Rambus has announced that its CryptoManager security platform now supports in-field feature and service provisioning, alongside SoC management and device personalization capabilities.
“In-field feature and service provisioning enables complete silicon-to-cloud functionality to support the growing requirements of trusted applications,” said Dr. Martin Scott, senior VP and GM of the Rambus Cryptography Research division. “These include secure mobile banking, identity and entertainment, along with IoT device security.”
As Scott notes, the semiconductor industry is currently experiencing significant change. Consequently, new models of enablement will be needed to help reignite innovation across the market.
“With the growing demand for flexibly at any point in the chip lifecycle, the expanded CryptoManager platform allows device and service providers to securely enable or disable features in-field, unlocking the full value of SoCs and delivering Features as a Service (FaaS),” he explained.
As we’ve previously discussed on Rambus Press, the CryptoManager platform includes a Security Engine; a flexible root-of-trust implemented as an embedded hardware core, or as a software agent for the secure provisioning, configuration, and authentication of keys and features in SoCs throughout the lifecycle of a device.
Meanwhile, the Security Infrastructure offers a complete suite; including a root server, management server with unified user interface, in-factory hardware appliance cluster and ATE client lib for the secure delivery, programing and management of secure keys throughout the SoC supply chain and downstream ecosystem.
In addition, CryptoManager provides Trusted Provisioning Services for local and cloud-based trusted key creation, delivery and authentication. This includes optional hosting, operation and maintenance of the CryptoManager Infrastructure for secure SoC and device manufacturers, as well as application developers and service providers, to enable in-field provisioning of device features and functionality.
Essentially, the expanded CryptoManager platform provides a secure foundation for downstream device configuration – offering chipmakers the flexibility needed for post-manufacturing inventory management and the creation of a trusted path from service providers to consumers for feature enablement.