Infineon and Argus Enhance the Security of the Connected and Automated Car and Present a Cyber Security Solution for Central Gateway Protection

Mittwoch, 19.10.2016 11:30 von

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MUNICH, BADEN-BADEN, Germany and TEL-AVIV, Israel, October 19, 2016  /PRNewswire/ -- Real-time cyber security is key for the connected and automated car. As cyber-attacks on vehicles should be mitigated in real-time, cyber security solutions must recognize malicious messages and prevent their propagation over the in-vehicle network. As cyber threats are dynamic in nature, cyber security solutions need to be updated over the air in order to help vehicle fleets stay immune to the latest threats and attack methods.


At the VDI Kongress (October 19-20, 2016, Baden-Baden), Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Argus will demonstrate an integrated cyber security solution. It is based on an AURIX™ multicore microcontroller of Infineon with the Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) and remote cloud platform from Argus. At the heart of a vehicle's central gateway the cyber security solution protects the vehicle's internal network from remote cyber-attacks.

The central gateway is crucial in the automotive security architecture. It interconnects all electronic control units (ECU) of in-vehicle domains, such as those used in the powertrain, driver assistance, chassis, as well as body and convenience control. The central gateway routes and controls the complete data communication between the ECUs. In addition, it is the central access point for software updates over the air (SOTA) and for diagnostics processes and maintenance updates via the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port.

The integrated cyber security solution with AURIX and IDPS

The AURIX microcontrollers will be a key element in the vehicle's central gateway. They control processes and handle monitoring and security tasks. In safety-related systems, AURIX microcontrollers support security protocols as well as the required security functions in hardware. Their built-in Hardware Security Module (HSM) protects in-vehicle software and data communication supporting highest security levels. These include security classifications up to EVITA "high" that is used to protect critical vehicle functions against a wide variety of attack scenarios; via direct cable access to the car network and via radio interface. Thus, AURIX microcontrollers provide effective protection against hackers when trying to infiltrate the on-board systems. They offer up to six cores and best-in-class scalability in memory (up to 16 MB Flash, more than 6 MB on-chip SRAM) in combination with a rich feature set supporting latest connectivity, such as up to 12 CAN-FD channels, eMMC interface, and Ethernet functionality.

"With more connectivity embedded into a vehicle, the protection of critical system functions from cyber threats is paramount," said Thomas Boehm, Senior Director, Chassis & ADAS Microcontrollers at Infineon. "The team-up of AURIX with Argus IDPS provides a major building block of that protection enabling automotive system suppliers to benefit from an enhanced cyber security solution."

Argus developed its Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) to specifically detect anomalous messages and prevent their propagation over the in-vehicle network in real-time. As a high-performance, low latency and small footprint system, the IDPS uses context-aware heuristic and learning algorithms that enable optimal detection rate as a stand-alone solution. Combined with Argus Lifespan Protection, Argus' remote cloud platform, it provides car manufacturers with situational awareness to their fleets' cyber health via a cloud-based intuitive dashboard as well as with the means to analyze attacks and take preventive action. The IDPS supports different communication protocols, operating systems and deployment options.

"Joining forces with Infineon is a natural next-step in ensuring that today's connected cars and the vehicles of the future are protected against cyber threats", said Yoni Heilbronn, Vice President of Marketing at Argus Cyber Security. "Cyber security needs to be integrated into the entire design and manufacturing processes of vehicles. The Argus IDPS constitutes one significant protection layer out of our multi-layered solution suites for the automotive industry."

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About Argus Cyber Security

Argus is the world's largest, independent automotive cyber security company. Argus' comprehensive and proven solution suites protect connected cars and commercial vehicles against cyber attacks. With decades of experience in both cyber security and the automotive industry, Argus offers innovative security methods and proven computer networking know-how with a deep understanding of automotive best practices. Customers include car manufacturers, their Tier 1 suppliers, and aftermarket connectivity providers. Founded in 2013, Argus is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in Michigan, Silicon Valley, Stuttgart and Tokyo. Visit to learn more.

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About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2015 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of about Euro 5.8 billion with some 35,400 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).

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