Samsung launches Secure Element turnkey solution with CC EAL 5+ certification for mobile devices

Samsung, the developers of defence-grade Knox security solutions has announced yet another Secure Element turnkey solution with Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (CC EAL) 5+ certification. The security chip (S3K250AF) accompanied by its optimised software is capable of protecting private data on an isolated data storage.

The Secure Element turnkey solution is designed to be a dedicated tamper-resistant strongbox that can store confidential and cryptographic data like their PIN numbers, passwords and more. The S3K250AF chip for the Secure Element working in tandem with optimized secure OS and hardware-level protection has earned the platform CC EAL 5+ certification.

Many smartphones these days already have hardware level encryption that can protect sensitive information. The new Secure Element provides another layer of security for users, defending against reverse engineering, power glitches, laser attacks and more. The new SE solution is currently in mass production and more notably, it is used in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series smartphones.

Commenting on the launch, Dongho Shin, senior vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics said:

Strong security measures have become a crucial feature in today’s smart devices as they evolve into essential tools that hold the key to our personal data connected to various services such as the cloud and financial transactions. Samsung has a long and proven history in security solutions such as smart card ICs, IoT processors and other semiconductor products that require robust security. Our new turnkey SE solution for mobile devices will not only keep user data safer on the go but also enable new mobile applications that will broaden and enrich our everyday lives.