German Federal Government Certifies Infineon TPM

Infineon Technologies’ OPTIGA Trusted Platform Module (TPM) has been certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), according to Common Criteria EAL4+.

OPTIGA is based on the latest TPM 2.0 standard, and is the first such device to comply with internationally recognized computer security requirements. Google’s new OnHub Wi-Fi router, Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet and many other platforms take advantage of Infineon OPTIGA TPM devices.

The Common Criteria certification is an independent third-party process that helps system and device manufacturers select trustworthy solutions. With Common Criteria certification, Infineon is first in the industry to support the forward-looking requirement that Windows 10 personal computers be equipped with TPM 2.0. This most recent version of the TPM standard (ISO/IEC 11889:2015) also addresses the security requirements of a growing number of internet of things (IoT) devices.

Trusted computing based on TPM root-of-trust hardware provides robust protection for such devices as gateways and routers used in smart homes, mobile devices as well as connected industrial and automotive systems.

 “Infineon has already provided embedded security to more than 350 million connected devices,” said Juergen Spaenkuch, head of platform security at Infineon Technologies. “Being the first supplier of a Common Criteria-certified TPM 2.0 device underlines our market and innovation leadership and opens the doors to new markets. Especially as the need for hardware-based security is expanding from traditional computing to include new IoT market segments.”

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