OnBoard Security® today announced the release of the System API for TrustSentinel TSS 2.0, the first commercially available middleware for the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
TrustSentinel makes it easier for Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturers to build secure, deeply embedded applications. The TrustSentinel TSS 2.0 System API (SAPI) abstracts the low-level TPM functions, allowing developers to use the TPM’s hardware root of trust functionality without the need to understand the complex inner-workings of the TPM. The SAPI has a small memory footprint, making it an effective security-enabler for low-cost devices.
The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) is a global consortium of semiconductor and equipment vendors that has developed hardware and software specifications to significantly improve the security of any computing platform through an inviolable root of trust. The TPM TCG Software Stack (TSS) is the middleware specification that provides the core interface and security services framework for any application relying on a TPM.
“Internet of Things manufacturers understand the need for security features such as Remote Attestation, Measured Boot and Volume Encryption,” explained Gene Carter, VP of Products for OnBoard Security. “TrustSentinel TSS 2.0’s System API allows the developers to implement these necessary security applications while keeping the memory requirements to a minimum.”
“OnBoard Security is the premier supplier of TPM middleware,” said Peter Samson, CEO of OnBoard Security. “Our customers can be confident that TrustSentinel TSS 2.0 has been exhaustively tested and is fully supported by our industry-acclaimed trusted computing experts. The same cannot be said for open source alternatives.”
TrustSentinel TSS 2.0 SAPI is available for Windows, Linux and Raspbian operating systems and tested for both positive and negative scenarios with TPM hardware from Infineon, ST, NationZ and Nuvoton. OnBoard Security also offers an Enhanced System API for developers who want a higher level of TPM abstraction.
About OnBoard Security
OnBoard Security was created to help automotive and IoT organizations stay ahead of the curve through superior cybersecurity. For over 10 years, the world-renowned experts at OnBoard Security have been pioneering technologies that protect the Internet of Things, now and for the future. We address three significant challenges; ensuring the security and privacy of connected vehicles, making hardware roots of trust easy to use, and avoiding the existential threat from quantum computers to the integrity of the internet. To learn more about our Trusted Computing solutions, please contact [email protected]
Membership in the Trusted Computing Group is your key to participating with fellow industry stakeholders in the quest to develop and promote trusted computing technologies.
Standards-based Trusted Computing technologies developed by TCG members now are deployed in enterprise systems, storage systems, networks, embedded systems, and mobile devices and can help secure cloud computing and virtualized systems.
Trusted Computing Group announced that its TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) Library Specification was approved as a formal international standard under ISO/IEC (the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission). TCG has 90+ specifications and guidance documents to help build a trusted computing environment.