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Robust security - The basic need of IoT

To make the IoT work, robust security is key

Successful IoT strategies must be built on a security-by-design framework, where security is factored in from the ground up and not added as an after-thought. That is the best way to create > robust IoT solutions capable of responding to a growing and ever-changing threat landscape.

Device manufacturers are challenged to protect both the identity and integrity of cloud-connected devices, whether they be compute-intensive edge devices running intelligent algorithms, consumer devices, or IoT end nodes such as sensors. Creating trust between connected IoT devices is the first step in any security strategy.

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IoT security: It’s all about identity

IoT security starts with identity: Every IoT device needs a strong and unique identity so it can prove it is trustworthy.

Counterfeit products can negatively affect device functionality and may even cause safety issues. The OPTIGA™ Authenticate product family meets this challenge by giving smart “things” a secured and unique ID so users can trust them.

As part of the OPTIGA™ Authenticate family, our new OPTIGA™ Authenticate S gives things a unique identity to verify authenticity and build consumer trust through genuine user experiences. All products and accessories equipped with OPTIGA™ Authenticate S are thus protected and can easily identify themselves as genuine or original parts.
This strong all-in-one, anti-counterfeit turnkey solution combines enhanced
> device authentication with unprecedented levels of configuration flexibility.

OPTIGA™ Authenticate solutions are ideal for all sorts of disposables and spare parts ranging from filters, purifiers, and cartridges to complex industrial systems.

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Trusted wireless charging

Imagine a world without cables…

Reflecting the convenience trend, users want to be able to charge devices quickly and easily – no matter where they are. So it is not surprising that more and more IoT devices are offering the wireless charging feature. As wireless charging becomes more popular, the need for secured, safe, and proper charging processes is also gaining in importance.

Another member of our OPTIGA™ family, the > OPTIGA™ Trust Charge, meets this need. Designed for easy integration, this turnkey solution provides secured device authentication for inductive wireless charging. Secured wireless charging authentication with OPTIGA™ Trust Charge contributes to device and user safety by protecting against fake chargers.

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Stronger focus on privacy with 5G

With its strong focus on security, the 5G standard provides for more robust protection of privacy. It defines a broad set of security features across all network layers. Many of these are optional and thus at the discretion of the MNO. To support different implementations across the full spectrum from lightweight to more sophisticated adoption of the new 5G security features, we deliver a broad range of 5G-ready products.

Optimum choice for 5G IoT deployments

As the number of cellular IoT connections rises, adoption of cellular IoT networks is accelerating. SIM-based cellular connectivity is more resistant to security breaches than typical wireless network connections as it provides end-to-end encryption and secured key exchange.

We offer a broad range of high-quality 5G-ready eSIM solutions extending from eSIM hardware to high-end, ready-to-connect bundles such as OPTIGA™ Connect. Reaching beyond the typical secured cellular connectivity, identification, and authentication functionality required of eSIMs, our turnkey eSIM solutions also take performance and ease of deployment to the next level.

Pre-integrated cellular connectivity at scale with OPTIGA™ Connect IoT

OPTIGA™ Connect for IoT
 is designed to leverage all the advantages of cellular IoT. It enables secured and dependable cellular connectivity – even in harsh environments. Developed in collaboration with Tata Communications, this eSIM security solution illustrates how multi-layered security and encryption can be built in from the ground up to make hardware-based IoT security a core feature of emerging eSIM designs.

Pre-integrated connectivity and remote profile provisioning capabilities support fast and easy deployment and management of IoT devices across the globe. Based on our Common Criteria EAL5+ certified eSIM hardware, OPTIGA™ Connect IoT is designed to exceed the security standards typically required by industry today.

5G-ready eSIM turnkey solution for consumer devices

Our > OPTIGA™ Connect solution for mobile consumer devices gives designers a new level of freedom due to its small footprint and outstanding power efficiency, making it especially appealing for size-restricted devices. It is suited to extending secured cellular connectivity to smaller devices like smart watches, fitness trackers, and other wearables.

This ready-to-connect eSIM solution is based on our fully certified hardware and complies with the latest 5G specifications from GSMA (SGP.22 V2.2), Trusted Connectivity Alliance (eUICC Profile Package V2.3), and 3GPP (Release 15).

Making wearables smarter for secured and seamless payments

> Smart wearables and IoT devices are becoming increasingly popular as they accommodate more and more functions on smaller footprints.

Our > SECORA™ Connect family brings NFC security capabilities to smart wearables and accessories, enabling users to securely provision, store, select, and use multiple credentials such as payment cards and transport tickets.

This complete turnkey solution allows smart wearable system designers with no security or antenna design experience to seamlessly integrate a very compact, ultra-low-power solution supporting various NFC-based applications.

Learn more about Infineon’s broad solution portfolio regarding wearables > here.

Next evolution: IoT in a heartbeat

We teamed up with the innovative start-up > DEED to integrate our NFC security solution SECORA Connect (and further Infineon products like the PSoC™) into DEED’s get® wristband.

Marking the next leap in the wearable evolution, this novel device combines higher security standards with a unique ID capture method and a revolutionary, screenless interface for an ultra-intuitive user experience.

get® uses the electric signal produced by the human heart (electrocardiogram) for strong, fast and secure authentication of contactless payments. Unique to each person, the electric heartbeat signal opens up new possibilities for biometric identification.

Service enablement - part of the seamless payment security solution

Payment and transport ticketing are the must-have features of smart wearable devices. It is all about trust and security, it is also about the enablement of end-customer oriented services on the product.

As device makers are seeking for solutions to integrate individual providers and issuers for the worldwide consumers, we collaborate with global partners to offer service enablement as the key delivery.

Please be introduced to them, who help device makers to onboard the service providers to their products with the seamless Infineon payment solution.

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