Inside Secure, at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, announced that it is licensing the secure boot component within its industry-leading Roof-of-Trust solution, to secure the Mobile and XR (Virtual, Mixed & Augmented Reality) solutions of Inuitive, an Israeli-based designer of multi-core vision processor Integrated Circuits.
Inuitive’s vision processors support 3D imaging, deep learning and computer vision processing. These new generation processors enable high-quality depth sensing, SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) on-chip computer vision and deep learning capabilities in an optimised form factor with minimised power consumption.
Inside Secure’s Root-of-Trust solution enables chipmakers to provide security features traditionally associated with dedicated security chips inside general-purpose silicon. Built upon proven software components and silicon IP, it is designed as a modular solution so that customers can select the features appropriate to their application.
The Root of Trust’s security features include:
- Secure boot – to ensure that the device boots in a secure state
- Secure key storage – to protect and control the use of cryptographic keys stored on-chip
- Cryptographic acceleration – to improve performance of security operations
- Secure debug – to allow debug while limiting access to authorised entities
- Code signing – to control the distribution of software updates.
The solution is complemented by Inside Secure’s provisioning platform which supports personalisation of the device and key loading into the device during the manufacturing process.
For its advanced vision processing ICs, Inuitive relies on the secure boot capability within Inside Secure’s Root-of-Trust, which secures the boot-up of devices by providing integrity protection and authenticity of the loaded software image. It also protects confidentiality with strong encryption and prevents cloning. It has a small footprint and prevents a hacker’s ability to use old images with its anti-rollback feature. This capability is crucial for an advanced application like Augmented Reality.
“Inuitive is driven by a focus on innovation. Finding the right security partner is essential for us given the increasing importance of security in the modern connected world. In Inside Secure we found a partner who shares our passion for innovation, combined with a deep, long-standing security expertise,” said Shlomo Gadot, chief executive officer of Inuitive.
“Security is a widespread need by all chip designers,” said Simon Blake-Wilson, chief operating officer of Inside Secure. “We are pleased to have earned the trust and confidence of Inuitive and that we’ve been selected to secure their augmented reality products with our Root-of-Trust solution. Overall, Israel is an important market for us as the country is on the forefront of advanced security. We look forward to building our partnership with Inuitive and building our security brand into the Israeli market.”