SAN FRANCISCOSecure processor vendor CPU Technology Inc. Monday (Sept. 28) introduced a security server that combines hardware and software used to encrypt embedded applications and configure security features for the company's Acalis CPU872 secure processors.
The server, Acalis Sentry, is primarily used to encrypt software images for use with Acalis CPU872 secure processors, according to CPU Tech (Pleasanton, Calif.). The device leverages a combination of industry standard and proprietary encryption algorithms and is used by software developers to protect software binaries and associated data such that only customer-specific CPU872 devices can be used to decrypt and boot those images, according to the firm.
The Acalis Sentry is also used to configure CPU872 security features, including on-chip firewall settings, tamper detection responses, tamper detection forensic settings and various seeds and keys used by the target CPU872, CPU Tech said.
Acalis CPU872, introduced in April, is a secure processor that provides anti-tamper technology for commercial and military systems as outlined in U.S. Department of Defense instruction 5200.39.
The Acalis Sentry secure server is available under a time-based license through CPU Tech. Purchase options for the host hardware are available for permanent installation in secure development environments. More information about the product is available on the company's website.