Identification of electronic devices is of tremendous importance for security. When establishing a connection between devices or to the Internet proof of identity and origin enables to reliably determine who is sending/receiving data.
In addition, device authentication can prevent financial damage and image loss through cloning of products and consumables. The ROI that can be generated by ensuring that a certain product will only work with original consumables and extensions outweighs the investment on security hardware clearly.
Personalized secure elements that are custom programmed and contain unique information about the manufacturer are incredibly efficient and perfectly suited to protect devices with accurate identification. However, custom programmed security hardware is usually available only for mass production with high-volumes as the required programming equipment and expertise is expensive.
In collaboration with semiconductor suppliers and qualified machine manufacturer, EBV Elektronik recognized this issue in order to set-up a process that enables cost-efficient and reliable integration of customized security hardware into your supply chain independently of production volume.
Product security should be a key consideration during early stages of development and throughout the product lifecycle. Security breaches can be very costly and negatively impact product success and company brand. Counter measures should be implemented across hardware, software, network and application layers. Authentication is a key aspect of security that ensures robust access and easy identification of counterfeits. With product level authentication, clones and fake products will not be validated and access to networks is denied.
This is especially critical in applications like Automotive and Industrial where human or environmental safety is at risk. For less than a Euro, security chips provide authentication capability in any OEM product. Turnkey services from EBV allow OEMs to easily embed custom security seamlessly into the existing supply chain process at an affordable cost and with no minimum volume.
The result is a remarkably efficient process. EBV Elektronik supports you with the definition of the OEM certificate and programming parameters. Within our logistic backbone, the Avnet Logistics Solutions Warehouse, a programming machine was created and is used to customized semiconductor devices in a secure environment. The devices are packed and shipped and can be integrated into your manufacturing process without any special equipment just like other electronic components.
EBV is now listed as preferred security partner
Here at EBV, we are constantly preaching that security needs to be an essential part of every connected application and device. Headlines and events like the discovery of security flaws affecting millions of processors of different manufacturers are no reason to give up. Such happenings encourage us to find new ways of delivering our message to our customers and also to users and consumers in the market.
Connectivity is vital for a vast number of modern devices and at EBV we embrace innovation in order to create a sustainable and exciting future. However, with the rising number of connected applications, we also encourage hardware designers to consider security early in the design process. In order to support our customers, we are going the extra mile to create and offer solutions that make the integration of security chips as easy and flexible as possible.
Those endeavors have recently resulted in the industry’s first programming and personalization services for security hardware tailored to distribution customers and volumes. Within this initiative, we have worked closely together with Infineon and Data IO in order to set up a process and environment in our warehouse to personalize Infineon OPTIGA™ Trust E devices with custom OEM certificates.
Since Infineon and EBV share the passion for innovation that is based on secure and proven hardware we are happy to announce that our cooperation has now resulted in EBV’s participation in the Infineon Security Partner Network. We are proud to be on Infineon’s preferred security partners list and to generate value together that directly serves our customers and ultimately the consumers and users in the market.Read blog article