Wednesday, March 10, 2010

STMicroelectronics Integrates CryptoFirewall into Set-top Box Chips

STMicroelectronics began sampling set-top-box System-on-Chip (SoC) devices featuring advanced "CryptoFirewall" security for combating Pay-TV piracy -- the illicit decryption of signals for viewing or redistribution.

The CryptoFirewall security core, which was developed by Cryptography Research, features dedicated tamper-proof and emulation-resistant hardware designed to work with the STB's conditional access system. CryptoFirewall has been developed specifically to meet the pay-TV industry's needs, is already deployed in over 75 million devices.

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