KERKEY is an advanced security module that prevents malicious attacks on smart-grid gateways, concentrators, and smart meters. While meeting very high industry-security standards, KERKEY can be personalised to meet individual requirements.
Using the robust architecture of ST’s secure-processor family, KERKEY delivers the benefits of an established hardware foundation that satisfies CC EAL6+ Penetration Testing for smart-card ICs and FIPS-140 Penetration Testing for Multiple-Chip Cryptographic Modules.
Certified to Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+ and AVA-VAN level 5, as well as fulfilling the BSI Protection Profile for smart-grid security modules, KERKEY is the first device of its type to support the Java Card operating system (JC2.2). This allows efficient implementation of cryptographic services using a Java applet, and increases flexibility to differentiate features at the application level. KERKEY is delivered as a ready-to-use security module that requires only a small amount of final configuration.
The KERKEY secure element comes in a QFN32 package with ISO-7816 and I 2C interfaces.