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Atmel, Intel team up to boost security in IoT apps

Posted: 21 Aug 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Atmel  Intel  IoT  wireless  cloud 

Atmel Corp. has revealed that it is collaborating with Intel to bring more secure Internet of Things (IoT) applications to market. As such, Atmel will support Intel Enhanced Privacy ID (Intel EPID) technology on all Atmel SmartConnect wireless solutions to boost secure cloud provisioning, the mutual authentication of the IoT node with the cloud.

With tens of billions of devices anticipated by 2020, security is one of the critical components to enabling a seamless connection between the edge node to the cloud. Atmel also claims to offer a complete portfolio of IoT solutions that combine Atmel | SMART MCUs along with its SmartConnect wireless technologies ranging from WiFi, 802.15.4 and Bluetooth, and Atmel secure products. This effort enables developers using Atmel wireless solutions the option to use the trusted Intel EPID identification standard in their solutions.

Intel EPID is an ISO standard for identity and privacy that has been shipping in Intel platforms since 2011. The technology delivers a hardware root of trust and is PKI compatible. With Intel EPID, devices can be identified and a secure communication can be linked between these devices. Additionally, the group membership can be determined without revealing the identity of the specific platform allowing for another level of security. Intel EPID can dynamically assign and revoke group memberships by individuals. Even more, this technology meets the latest protected key delivery requirements for content and data protection protocols.

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