Silicon Labs announced that its hardware and software technologies dedicated to securing IoT devices against growing and evolving threats have earned third-party IoT security certifications from both PSA Certified and the ioXt Alliance.
Secure Vault is a new suite of state-of-the-art security features that are designed to help connected device manufacturers address escalating IoT security threats and regulatory pressures.
It will be available on September 9th in Silicon Labs’ new EFR32MG21B multiprotocol wireless SoCs, and has achieved PSA Certified Level 2 certification, which is based on a comprehensive assurance framework co-founded by Arm that helps IoT security standardization and removes security as a barrier to time-to-market.
“From tiny low-power sensors to high performance IoT devices, security must be built in at the chip level to ensure a strong foundation,” said Andy Rose, chief system architect and fellow at Arm. “Silicon Labs understands the importance of this and by achieving PSA Certified Level 2, their customers can be assured of robust protection against scalable software attacks, enabling secure SoCs for mass market IoT deployment.
Silicon Labs’ xG22 Thunderboard and EFR32MG21B development kits also achieved SmartCert security certification status from the ioXt Alliance.
These Silicon Labs ioXt certifications can be leveraged by any device manufacturer using Silicon Labs’ xG22 and xG21B to greatly reduce their own device level ioXt certification time and effort.
“Threats are continuously evolving, and the demands on IoT product developers to keep up can be difficult – particularly in low cost, resource-constrained IoT products,” said Matt Johnson, the senior vice president of IoT at Silicon Labs. “Securing IoT products in our connected world is a necessity as customer data and cloud-based business models are increasingly targeted for costly hacks, and IoT security requirements are quickly becoming law. Silicon Labs is committed to working with the security community, customers and third-party security experts to deliver state-of-the-art security solutions that help protect connected IoT devices today and tomorrow.”