iWave Introduced a Security Suite for NXP i.MX Applications Processors

CIOReviewIndia Team | Wednesday, 07 April 2021, 07:38 IST

iWave Introduced a Security Suite for NXP i.MX Applications ProcessorsWith the arise of connected devices and the possibility of exposure to a large attack surfaces through various wireless technologies, Now it is a great need to implement security by design in embedded connected products.  Devices connected to a digital network can be attacked; iWave introduced a Security Suite to secure the billions of connected IoT devices.
The iWave Security Suite is developed for NXP i.MX 6 series, i.MX 8, i.MX 8X and i.MX 8M application processors. From these processors it is built for many IoT and automotive applications like gateways, multiple display applications, Industrial systems, Telematics units and V2X Solutions, There is a need to build a secure environment around the processors.

The iWave Security Suite to assist secure connected devices, This enabes them with security functions such as encryption, storage, data transmission and certificate management. This way is easy to integrate solution and assists address the security challenges creating a safe and secure environment. The iWave Security Suite includes secure boot, Wi-Fi secure API, event logging, OS hardening, access control, software firewall and secure firmware update to name a few.

i.MX 8 and i.MX 8X family application processors features Advanced High Assurance Boot (AHAB) and a Security Controller (SECO) while the i.MX 6 and i.MX 8M applications processors features High Assurance Boot (HAB).

In i.MX 6, HABv4 enables ROM to authenticate the Bootloader and kernel image. In i.MX 8 and i.MX 8X family, AHAB enables SECO APIs to authenticate System Controller Unit (SCU) FW, SECO FW, Bootloader and kernel images which initiate a chain of trust for the remaining software components by establishing a secure state of the system. The scripts provided by iWave along with the NXP Code Signing Tool (CST) makes the signing process extremely easy and simple.

Secure File System takes an end-to-end method of protecting data by cryptography preventing unauthorized access to the data storage. Without proper encryption keys, data stored on any encrypted file system cannot be read (decrypted) with an entire secure storage partition encrypted and the root file system will be loaded.

Secure storage involves protecting data stored in storage devices like eMMC, MicroSD and many more. The Security Suite facilitates secure storage APIs to encrypt and decrypt the storage device partition on run time, data integrity and data encryption etc.   Secure storage Application programming interface use Cryptographic Accelerator and Assurance Module (CAAM) black keys to store the key in the CAAM blob format so that data/key is protected in non-volatile storage device across power cycles.

The Security Suite supports robust easy to use Application programming interface to integrate with 3rd party application and devices. The suite encompasses a compressed package with a multi-level security solution.

iWave Systems is a gold member of the NXP Partner Program, a global network of engineering organization’s collaborating with NXP to bring you exceptional software, tools, training, and services, and ultimately speed your time to market.

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