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Next-Generation Security-on-a-Chip for Smart Things, from STMicroelectronics, Comes with Certified Protection Profiles for European Utilities
New STSAFE chip combines latest digital-security features to keep connected IoT objects safe
Turnkey applets accelerate time to market for secure smart meters, data concentrators, and gateways
Certified Common Criteria CC-EAL5+ and compliant with ENEDIS specification for French smart-metering market
Certified by BSI for German smart-metering market: BSI-DSZ-CC-1037-2018
Focused on providing state-of-the-art security for connected objects, the STSAFE-J100 gives the object an unalterable identity that can be authenticated; it also handles encrypted communications and provides secure storage. It is easily integrated in IoT (
The STSAFE-J100 extends ST's successful track record in robust, user-friendly, hardware-digital security for e-government, transportation, banking, and consumer projects, with over 1 billion embedded secure elements delivered yearly to protect devices and networks worldwide.
"Today's on-line services and connection to remote objects need a high level of protection against ever-evolving cyber threats. It is crucial to offer device makers state-of-the-art security for a minimum integration effort," said
To help customers take full advantage of the flexibility of the STSAFE-J100 and ensure uncompromising threat protection, ST provides secure device-personalization service. Personalizing each device with its unique identity and cryptographic keys is a fundamental part of the secure-element philosophy to create trusted hardware resistant to cloning or hacking. ST's service is safe and cost-effective, and relieves customers of responsibility for secure programming, preventing exposure of keys and secrets, and distributing programmed devices.
The STSAFE-J100 occupies minimal real-estate on the main system board, in either a 5mm x 5mm VFQFPN32, 6.0mm x 4.9mm SO8N, or 4.2mm x 4.0mm UDFN8 package. Please contact your local ST sales office for pricing options and sample requests.
Notes for Editors:
The STSAFE-J100 is backwards-compatible with its predecessor, ST's Kerkey embedded secure element, to preserve customers' existing investment in software and development expertise. The new chip adds extra memory, offering up to 66kB of user data storage; it executes cryptographic algorithms faster, leveraging its updated and higher-performing secure microcontroller embedding dedicated hardware accelerator.
Running on this improved hardware, the latest JavaCard secure OS, Version 3.0.4 Classic with GlobalPlatform provides advanced security features, including support for Password Authenticated Connection Establishment (PACE) protocol. Leveraging ST's crypto library including DES/3DES, RSA, ECC and
Protection profiles, run as applets on the JavaCard OS, enable rapid customization to meet the needs of individual markets and use cases. The STSAFE-J100 can be supplied ready for customers to integrate their own applets, or with selected off-the-shelf applets from ST that dramatically reduce integration and certification overhead and allow faster time to market. ST has extended the selection of pre-certified applets available for the STSAFE-J100, which includes generic applets as well as the latest BSI-CC-PP-0077-V2 and Enedis protection profiles allowing users to quickly and cost-effectively configure solutions for the German and French smart-utility markets.
Also part of the STSAFE-J100 ecosystem, in addition to the turnkey applets and secure personalization service, the STS-J-PROGQ32ELx development board allows engineers to interact with the chip using general-purpose MCU development boards. The STSAFE-J100 is delivered with all documentation, software libraries, drivers, and test tool, and a code example to help personalize the device.
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 CC EAL: Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level: the internationally standardized (ISO/IEC 15408) framework for defining and evaluating security of IT equipment. Assurance levels range from 1 (functionally tested) to 7 (formally verified): EAL5+ is among the highest normally applicable for commercial/civil purposes.
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