SecureRF & BaySand Provide Quantum-Resistant Security for ASIC-powered IoT Devices

SecureRF & BaySand Provide Quantum-Resistant Security for ASIC-powered IoT Devices

Published February 27, 2017 by SecureRF in Internet of Things, IoT Security, News & Events


BaySand LogoSecureRF has joined forces with BaySand, the leader in application-configurable ASICs, to deliver fast, quantum-resistant authentication and data protection solutions for low-resource IoT devices. Through this partnership, companies can quickly, effortlessly and economically develop high performance, energy-efficient devices using ASICs that deliver strong security.

Security is a necessity for most IoT devices. However, 32-, 16-, and 8-bit IoT devices are often deployed with little or no protection because most security solutions overwhelm available memory and power. Many solutions also require a network connection and ongoing administration of a universal key or password database, which can be extremely impractical, particularly for high-volume industrial and consumer devices that may be distributed worldwide.

SecureRF’s asymmetric solutions, which include the Ironwood™ Key Agreement Protocol and Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA™), provide fast, ultra-low-energy security that will protect IoT devices even when quantum computers become available and render currently-used methods obsolete. Based on Group Theoretic Cryptography methods, SecureRF’s cryptographic protocols are up to 60 times more efficient than ECC, and consume up to 140 times less energy. In addition, there is no need to manage a database or maintain a network connection.

Initially, SecureRF’s Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm™ will be implemented on Codasip’s Codix-Bk RISC-V-compliant processor IP core via the BaySand ASIC UltraShuttle™ Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) Program. The UltraShuttle program is designed to quickly deliver high-quality, verified and fully-tested ASICs while reducing upfront fees by as much as 50%. Click here to read the full press release, or on the button below to request more information about SecureRF security solutions.

 


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