Embedded Security Market
The rapid growth of embedded computing and with it the requirements for connectivity, system integrity, open operating systems, multimedia and applications are fueling the need for security solutions. By enabling consumer, industrial and enterprise applications, while addressing the threats of theft and hacking, embedded security has become crucial to the continued development of embedded computing.
Embedded security also addresses a wide range of threats including malicious software, ensure reliability, policy enforcement, device cloning and IPR protection. The requirements for embedded security cut across a wide range of markets, including; mobile devices, flash-based storage, automobiles, consumer electronics, multifunction printers, networking, as well as a broad range of industrial machinery.
Each of these markets with their associated applications and business drivers are driving the need for a robust security solution encompassing a combination of certification, cryptographic acceleration, power optimization and applications. Requirements for embedded security include; secure communication, software integrity protection, anti-cloning and anti-hacking, secure data logging, preventing use of non-original peripherals and content protection (Digital Rights Management).
Legacy security methods have not been able to meet the cost, performance, power consumption and robustness requirements of embedded computing. A new approach, comprising a complete system solution combined with hardware-based infrastructure, has fast become the best practice in today’s burgeoning embedded security market.