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ראיון בלעדי עם סמנכ"ל בכיר בחברת Verimatrix

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הראיון נערך כהכנה להגעתו לישראל של מר Gijs Willemse, סמנכ"ל לתחום ה- IP ופרוטוקולי האבטחה של חברת Verimatrix, בעוד כשבוע, לצורך השתתפות ב- IPro Group Technology Day.

בעוד קצת יותר משבוע, ב- 10 לספטמבר, יערך בישראל IPro Group Technology Day, בו תקח חלק מרכזי חברת Verimatrix. להלן ראיון בלעדי שערכנו עם מר Gijs Willemse, סמנכ"ל לתחום ה- IP ופרוטוקולי האבטחה של חברת Verimatrix, לרגל הגעתו לישראל בקרוב. מומלץ לקרוא, על האיש, החברה והחזון!

Give us a brief introduction to your company

Verimatrix’s Silicon IP and Secure Protocol business unit is a pure play embedded security group that provides silicon IP and software solutions to a large variety of customers and markets. We cover IoT, automotive, 5G, datacenters and other markets with a need for hardware-based embedded security, such as a Root-of-Trust and high-speed security protocol acceleration. The company was formerly named Inside Secure.

You are an established Security IP provider, what is they secret for being in this market for 20 years

We concluded that security was going to be embedded into SoCs and therefore individual security chips were not going to conquer the world. Since then we have successfully brought in process and automation, which allows us to maintain and configure our solutions with very limited effort while still maintaining the industry’s highest quality standards. Thus, we can assign our talented engineering team to new product development, enhancements of solutions, and if needed, customization. With this, we are able to service the Tier-1 (fabless) SoC manufacturers in the world, including those based in Israel.

Overtime you transitioned from a classic networking market to a pure-play Security IP vendor covering markets ranging from low-cost IoT devices up to the highest end data center switches. Where do you expect the largest security needs to be in the coming years

Second to IoT, we have seen enormous growth in data centers and especially the security needs for inter- and internal datacenter communications. In addition to the continued growth in these two markets, we see that, due to geopolitical situations, 5G development is accelerating, which is bringing even more attention to security. In the next years, we expect there will be significant pressure to get 5G products into the markets. This SoC development is already ongoing and security is mandatory. Also, the automotive market is emerging. For both V2X and inter-car communications, security is essential.

Are the Israeli licensees leading or following these trends

Israel is definitely a leader in these markets. Communications and automotive SoCs are often developed in Israel by both start-ups and established companies. They are leading the digital automotive industry, responsible for much of the autonomous driving revolution and reinforcing the trend toward an environment where cloud computing is commoditized.

Since there are so many start-ups in Israel: how do you manage to educate and convince them of current and future security needs

People know and respect us. Our existing market coverage has been built over the last 20 years. And it’s not just the company that people know, it’s our talented people who frequently visit the country for face-to-face interactions with our many local partners. In addition, with the local presence from IPro (our representation in Israel) and its events, we regularly reach many people in the industry.

September 10 is our next event at the Herods Herzliya Hotel. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Verimatrix and Wave Computing are scheduled to present their latest innovation in security, processing and artificial intelligence IP. The goal is to educate and inform our potential partners and also demonstrate how combining proven technologies makes a difference for the benefit of the SoC designers.

What are the security products these leading Israeli companies need in the near future and how can Verimatrix help

We have a broad variety of solutions that are configurable and scale with the performance requirements of our customers. In the IoT space and for other areas where devices need identity protection or authenticate themselves, VaultIP is our extremely feature-rich, but small and low-power security module. For all other markets, including automotive, AI and the data-center market, we have a broad range of solutions that accelerate algorithms, solutions for high-speed and low latency V2X communications (many thousands of signature verification ops/sec) and protocol engines protecting links with MACsec and IPsec from 1Gbps up to in excess of 400Gbps. Going forward our FIPS certified VaultIP will be managing device lifecycles, supporting field-update security, and protecting not only the device, but also user’s personal data.

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