Irdeto launches Keys & Credentials for ISP Routers

4 years ago

Irdeto, the world leader in digital security, today announces the launch of Keys & Credentials for Routers. Keys & Credentials for Routers is the first-of-its-kind, OEM- independent managed service offered to the ISP industry for their Broadband Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).

Now more than ever consumers rely on fast, secure, and an always-on broadband connection for remote work, education and medical monitoring, in addition to entertainment, banking, and home security. Consumers look to their ISP to provide secure equipment in their home, as the first line of protection against cyber threats on their personal data and privacy. In addition, regulators are starting to investigate the need to require additional protection for CPEs, as well as to demonstrate the ability of IPSs to recover from security breaches.

As ISPs roll-out smarter CPE to deliver new revenue-generating cloud services, security threats and IoT attacks increase in an already attractive space for hackers and cyber pirates. Therefore, ISPs are required to take the further steps to secure their CPE to protect their data infrastructure as well as their subscribers.

Irdeto Keys & Credentials for Routers is a fully managed service that lays the security foundations into any broadband CPE, ensuring recoverability and resilience for both CPE and the ISP infrastructure in the event of a router hijack or spoofing. It securely provisions unique and unclonable trusted identities into the chipset in every router, creating a hardware root of trust which is critical to verifying that a router is legitimate. The CPE then provides strong credentials with each API call, allowing the ISP’s servers to instantly identify requests from spoofed CPE, shutting down service and access. Keys & Credentials for Routers takes care of the full lifecycle for all cryptographic keys, from production and provisioning to renewal and revocation, and integrates seamlessly into the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines to enable fast deployment of signed code. With Irdeto Keys & Credentials for Routers managed service solution, ISPs can ensure that their CPE are well protected without the hassles of day-to-day management.

A breach in security can have severe consequences and companies are often not able to recover from issues affecting customer confidence in the brand resulting in lost customers. If they are not protected, operators risk financially catastrophic consequences from costs of replacing compromised CPEs to regulatory fines and/or class action lawsuits. Irdeto Keys & Credentials for Routers future-proofs CPE against new business and security needs.

Irdeto acts as a trusted authority and operates secure keying facilities. “With this new solution, Irdeto further solidifies its position as leader in the ISP infrastructure market. We manage the full lifecycle of trusted identities for routers, gateways or the Wi-Fi mesh to enable secure innovative services at the edge, while ensuring they only run ISP-authorized software against hijacking by advanced malware. It also enables operators to lead the field in compliance, resilience, and recoverability” said Shane McCarthy, COO for Video Entertainment at Irdeto. “Keys & Credentials complements the Trusted Home product suite that helps to monitor and deter security issues within the consumers’ homes.”

For more information on Keys & Credentials for Routers please visit: credentials-for-routers/

About Irdeto

Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for video entertainment, video games, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Irdeto’s solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyberservices protect over six billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. With a unique heritage in security innovation, Irdeto is the well-established and reliable partner to build a secure future where people can embrace connectivity without fear.

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