Swissbit AG, a manufacturer of industrial flash memory solutions, and Hagiwara Solutions announced their cooperation for security ventures. Swissbit’s flash memory cards with security features will be distributed by Hagiwara Solutions in Japan who will also support customers with solutions for the protection of networked industrial controls and devices in the IIoT. Access, data and communication can be secured using Swissbit Security products which protect machines from cyber attacks. As their first joint activity, Swissbit and Hagiwara Solutions will be exhibiting together at the ESEC – Embedded Systems Expo & Conference in Tokyo from May 9–11.
Security products from Swissbit are SD and microSD memory cards with special firmware extensions as well as variants with an integrated smart card chip as secure element. SD memory cards with secure element from Swissbit allow developers of embedded systems to introduce a root of trust and aims to simplify updating.
Integrating a secure flash card from Swissbit in an embedded system and using it as token, ID or encryption entity allows for a variety of application options. Unique identifiability, for example, can serve as a certificate of authenticity, for trusted boot or for the secure encryption of M2M communication. The integrated cryptography can be used for tamper-proof and protect data protocols.