Infineon unveils new TPM module as “answer to digital factory security”
Infineon Technologies has released a new ‘trusted platform module’ (TPM) to protect data in industrial PCs, servers, industrial controllers, and edge gateways. Its new OPTIGA TPM SLM 9670 controls access to key data within a digital factory functions, as well as their interface to the cloud.
Infineon called it the “answer to smart factories’ security challenges”.
A TPM acts as a vault for sensitive data in connected devices, lowering the risk of cyber attacks and production losses. Infineon said its TPMs achieve higher security levels, of the IEC 62443 standard, and accelerate security certification processes.
The new SLM 9670, on show at Hannover Messe 2019 in Germany next week, is the latest in Infineon’s OPTINGA TPM family. Its hardware is based on a tamper-resistant secured microcontroller, and uses sophisticated hardware coprocessors and security peripherals to for protection against attacks.
It is built for hard-wearing industrial environments, with an extended temperature range and extended lifetime.
The TPM SLM 9670 offers digital ID and device authentication, secure communications, and protection of devices and software. It is equipped with key storage and management, identification and authentication, signature generation, and software and firmware verification.
Infineon said the chip’s “non-volatile memory” is based on tamper-resistant hardware with more than 50 security features including sensors and memory encryption capabilities for hardened protection of secrets.
It OPTIGA TPM SLM 9670 complies with the TPMstandards set by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). It will be available in the second half of 2019.