Security core licensed for digital TV

September 06, 2012

colin.holland-September 06, 2012

Logiways, a video-on-demand, security and embedded software integration specialist has licensed the CryptoFirewall security core technology developed by Cryptography Research.

The CryptoFirewall core is a self-contained ASIC security core which provides a secure hardware foundation for signal security applications. The core is designed to protect cryptographic keys and computations within a chip even if surrounding components are compromised.

The CryptoFirewall core is integrated directly into video decoding systems-on-a-chip  from the leading manufacturers supplying the set-top box chip market. It provides a robust and cost-effective solution that is complementary with hardware and software-based conditional access solutions, protecting against piracy of content and services.

"The hardware security provided by the CryptoFirewall core is an important element in our mission to enable extremely robust yet cost-effective content protection environments," said Jean-Phillippe Plantevin, chief executive officer at Logiways which is based in Paris, France.

“Our CryptoFirewall solution complements Logiways’ unique approach of providing their customers with security and interactivity solutions for the digital TV industry," said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at Cryptography Research.

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