|[April 11, 2017]
Design SHIFT Partners with Industry Leaders to Offer Unique and Unrivaled Open Source Privacy Device Using Secure NFC Protection
Design SHIFT, building digital security, today announces in
collaboration with Intel (News - Alert), Maxim Integrated, Quanta Computers, and ST has
developed a new category of desktop PC for applications requiring high
level of security and privacy including NFC features and open source.
"This is a great achievement for the Design SHIFT team to have launched
ORWL, and so powerful to have had the chance to partner with such key
players in their respective expertise," said Olivier Boireau, CEO of
Design SHIFT. "We believe ORWL is the piece of technology the market has
been longing for."
ORWL is a desktop PC designed to provide the security needed against
physical attacks, enabling new privacy and security applications in
healthcare, financial, government and industrial infrastructures. The
security is based on two subsystems: the security subsystem is in
control of supplying power and managing encryption key/access control,
and the PC subsystem provides the standard computing environment.
ORWL comes with Ubuntu (News - Alert), Windows 10, or Qubes OS pre-installed, but users
can install and run any modern 64 bit Intel-compatible operating system.
Ubuntu is our preferred choice of system as it provides a very strong
balance of features. It is noted for its installation scripting and
default system configuration working well with a wide variety of modern
hardware and is reliable and stable.
The ORWL device hosts an Intel Skylake Core m3 processor, 8GB RAM (News - Alert), 120GB
or 480GB SSD, Intel 515 graphics, USB 3.0 Type-C ports, Micro HDMI port,
and supports 4K videos. This system can run GNU/Linux-based distros and
Furthermore, the device is protected by an active mesh in its casing.
Any attempt to brech the case, made of a type of brittle plastic that's
prone to shatter if punctured, triggers the MAXIM controller to delete
the encryption key that grants access to the user's protected data.
ST has provided the NFC controller giving critical functionality to the
Manufacturing of the device is handled by Quanta Computers giving
flexibility on the quantities of desktop PCs to be made.
Design SHIFT is actively pursuing getting ORWL certified as a
cryptographic module under a US National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard known as FIPS
140-2. This is the standard under which the US government, financial
institutions, health care providers, and other regulated industries
store and process sensitive data.
The ORWL device is shipping Q2, 2017, pricing upon request. For more
information visit www.design-shift.com.
About Design SHIFT:
Design SHIFT is building digital security providing privacy in new
generation of computers a, more than ever, demanding world. From
designing, engineering to manufacturing cycles, the company enables
developers and users in healthcare, government agencies and financial
institutions to build trusted encrypted networks, multimedia hubs and
other services that will allow individuals and organization to
communicate better, more securely. More information at www.design-shift.com.
ORWL is a unique new category of desktop PC designed for banking
technologies to protect sensitive data. ORWL requires two factors of
authentication, a key and a password. It protects against physical
attacks and will erase the SSD encryption key if tampered with, enabling
new privacy and security applications. The innovation offers physical
protection in a consumer computer available to the mass market. ORWL
runs many standard OS out of the box, it is open source. The security is
based on two subsystems: the security subsystem is in control of
supplying power and managing encryption key/access control, and the PC
subsystem provides the standard computing environment. More information
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