Icon Labs partners with Infineon on IoT security

April 27, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Icon Labs has announced that its IoT Certificate management solution supports Infineon Technologies’ OPTIGA™ Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

The partnership enables device manufacturers to manage PKI certificates throughout the product lifecycle using the OPTIGA™ TPM, including support for certificate injection during device manufacturing. Instead of having to manually install a certificate into each device, the device comes off the assembly line with a PKI certificate already installed. Infineon`s OPTIGA™ TPM chip complies with the internationally recognized security standards of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Infineon is recognized as the world’s leading supplier of security solutions for Trusted Computing.

Security is a critical requirement for the IoT, and strong device authentication, using widely adopted PKI technology, enables managed security solutions for IoT deployments. Floodgate Certificate Authority (CA) and Floodgate PKI Client from Icon Labs allow manufacturers to incorporate certificate-based authentication using the OPTIGA™ TPM for secure key storage. Capabilities include certificate creation during the manufacturing process using private keys stored in the TPM, certificate creation during device provisioning, and certificate management throughout the life of the device.

Icon Labs provides both the client- and server-sides of the PKI solution required to automate secure provisioning and enrollment. The Floodgate PKI Client is compatible with public and private CAs, providing the flexibility to operate a private PKI system without dependence on a public CA or to operate within the hierarchy of a public CA. The OPTIGA™ TPM securely stores the keys, the Floodgate Factory CA Server creates device authentication certificates, and the Floodgate PKI Client enables a connection in the field to a CA for issuance of TLS and other run-time certificates. The certificates create a Root of Trust enabling secure machine-to-machine communications, using keys secured by the OPTIGA™ TPM.