Platform protects comms between smart factory and the cloud

At the Hannover Fair next week, Infineon Technologies will present what it claims is the world’s first Trusted Platform Module (TPM) specifically for industrial applications. The Optiga TPM SLM 9670 protects the integrity and identity of industrial PCs, servers, industrial controllers or edge gateways, explains Infineon. It controls access to sensitive data in key positions in a connected, automated factory as well as at the interface to the cloud.

The TPM protects sensitive data in connected devices and lowers the risk of data and production losses due to cyber attacks. It also shortens time to market and reduces costs, claims Infineon. Using Infineon’s audited and certified TPMs, manufacturers of industrial devices can achieve higher security levels of the IEC 62443 standard and accelerate their certification processes. Infineon says they can also cut costs for maintenance of the devices through secured remote software updates.

The Optiga TPM SLM 9670 meets the TPM 2.0 standard of the Trusted Computing Group and is certified by an independent test lab in accordance with Common Criteria. Service life is 20 years firmware can be updated on the chip to meet long-term security risks that may be encountered in an industrial environment. The Optiga TPM SLM 9670 has an extended temperature range of -40 to +105 degrees C and is qualified according to the industrial JEDEC JESD47 standard.

The Optiga TPM SLM 9670 is manufactured at Infineon’s security-certified facilities in Germany and will be available in large volumes from the second half of 2019.

Infineon offers application-specific solutions for business PCs and routers, connected vehicles, or cloud applications. The Optiga TPM SLM 9670 will be presented for the first time at this year’s Hannover Messe (1 to 4 April). Infineon will run a demonstrator for energy-efficient and secured smart factories at the stand of Amazon Web Services (Hall 6, Stand F46).

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