Sequitur Labs’ EmSPARK Security Suite incorporated into Lenovo ThinkEdge offerings

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Sequitur Labs has been selected by Lenovo to protect edge AI computing applications utilised as part of the Lenovo ThinkEdge SE70 platform.

ThinkEdge SE70 is an AI edge platform for businesses and has been designed to meet the expanding intelligent transformation requirements from logistics, transportation and smart cities to retail, healthcare and manufacturing.

Lenovo’s edge solution is powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX system on module and by implementing Sequitur as the security suite it is able to ensure that the SE70 isolates dedicated hardware running AI models and delivers inferences and relevant data, helping to secure AI models at the edge.

“Internet of Things (IoT) deployment is a tremendous market opportunity for both solution providers and enterprises based on the ability of AI solutions at the edge to make decisions to optimise operations and support new strategies,” said Blake Kerrigan, General Manager of ThinkEdge, Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group. “Although these devices offer significant upside, there remains an equally great need to better secure and protect the devices and IP in deployment. That’s why we are committed to work with Sequitur Labs to develop our first appliance designed to better protect AI models at the edge.”

Sequitur Labs’ EmSPARK Security Suite was designed to address solutions in industries where embedded security is critical, in particular, protection of AI models at the edge. Supporting security functions for encryption, storage, data transmission and key/certificate management are delivered by EmSPARK and housed in a microprocessor’s secure memory partition. IoT hardware manufacturers are using EmSPARK to implement device-level security by addressing technical, IP, supply chain and business process challenges.

Developers are able to build applications that use security enhanced resources without having to become experts in cryptography and complex chip-level security technologies. Overall, the solution reduces security development and deployment time and investment by 40 to 70 percent, significantly reducing risk and BOM costs by removing hardware dedicated-security like Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs).

“Having developed a robust security suite that already integrates with cloud platforms and supports NVIDIA Jetson, our working with Lenovo to extend protection to their ThinkEdge platform was a natural extension of the EmSPARK technology,” said Larry O’Connell, Vice President of Marketing, Sequitur Labs. “As more and more enterprises begin to incorporate IoT devices like the ThinkEdge SE70 into their overall network architecture, having an integrated security suite provides peace of mind that they are better protected from attacks throughout the life of the product. We are pleased to have been selected by Lenovo to help secure and manage AI models at the edge.”

The Lenovo ThinkEdge SE70 is available in select markets worldwide.