Monday, June 17, 2024

Integrated AI-Driven Security Processors Could Help Fight Cybercrime

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Single-chip trusted control/compute units (TCUs) detect cyber-attacks on next-generation servers in data centers, 5G infrastructure, and network switches.

Axiado Corporation, an AI-enhanced hardware cyber security company, has launched the AX3000 and AX2000 trusted control/compute units (TCUs), which the company claims to be the world’s first fully integrated hardware security platform solutions driven by AI. Their primary purpose is identifying cyber security threats and ransomware attacks on advanced servers and infrastructure components within cloud data centers, 5G networks, and network switches. According to the press release issued by the company, the TCUs serve as an authoritative “final barrier” against potential threats, even in situations where other network functions have been compromised. The TCUs are positioned at the bottommost layer of the hardware stack and consolidate all security functionalities into a unified system on a chip (SoC). The TCU claims to provide a robust defense against side-channel attacks, such as differential power analysis, voltage glitching, and clock manipulation, which are utilized for extracting cryptographic keys.

According to the company’s claim, the TCU safeguards the system and facilitates its recovery by isolating it from the network by actively identifying and halting ongoing attacks. The TCUs claim to introduce a novel classification of cyber security processors equipped with forensic capabilities. These processors merge silicon, Artificial intelligence (AI), and data collection with software, forming a compact and energy-efficient SoC that incorporates specialized AI functionality exclusively tailored for security purposes. The press release highlights that the TCU platform unveils unprecedented capabilities, including the ability to identify ransomware attacks. Enclosed within a compact 23 x 23 BGA SoC and consuming less than 5W of power, the TCU showcases a distributed hardware security manager. 

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“This is a major step forward in our vision to provide comprehensive, AI-driven platform security in a single-chip SoC,” said Gopi Sirineni, President and CEO, Axiado. “Our TCU is a game changer that delivers a lower cost of ownership than any other alternative in the market. We look forward to collaborating with Original Equipment Manufacturers/Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs/OEMs), cloud service providers, and the entire security ecosystem to help make the world’s digital infrastructure safer and more secure.”

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Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.


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