SecureRF Joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program

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SecureRF, a provider of quantum-resistant security tools for the Internet of Things (IoT), has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program.

Cooperation between the two companies will enable customers developing IoT solutions, across a wide selection of applications and markets, to take advantage of ST products which have been embedded with SecureRF’s authentication and data protection solutions, which are intended for low-resource 32-, 16-, and 8-bit processors and other small IoT devices.

Edge devices, including resource-constrained processors and wireless sensor nodes, are continually being added to the billions of devices that make up the IoT. However, these low-resource devices and bring with them limitations that make securing them more difficult; they require secure authentication and data protection, but may not always possess the computing and memory resources to incorporate contemporary security solutions with acceptable runtimes and resource allocation.

SecureRF products look to address this challenge with authentication and data protection solutions specifically designed to meet the requirements for the compact operating footprint of millions of ultra-low-energy edge devices, as well as helping to extend the useful working life of battery-powered IoT processors.

Specifically, SecureRF’s Walnut Digital Signature Algorithm (WalnutDSA) is an ultra-fast signature verification solution that uses the company’s breakthrough Group Theoretic Cryptography algorithm — the world’s first linear-in-time method. A second key technology from SecureRF is its Ironwood Key Agreement Protocol (Ironwood KAP), a Diffie-Hellman-like authentication protocol that has been optimised for cost and power, and which delivers at least 30 times more efficient performance than ECC and gives IoT developers a tool that is quantum-resistant to all known attacks.

“Our security solutions for low-resource processors are highly efficient and meet the requirements of the smallest 8- and 16-bit things in the IoT universe,” said Louis Parks, President and CEO of SecureRF. “Teaming up with platform providers and vendors such as STMicroelectronics, helps us deliver future-proof cryptography solutions that are faster, smaller and more energy-efficient.”

“The new ST Partner Program helps customers’ design teams access extra skills and resources including security tools and solutions to aid engineering development and shorten time-to-market for new products,” explained Alessandro Maloberti, Partner Ecosystem Director, STMicroelectronics. “By selecting, qualifying and certifying our program partners, we are taking a major step in helping customers accelerate design and development, and ship to market moe secure, robust, and efficient products and services.”