When you need to go for mass production, it is common to employ a contract manufacturer (CM) to mass-produce products. CMs have access to the customer's IP and large quantities of the components they are contracted to produce. Because of this, it is essential that customers control both their IP and limit CM production to prevent theft and secure revenue. To combat these threats, Flasher Secure uses mutual authentication, authorization, and confidentiality to secure your IP and production run. As an IP owner, you have full end-to-end control of your production chain.
Flasher Secure supports vendor-specific trusted firmware features to ensure end-to-end encryption, authentication, and confidentiality covering the whole process including the 'last mile'.
Modern products carry a huge amount of intellectual property (IP). From the IP owners point of view most of the IP is located inside the firmware. IP owners want to protect their IP. The Flasher Secure system uses authentication algorithms to make sure, that only authorized boot loaders and firmware are used in the system. If one component is not genuine, the device will stop working. Simply copying the firmware and/or bootloader from one device to another is not possible any more.
A secure production programming system capable of deploying device signatures and other security tokens is a central part of a device management system, that provides security updates during the lifetime of a product without sacrificing IP protection. SEGGER's Secure Product Lifecycle Management system provides a concept of such device management system.