Intrinsic-ID collaborates with Wind River to offer robust PUF-Based security library integrated with VxWorks

Intrinsic-ID’s PUF-based security solution for VxWorks addresses the needs of mission-critical and safety-critical VxWorks customers

Sunnyvale, October 24, 2016 - Intrinsic-ID announces the availability of SRAM PUF (Physical Unclonable Function) tightly integrated with Wind River® VxWorks®real-time operating system as a kernel library. The solution adds critical key management services for protection and provisioning of cryptographic keys without the need for added secure elements or other dedicated hardware. The SRAM PUF technology, which has been validated and certified by US and EU security labs, will add the most advanced method of protection for embedded systems.

  • Intrinsic-ID’s SRAM PUF-based solution includes:
  • Flexible key provisioning and hardware-based key storage
  • Hardware fingerprinting for authentication and identification
  • Device cloning prevention
  • Hardware to software binding to protect IP
  • Protection of sensitive data from malware

The Intrinsic-ID library will be integrated with crypto libraries to enable a seamless use by application developers.  Additionally, key provisioning and signing tools will be available for customer to support the manufacturing of the devices.

“By working together, Wind River and Intrinsic ID enable customers to have a robust, tamper-resistant and cloning-resistant embedded system across a wide variety of hardware platforms,” said Pim Tuyls, CEO of Intrinsic-ID.  “As our world becomes more interconnected with intelligent devices, the need for authentication grows with it.  Today, as more and more automobile manufactures implement safety features like collision avoidance systems, it is vital that the sensors providing real-time data are reliable, genuine, authentic and protected from being spoofed.”

Dinyar Dastoor, vice president and general manager of operating system platforms at Wind River, commented: “VxWorks customers with sensitive data and systems to protect such as the military, hospitals, aerospace and automotive industries, can now easily deploy uncloneable and counterfeit-resistant authentication to their offerings through VxWorks and Intrinsic-ID’s security offering without having to go through the cost of adding additional security hardware.”

About Intrinsic-ID

Intrinsic-ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company and the inventor of  SRAM Physical Unclonable Function or SRAM PUF.  Intrinsic-ID leverages inherent manufacturing variations in chips to create unique IDs and keys to authenticate chips, data, devices and systems. Since a unique ID can be extracted easily from SRAM with Intrinsic-ID’s technology, adding authentication and key provisioning is much less expensive than with current methods; no additional hardware is needed. Due to the low cost of implementing SRAM PUF and the critical need for security, Intrinsic-ID’s authentication technology is ideally positioned to address the needs of the fast-growing IoT market. Intrinsic-ID’s solutions are used worldwide to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors and protect sensitive government and military data and systems.

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