Winbond’s New 128Mb TrustME® W77Q Secure Flash memory adds critical H/W protection to Karamba Security’s XGuard™ embedded security software, providing customers end to end runtime integrity protection for critical applications such as over-the-air updates
TAICHUNG, Taiwan– 2021-12-08 – Winbond Electronics Corporation, a leading global supplier of semiconductor memory solutions, and Karamba Security, a leading embedded security provider for connected devices, today announced unprecedented automotive cybersecurity solution with their collaborative solution.
Karamba’s XGuard™ software has already been recognized as a name in the automotive and IoT markets, enabling customers to comply with the new UN R155 regulation, detect and prevent cyber-attacks on the device, without changing R&D and validation processes.
Winbond’s new TrustME® W77Q expands flash memory capacity to 128Mb, while maintaining its hardware root-of-trust and secure, encrypted, data-storage and data-transfer capabilities.
The combined Winbond-Karamba solution takes cybersecurity protection several steps further by maintaining system integrity even if the ECU itself is breached. Thanks to Winbond’s W77Q secure channel, and Karamba’s XGuard whitelist verification and CFI (Control Flow Integrity) validation, users will benefit from an out-of-the-box secured OTA updates, without requiring to invest resources in costly OTA secure channels.
The combined solution offers deterministic integrity checks, from development throughout the supply chain, starting from the silicon Fab, through deployment in the customers’ manufacturing plant, to runtime, without requiring customers to change their development or manufacturing processes.
"We are excited to be working with Winbond to provide an out-of-the-box secure memory solution for our automotive and IoT customers," said Assaf Harel, Karamba's Chief Scientist and Co-Founder. "The Winbond W77Q Secure Memory adds an additional layer of security to the Karamba's XGuard", he added, "enabling secure Over-The-Air update, allowing automotive customers to meet the UN R155 & R156 and the ISO21434 new security regulations—now mandated by many of our customers—without having to make costly changes to R&D or supply chain processes."
"The world is rapidly accelerating towards connected cars, accentuating the importance of safety and security at every level. Together with Karamba Security, we provide a complete secured environment for customer applications that meet the strict automotive safety and security certifications required by the industry, including AEC-Q100, ISO26262 and ISO21434" said Ilia Stolov, Technology Head of Winbond Secure Flash. "Karamba is a great example of the collaborations we are seeking with leading application providers concerned with making our world safer", he added.