Kontron APPROTECT is a combined hardware and software solution that includes an embedded hardware security chip on all new Kontron products and a software framework to provide full protection for your application.
The new solution is available for all Kontron products either integrated in new products starting with the 6th generation Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors as well as latest generation Intel® Atom™, Intel® Celeron® and Intel® Pentium® processors or by using an upgrade kit. On an application level, the Kontron Secure System concept relies on the proven hardware and software solution Kontron APPROTECT. It combines a software framework with an integrated security chip in addition to the TPM 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) chip to provide comprehensive protection for the application software. Kontron APPROTECT encrypts an application's source code in a way that makes reverse engineering impossible (IP Protection/Reverse Engineering Protection). Additionally, Kontron’s APPROTECT Licensing enables new business models such as pay per use, time based trial versions, or enable/disable features.
For earlier processor generations there will be an upgrade kit for the security solution available on project base which also comes along with the Kontron APPROTECT framework to provide full IP and copy/reverse protection.
Kontron APPROTECT Licensing additionally adds:
After purchasing Kontron APPROTECT, a new firmware code for the security chip will be provided that can be installed by Kontron or by the customer.
Kontron APPROTECT and APPROTECT Licensing is currently available on the following Kontron products: