and resources associated with their IoT deployments.

“There is no single ‘best-fit’ solution for security in IoT applications. Each system design must account for multiple types of devices with varying compute capability and resources,” said Joerg Borchert, Vice President/Chip Card and Security ICs for Infineon Technologies North America. “Entrust Datacard’s participation in the ISPN provides developers with tools to establish and maintain security by design throughout the application ecosystem.”