Platform enables easy and economical FIPS 140-2 Level 3-compliant solutions that satisfy ever-increasing security requirements in healthcare, home automation, secure-access control systems, and portable data storage
Geneva, Switzerland and Seattle, WA - March 14, 2017 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and ClevX, an intellectual-property innovator and technology developer for portable storage and mobile device manufacturers, today announced the availability of a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliant Encryption Technology Platform reference design for security applications using commercial/industrial-, rather than military-grade chips. The STM32 microcontroller-based platform will aid designers and manufacturers to design and build highly secure FIPS-compliant solutions suited for applications that require certified cryptographic functions. These application domains include consumer, corporate, and industrial applications in healthcare, home automation and security, secure-access control systems, and portable data storage.
"Using the STM32's advanced security features helped ClevX fortify their secure portable-storage reference platform," said Tony Keirouz, VP IoT Strategy, Security, and Microcontrollers, STMicroelectronics' Americas Region. "With the reference platform's quality independently proven through its FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, and the benefit of using high-quality commercial-grade products instead of military-grade ones, designers and manufacturers can meet their application's security needs on time and on budget."
The new ST/ClevX reference design is based on the ClevX-patented DataLock / DataLock BT technology platform for secure portable-storage media. The design uses ST's ultra-low-power STM32 MCUs and Bluetooth® Low Energy chips (BlueNRG), along with both ST/ClevX-based hardware, firmware and the related smartphone/wearables app is immediately available for licensing and partnerships.
"With ever-increasing public and corporate requirements for privacy and security," said Lev Bolotin, Founder/CEO, ClevX, LLC, "the DataLock and DataLock® BT Security solutions use ST and ClevX technologies to allow designers and manufacturers to create and build cost-effective FIPS 140-2-compliant solutions that are simple to use while allowing legitimate operators to authenticate themselves to the devices and systems they need to use with FIPS-compliant solutions."
Founded in 2005, ClevX® is a Seattle-based IP/Technology development and licensing company - Your Innovation Partner. It's focused on the Security/Mobility markets where ClevX pioneered and continues to lead the industry with its secure, portable USB storage platform (OS-agnostic, hardware-encrypted, bootable) and line of award-winning, client licensed DATALOCK® Secured devices (FIPS Certified), and portable software applications - DriveSecurity(TM) - USB antivirus, and USBtoCloud(TM)/CloudKey(TM) - automatic backup for your portable drives to a predefined cloud, and EncryptUSB(TM) - automatic encryption tool for your data on-the-go. ClevX strives to help clients scale innovation and differentiates itself by creating solutions that are simple, clever and elegant. For more information visit www.clevx.com.
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 FIPS 140-2 Level 3 is one of the highest security levels specified by the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). It is used to validate security systems that are deployed to protect sensitive information. More information may be found in the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 140-2. http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips140-2/fips1402.pdf.
 One example: DataLock® Secured iStorage datAshurPro® USB 3.0 Flash Drive, FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated - Cert. No. 2688