Winbond partners with Karamba Security for embedded cybersecurity across automotive, IoT, and other connected platforms

Karamba Security collaborated with Winbond Electronics to enhance embedded software security in automotive and other connected industries. OEMs and tier ones use Karamba’s embedded cybersecurity solutions for connected systems to protect their software and reduce vulnerability exposures. Under the new partnership, Karamba will offer enhanced hardware security with the use of Winbond’s secure memories.

The Karamba and Winbond collaboration will provide cybersecurity offerings that leverage Winbond’s TrustME secure flash memories with Karamba’s embedded security policy. Winbond’s line of secure memories combines its NOR flash manufacturing process and hardware security technology. 

The company’s offerings range from secured EAL5+ Common Criteria certified flash memory device to cost effective EAL2 and Arm PSA certified memory devices.

Winbond Electronics’ secure memory with tamper resistance allows Karamba’s Runtime Integrity security to focus on performance excellence, automatically hardening the full image of the connected system and preventing modification of the factory settings.

In August, Karamba Security joined with Cypress Semiconductor to enhance security hardening for the automotive industry. Karamba and Cypress will leverage the Cypress Semper Flash in-memory compute capabilities for connected systems hardening, using standard flash memory form factors, to reduce cybersecurity risks. 

Cypress Semper NOR Flash architecture allows users to add advanced cryptographic capabilities to the flash in addition to superior performance and critical functional safety and reliability. With Karamba’s focus on performance excellence, end-to-end security of connected systems is possible with a zero-trust approach to cybersecurity.

Karamba Security provides embedded cybersecurity solutions for connected systems. Product manufacturers in automotive, Industry 4.0, IoT, and enterprise edge rely on Karamba’s automated runtime integrity software to self-protect their products against Remote Code Execution (RCE) cyberattacks with negligible performance impact.

After 32 successful engagements with 17 automotive OEMs and tier 1s, product providers trust Karamba’s solutions for compliance and increasing their brand competitiveness when protecting their customers against cyberthreats.

“Teaming with a pioneer in certified secure memories enables us to improve security while maintaining the high-performance characteristics required in automotive and industrial systems,” said Ami Dotan, Karamba Security’s co-founder and CEO. “More than ever, autonomous vehicles, industry 4.0 controllers, and enterprise IoT edge devices need security technology that is embedded in them and which does not impact performance. Partnering with Winbond, with its certified secure memories, strengthens our commitment to offer state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions and increases customer trust in our solutions.”

“Karamba’s Control Flow Integrity (CFI) is becoming an industry requirement in automotive embedded systems and is expanding to other industries, making this collaboration a natural one,” said Hung-Wei Chen, director of Winbond secure flash memory marketing. “Security is everyone’s business, and every layer must take part in securing the overall system, so memory with built-in security is becoming indispensable. Winbond’s Common Criteria certified production site guarantees secured production, software programing, and key provisioning for connected systems. Partnering with Karamba complements our security offerings and allows us to provide comprehensive solutions to our customers.”

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