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Trusted Objects and Sigfox partner to bring enhanced end to end security to IoT applications

Trusted Objects and Sigfox partner to bring enhanced end to end security to IoT applications

Trusted Objects, a security expert for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces the release of its Secure Element (SE) designed for connected solutions on the Sigfox network.

The embedded hardware technology will offer Sigfox’s ecosystem of partners an enhanced security level to protect their data integrity, comparable to security solutions in the payments industry.

Trusted Objects security solution developed for Sigfox ecosystem of partners and customers consists of:

  • Trusted Objects secure firmware, embedded into a dedicated secure microcontroller,
  • Secure Element API compliant with Sigfox Secure Element Abstraction API allowing its integration within Sigfox protocol libraries,
  • The I2C communication layer.

A Secure Element brings significantly better security than a simple software solution, which is often the target of hackers. In this application, the Secure Element securely stores Sigfox device ID, Network Authentication Key and Encryption Key with the same security level as banking smart cards.

Thanks to these security features, the Secure Element performs a strong authentication of a device on the Sigfox network and allows to encrypt the payload on the device. In addition, the Secure Element has a very low energy consumption level that does not affect the overall energy consumption of the device.

Laetitia Jay, Chief Marketing Officer at Sigfox, said:

“It has never been more important to consider and plan security architecture at the very beginning of design and development of an IoT solution, identifying risks specific to individual use cases and mitigating those risks through secure product design and best practices.”

“Sigfox has implemented security by default and security by design in its core architecture from day one. Thanks to the integration of Trusted Objects Secure Element API into Sigfox’s libraries, our ecosystem of partners and customers can now benefit from an end-to-end ready secure solution.”

Sami Anbouba, CEO of Trusted Objects, adds: “The recognition of Sigfox, a world leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things, is essential to us. Thanks to our modular firmware, we have customized it to get a fully secure solution compliant with Sigfox specifications.”

The solution is already available from Avnet Silica, which is in charge of personalizing and distributing Trusted Objects security products in the form of a Secure Element in a DFN (3mm x 3mm) packaging, easy to integrate thanks to its I2C protocol.

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