TMCNet:  Switzerland : STMicroelectronics introduces New security module KERKEY for smart-grid platforms [TendersInfo (India)]

[February 21, 2014]

Switzerland : STMicroelectronics introduces New security module KERKEY for smart-grid platforms [TendersInfo (India)]

(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) STMicroelectronics (ST) declared that it has introduced an advanced security module, dubbed KERKEY , which is aimed at preventing malicious attacks on smart-grid gateways, concentrators, and smart meters.


The new module advantages the company's secure-processor family architecture offering the benefits of a hardware foundation that satisfies CC EAL6+ Penetration Testing for smart-card ICs and FIPS-140 Penetration Testing for multiple-chip cryptographic modules. It can be personalized as per the individual customer needs.

It is claimed that, KERKEY is the first device of its type to support the Java Card operating system, JC2. The module meets BSI3 protection profile for smart-grid security modules and is certified to common criteria (CC1) EAL4+ and AVA-VAN level 52.

KERKEY allows equipment producers to meet the highest security standards cost-effectively using a single chip that offers unparalleled flexibility to customize and differentiate their applications, said STMicroelectronics Secure Microcontroller Division group vice president and general manager Marie-France Florentin.

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