Cryptera launches new security service FirmwareGuard and partners with Microchip Technology
Cryptera is one of the world’s technology leaders in the field of encryption, certification and secure personalization. Recently the company announced a strategic partnership with Microchip Technology Inc., a global provider of microcontrollers and semiconductors. Under the partnership, Cryptera will operate as a Microchip design partner and provide clients of Microchip Technology with its cryptographic services to secure sensitive information on chip devices. The partners will start deploying their solutions globally.
Cryptera creates reliable and secure hardware, software and services to protect sensitive information using cryptographic methods and secure processes. The company’s services ensure hardened security and reduced time-to-market, covering device deployment from beginning to end.
The partnership calls for Microchip’s customers – for example, manufacturers of payment devices such as POS terminals – to be advised of Cryptera’s security portfolio. Cryptera would then provide its security platform “FirmwareGuard” directly to the customer. The FirmwareGuard services include a root of trust assuring that devices run only genuine code, IP protection, production management, secure remote firmware updates, key and certificate provisioning, and a certifiable and auditable solution that complies with highest standards.
Brian Schleisner, CEO of Cryptera: “We are very happy to bring our expertise in secure PIN-based payment solutions to Microchip’s clients. Payment transactions require PCI PTS-compliant devices for user interaction and PCI-compliant firmware and key management. Our clients will experience reduced time-to-market for payment devices and save on the costs of setting up a PCI-compliant security room, maintaining the latest cryptographic knowledge, and conducting PCI audits. Additionally the partnership with Microchip will enable us to bring our security expertise to other industries such as IoT device manufacturers
“In a fast growing market of connected devices we are committed to bring solutions to our customers that improve the security level of their products,” said Rod Drake, vice president of Microchip’s 32-bit Microcontroller and Microprocessor business units. “In partnership with Cryptera, their FirmwareGuard services provide our customers a security platform for manufacturing and life cycle management proven for many years on their PCI certified keypads.”
Cryptera is a payment technology company. It has expertise in the fields of encryption, certification and secure provisioning, and offers a full span of solutions comprising hardware, software and services to protect sensitive information using cryptographic methods and secure processes.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Cryptera has rolled out more than 2 million payment solutions and is the OEM supplier of some of the top manufacturers of ATMs and fuel pumps worldwide, as well as self-service and self-checkout devices. Cryptera has been appointed as a VISA-certified facility for encryption key load.
About Microchip Technology Inc.
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog FPGA connectivity and power management semiconductors. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs, which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company’s solutions serve more than 130,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
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