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September 07, 2012

Logiways Licenses Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall

The CryptoFirewall core from Cryptography Research, a division of Rambus (News - Alert), is a hardware-based security core that provides an excellent level of security and tamper-resistance and is also inexpensive. The core is designed to reduce the risk of security failure and simplify product development. It consists of a security boundary inside a chip that stores private keys and can maintain security even if the rest of the system is compromised.

Recently, the company partnered with LOGIWAYS, a Video-on-Demand security and embedded software integration specialist, to license CryptoFirewall security core technology created by Cryptography Research to assist in creating advanced solutions safeguarding video delivery revenue streams.

Offering a safe hardware foundation for signal security applications, the CryptoFirewall core is a self-contained ASIC security core. From manufacturers supplying the set-top box chip market, the CryptoFirewall core is combined directly into video decoding systems-on-a-chip (SoCs). Protecting against piracy of content and services, it provides a dependable and inexpensive solution that is complementary with hardware and software-based conditional access solutions, the company stated in a press release.

“Our CryptoFirewall solution complements Logiways’ unique approach of providing their customers with security and interactivity solutions for the digital TV industry," said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at Cryptography Research, in a press release released by the company. "We’re excited to work with Logiways as they focus on helping operators deliver high-quality, fully-secured content to consumers around the world.”

Recently, the company announced that it was thinking of reducing around 42 jobs, or 15 percent of its workforce. It also announced that it was looking to reorganize its business in an effort to reduce costs. The company will record $6 million in severance charges over the next two quarters. Rambus hopes to save $30 million to $35 million from the job cuts, excluding those costs and other investments in strategic business.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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