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Complete Secure Platform Solution for Mobile and Consumer Applications
AuthenTec’sSafeZoneSecure Platform consists of Hardware and Software components that form the foundation of the Secure Platform for mobile communications and consumer electronics where authentication and process encrypted content are required. These components provide a low cost, low power and small footprint IP solution for providing system and platform integrity, and symmetric cryptographic acceleration services to applications running on ARM SoC platforms. The key features of Secure Platform are Secure Boot, Secure Storage, Secure Execution, Hardware Root of Trust, Secure Communication, and Secure Asset Store.
SafeZoneSecure Asset Store
Internal storage and management for protection and handling of sensitive keys and assets is achieved through the Secure Asset Store feature inthe SafeZonePlatform. Protecting key material from disclosure and modification, allowing key material to be used by the cipher and hash cores inside the Crypto Module, allowing keys to be securely wrapped (AESSIV,RFC5297) and stored in off-chip flash for permanent storage. This will make sure that the secure assets are never exposed outside of the trusted boundary. The assets can be used by applications both in the ARM TrustZone protected environment as well as in the Normal World without exposure.
AuthenTec’sSafeZone provides complete Secure Boot functionality. Secure Boot is needed to make sure that only the software images from an authorized source are booted, corrupted software images are not booted; and downgrading software images to a version with possibly known security holes is prevented. Software image can also be encrypted preventing software reverse engineering. Secure Boot is implemented in a minimal ROM footprint for ARM SoCs.
To address the difficulties of security integration across hardware, software and application layers,AuthenTecprovides a unique middleware solution: SafeZone.SafeZoneis an integrated security middleware optimized for ARM SoCs either running atop of TrustZone or in a regular fashion. It enables application developers to transparently utilize and easily integrate hardware-based security services. SafeZoneprovides the certificate and cryptographic protocols and algorithms essential to applications while ensuring API compatibility and seamlessupgradeabilityto future generations of processors and mobile devices. WithSafeZone, software developers can take full advantage of sophisticated security mechanisms, and develop robust and future-proof mobile applications that are optimized for the resource-constrained wireless environment.SafeZone allows applications to be quickly integrated into an established ecosystem of security solutions, ensuring quick adoption of mobile applications in the marketplace. The software has been designed for ARM based resource-constrained environments like mobile phones and to support industry standards like the Open Mobile AllianceDRM,OMTPTR1Secure Storage and Secure Boot and thePKCS#11 Cryptographic Token Interface Standard.