IoT security redefined with 5G-ready cellular module and chipset

17-06-2019 | U-Blox | Subs & Systems

U-blox has released the SARA-R5 series of LTE-M and NB-IoT modules for LPWA IoT applications, its most secure, advanced and highly integrated cellular product. The module, built on the company's UBX-R5 cellular chipset and their M8 GNSS receiver chip, provides excellent end-to-end security and long product availability, making it perfect for IoT applications with long-term device deployments.

“SARA-R5 sets a new benchmark for IoT connectivity,” says Andreas Thiel, head of product centres at U‑blox. “By integrating a hardware-based Root of Trust in a discrete, secure element within the UBX-R5 chipset, we are paving the way for robust, secure communication from the chip all the way to the cloud. The secure element is compliant with EAL5+ High common criteria certification, which makes SARA-R5 ideally suited to protect sensitive assets and communications.”

The module also provides a lightweight and low PSK management system that is created to the needs of IoT applications, along with a complete set of security features.

“Kudelski and U-blox are making IoT simple and secure for anyone that adopts SARA-R5,” said Jean-Michel Puiatti, SVP IoT Security at Kudelski Group. “By establishing an immutable identity in every module, we lay the foundations for robust protection of the device, data, decisions, commands and actions. This ensures that companies achieve their IoT business objectives and long-term return on investment with confidence.”

“The SARA-R5 is the first module in our portfolio designed to enable value-added services and features that can be remotely activated at any time on already deployed devices,” says Andreas Thiel. “The modules are also U-blox’s first with integrated eSIM capability, offering SIM activation and subscription management options to our customers.”

By Natasha Shek