Silicon Labs’ Secure Vault Becomes World’s First IoT Security Solution to Achieve PSA Certified Level 3 Status

Silicon Labs' Secure Vault Becomes World's First IoT Security Solution to Achieve PSA Certified Level 3 Status

Award-winning low power SoCs enable developers to secure IoT products against software and hardware attacks which can compromise intellectual property, ecosystem, brand trust 

Silicon Labs, a provider of silicon, software and solutions for a smarter, more connected world, officially became the world’s first silicon innovator to achieve PSA Certifieds highest level of IoT hardware and software security protection. PSA Certified – a respected security body for the Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, software and devices co-founded by Arm – awarded PSA Certified Level 3 status to Silicon Labs’ EFR32MG21, a wireless SoC with Secure Vault.

This milestone achievement cements Silicon Labs as the leader in securing the IoT from bad actors. Secure Vault, which delivers the stringent security software and PUF hardware requirements as defined by PSA Certified Level 3, greatly reduces the risk of IoT ecosystem security breaches and the compromise of intellectual property or revenue loss from counterfeiting. Specifically, Secure Vault technology:

  • Protects against scalable local and remote software attacks
  • Defends against local hardware attacks, which – although historically less common than software attacks – are on the rise due to the surge of affordable and easily accessible tools
  • Passes testing from independent third-party laboratories that attempt to infringe security functions for a specified amount of time with sophisticated equipment

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‘As attacks on IoT applications continue to rise and grow in complexity, the importance of securing devices at the chip level remains crucial,’ said Andy Rose, chief system architect and fellow at Arm. ‘Silicon Labs is the first silicon provider to achieve PSA Certified Level 3 status, demonstrating a proven PSA Root of Trust and a solution that offers substantial protection against an extensive range of sophisticated software and hardware attacks.’

Launched in 2020, Secure Vault is an award-winning suite of state-of-the-art features designed to help connected device manufacturers address escalating and ever-evolving IoT security threats and regulatory pressures.