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Introducing microSignet

When semiconductors are manufactured, memories within those semiconductors include naturally occurring variances. These virtually unnoticeable differences typically don’t interfere with the operation of the semiconductor but are nonetheless a permanent characteristic.

These internal physical characteristics are unique to each piece of silicon, much like a fingerprint is to each human. Unlike other security solutions, microSignet 'fingerprints' uniquely identify a given piece of hardware, such as a smart phone or desktop computer, that can be used for device authentication or to bind valuable content to a particular device.

microSignet relies on the physics which drives static and dynamic semiconductor individualities, rather than traditional serialization or software protocols.

microSignet Enhances the Security of Financial Data and Multimedia Distribution

Online security breaches have put retailers under intense pressure to provide the most secure purchasing experience possible. Security breaches have made online banking more cumbersome as banks implement tedious identity verification solutions. Digital content providers are under constant risk of having their valuable movies and music pirated by unauthorized users. There are many other areas where financially sensitive data, in transit and at rest, is at risk.

microSignet addresses these issues directly by relying on the unique identification of the hardware components that process and store high value content. microSignet 'fingerprints', allow these industries to avoid costly and damaging data breaches, drive down the total cost of managing and securing fixed and mobile storage, and simplify the task of meeting strict privacy compliance mandates.