Founded in 2014, Tortuga Logic is a cybersecurity company that provides industry-leading solutions to address security vulnerabilities overlooked in today’s systems. Tortuga Logic’s innovative hardware security verification platform, Radix-S™ enables security teams to identify and prevent exploits in system-on-chip (SoC) designs that are otherwise undetectable using current methods of security review.
Radix-S, the first product in Tortuga Logic’s Radix™ series of security solutions, is a hardware security verification framework designed to identify system-level vulnerabilities embedded in hardware roots of trust (HRoT). A hardware root of trust is a minimum set of hardware and software that is trusted to provide security functions such as key management, device identity authentication and run-time monitoring of the system. However, compromises in the root of trust can leave an entire SoC design susceptible to devastating exploits.
Radix-S scans a system’s hardware and software during the pre-silicon design and verification stages, allowing design engineers to identify and prevent security vulnerabilities such as:
- Unprivileged access to customer proprietary or confidential data
- Unauthorized access to keys used to sign and authenticate boot images
- Side channel leakages of critical customer information
- System-level compromises arising from system-on-chip misconfigurations
- Undetected system architecture security gaps
The industry is rapidly seeing a need for hardware root of trust protection in markets such as the internet of things (IoT), automotive and datacenters.
ARC-specific Support Details
Made available with a set of security threat models, Tortuga Logic’s Radix-S platform has been specifically optimized for Synopsys’ DesignWare® ARC® Processors. Radix-S supplements the IP’s existing design suite with technology that can analyze SoCs to identify vulnerabilities that may have been introduced during the integration and programming of an ARC processor-based system, effectively reducing the risk of security exploits reaching the field.
Learn more about how Tortuga Logic and Synopsys work together.
Technical Resources available on Tortuga Logic's website
Whitepaper: Detect and Prevent Security Vulnerabilities in Your Hardware Root of Trust
Webinar: Ensuring System-level Security Based on a Hardware Root of Trust
Hardware Security Verification Using Tortuga Logic Radix-S Software at ARC Summit 2019Understand hardware security verification using the Tortuga Radix Software, which allows you to identify system-level security vulnerabilities that can exist at both the hardware and software levels. The Radix-S software enables you to ensure data confidentiality and integrity in ARC Processor IP-based designs.