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Security platform achieves common criteria certification

23rd April 2015
Barney Scott

Infineon has announced that its OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module) with SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) has achieved Common Criteria Certification EAL4+, enabling system manufacturers to distinguish and select trustworthy solutions based on internationally recognised, independent testing. The certificate was presented by the Federal Office for Information Security (known as BSI) at the RSA conference in San Francisco.

The OPTIGA TPM family provides hardware-based security for system applications across industrial, embedded, mobile or tablets as well as traditional computing environments. Based on Infineon’s security crypto controller and SOLID FLASH embedded memory, the OPTIGA TPM 1.2 with SPI bus is the first next-gen TPM developed to meet future market requirements.

With its broad market deployment, the SPI bus is suitable for personal computers. But it also supports the use of TPMs in an even wider area such as industrial computing and embedded systems that are increasingly connected like IoT gateways, routers or even surveillance cameras. These applications may benefit, in particular, from an optimised interface with high performance.

The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is defined by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), which provides open standards intended to enable safe computing environments in multiple end applications. As the market leader for TPMs, Infineon was the first to develop TPM 2.0 and now extends its lead with certified devices with SPI bus.

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