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Microsemi unveils advanced security IP block

Posted: 14 Nov 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Microsemi? security IP? FPGA? SoC?

Microsemi Corp. has rolled out what it says is an advanced security IP block offering additional layers of user-configurable tamper protection and responses to the company's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs. With EnforcIT Security Monitor, Microsemi's FPGA devices can be easily configured to interface with hardware security mechanisms built into the silicon of these FPGAs.

When configured for reporting, EnforcIT Security Monitor can report to the FPGA a variety of internal security flags and system conditions. When configured to act autonomously, EnforcIT Security Monitor can respond to malicious FPGA threats and take action, mitigating further attack by protecting or destroying critical data and design.

EnforcIT Security Monitor is a single, low-resource soft IP block capable of monitoring and responding to an assortment of internal security flags and system conditions. Taking full advantage of the tamper detectors and responses built into the FPGA silicon, it can be configured to report threats, act autonomously or some combination of the two allowing the user to find the right balance between security, performance and safety. Microsemi's EnforcIT Security Monitor can also be used as part of the layered solution in NSAs Commercial Solutions for Classified Program.

EnforcIT Security Monitor is released as a single component, an IP block in encrypted source form. Provided with this IP block is technical support and comprehensive documentation describing the use and configuration of the product along with best practices. Customers interested in evaluating or purchasing EnforcIT Security Monitor can contact their local Microsemi sales representative for more information or email and reference "EnforcIT Security Monitor" in the subject line.

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