Dover Microsystems, today announced the company has aligned with NXP Semiconductors. NXP will utilize Dover’s groundbreaking CoreGuard technology to create inherently secure processors for embedded devices. CoreGuard’s hardware-based technology monitors every instruction executed by the host processor, thereby instantly blocking instructions that violate pre-established security rules. This technology will complement the strong security foundation implemented in NXP processors, which already include functions such as secure boot, crypto acceleration, and tamper resistance.
With growing IoT and ubiquitous connectivity, ensuring the safety, security, and privacy of devices and data is a growing concern. NXP has long been committed to identifying cutting- edge innovations that ensure secure connections for a smarter world. NXP recognized the potential of Dover’s technology when it was still incubating at Draper and will leverage the shared vision to provide customers with robust protection for connected devices by enabling processors to defend themselves in real-time from network-based attacks.
Unlike other security products on the market, Dover’s CoreGuard solution aims to solve cybersecurity challenges at the silicon level. A commercialized product since 2017, CoreGuard is the industry’s first proven hardware-based approach to cybersecurity.