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INSIDE Secure upgrades SafeZone FIPS software cryptographic module to improve security for smart connected devices

Published on 17 January, 2014
INSIDE Secure achieves new level of security for enterprise applications in smartphones

INSIDE has worked to ensure its
SafeZone FIPS
integrate with Trustonic

INSIDE Secure, a leader in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announces it has upgraded its SafeZone FIPS software cryptographic module to improve security for a broad array of smart connected devices. INSIDE’s enhanced SafeZone cryptographic software enables developers to build for the first time FIPS 140-2 certified applications for Trusted Execution Environments (TEE) based on ARM TrustZone(R) frameworks. Now able to operate in a Trustonic
“We see trusted platform TEEs such as those provided by Trustonic becoming increasingly important as a way to provide a secure environment to protect these applications and sensitive enterprise information and communications as smart connected devices are increasingly used in the enterprise for more high-value applications,” said Simon Blake-Wilson executive vice president for the Mobile Security division at INSIDE Secure. “Using platforms with our FIPS-certified solution, developers can avoid the lengthy and expensive FIPS validation process and get their product to market more quickly. By using our pre-validated module, they can meet current and future security requirements without having to pull valuable resources from their core competency.”

A TEE isolates sensitive operations on smart connected devices from the standard, general-purpose, operating system, providing a safer execution environment for these applications to run within. TEEs have already been deployed in more than 100 million devices. Many popular smartphones now incorporate TEE technology.

INSIDE has worked in close cooperation with Trustonic to ensure that its SafeZone FIPS cryptography module and toolkits integrate with the Trustonic .

“INSIDE’s achievement in delivering technology to accelerate FIPS-compliance with a trusted execution environment demonstrates their leadership and marks an important milestone for the industry in assuring trust in smart connected devices,” said Jon Geater, CTO of Trustonic. “Standards like FIPS provide stakeholders with confidence that a product will perform as intended and play an important role in driving the acceptance of new technologies, especially when dealing with trusted services.”

"INSIDE’s achievement in
delivering technology to
accelerate FIPS-compliance
with a trusted execution
environment demonstrates
their leadership"

As more and more industries involved in critical infrastructure and other sensitive systems become targets of cyber attacks, they have come under increasing pressure to implement and deploy applications, devices and communications networks that offer greater resistance to attack, in line with government mandates, regulations and recognised standards. FIPS 140-2 certification has become globally recognised as providing a sufficient level of security for a broad range of high-value applications. It is being widely adopted around the world for commercial, government and defence applications.

With a broad portfolio of FIPS-certified embedded hardware and software solutions, INSIDE is able to help customers reduce project cost, complexity, risk and time to market. INSIDE is a globally recognised expert in standards and cryptography. It delivers proven integrations, extensive documentation and experienced developer-level technical support for the leading mobile devices and client- and server-side operating systems. INSIDE puts technologists on the most efficient development path and has helped many equipment manufacturers significantly cut product development time.
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