Trusted platform module is first to meet TPM 2.0 standard

1st October 2015
Barney Scott

Certified security solutions from Infineon Technologies AG enable protection of data, devices and networks in both mainstream computing and the emerging IoT. The company has announced that its OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module), based on the latest TPM 2.0 standard, is the first such device to comply with internationally recognised computer security requirements.

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) certified the device according to Common Criteria EAL4+. The Common Criteria certification is an independent third party process that helps system and device manufacturers select trustworthy solutions.

With Common Criteria certification, Infineon is first in the industry to support the forward-looking requirement that Windows 10 personal computers be equipped with TPM 2.0. This most recent version of the internationally recognized TPM standard (ISO/IEC 11889:2015) also addresses the security requirements of a growing number of IoT devices. Trusted computing based on TPM root of trust hardware provides robust protection for such devices as gateways and routers used in smart homes, mobile devices as well as connected industrial and automotive systems. Google’s new OnHub WiFi router, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet and many other platforms take advantage of Infineon OPTIGA TPM devices.

“Infineon has already provided embedded security to more than 350m connected devices”, said Juergen Spaenkuch, Head of Platform Security, Infineon Technologies. “Being the first supplier of a Common Criteria-certified TPM 2.0 device underlines our market and innovation leadership and opens the doors to new markets. Especially as the need for hardware-based security is expanding from traditional computing to include new IoT market segments.”

The Infineon OPTIGA product family offers tailored security for the IoT, ranging from basic authentication products to advanced implementations for protecting integrity, authenticity and confidentiality of information. In addition to Trusted Computing, Infineon is a leading provider of security solutions for M2M communication. Also, as a founding member of the FIDO Alliance, Infineon contributes to secured online authentication while its customsied security solutions for smart mobile and wearable devices enable digital lifestyles.

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