CUCo Firmware Security is a unique security technology for computers, tablets and smartphones (currently developed for x86, Intel architecture. ARM under development), leveraging hardware, UEFI firmware and software agents to enable a device to do a self-compliance check, automatic or manual remote lock, remote unlock and locate, even before the operating system is running.
Through the autonomous operation based on predefined rules, CUCo Firmware Security ensures an intelligent and effective protection of devices, preventing them from being used in the event of a non-compliance with the contract, such as in a situation of loss or theft.
CUCo is activated through subscriptions from licensed service providers and partners on pre-provisioned x86 compatible hardware. CUCo ready devices are fully tested and debugged by an engineering team before market introduction. Service providers can deliver the service through cloud based secure web access or by installing the authorization servers on the client´s premises (usually government or telecom operators).
CUCo Firmware Security enables an intelligent protection of lost and stolen devices, intended to prevent unauthorized use of a computer, running on all modern x86 devices, from the lowest end tablet to the highest speck laptop, workstation or server. CUCo does not require traditional proprietary CPU or chipset security features, leveraging the UEFI firmware security model and is software agnostic
CUCo Firmware Security is a theft deterrement software because it nullifies the economic value of a locked device, making it uninteresting to transact on the black market
This unique security technology has been verified and guaranteed against vulnerabillity attacks through the implementation of dozens of projects in more than 1.2 million devices
Now, large projects on eduction, where inclusivity and non-discrimination are paramount priorities, are finally possible. Students are protected from abuses when carrying a device with a security lock that fully prevents any thief or fencer from profiting from a stolen device that is blocked and unusable
CUCo Firmware Security dramatically improves the odds of hardware recovery and contract compliance, allowing inclusive and non-discriminatory projects that would otherwise face economically insurmountable obstacles. It´s a truly unlock key to Device as a Service (DaaS) projects, as it solves the main obstacle of DaaS: the device control by the project owner while under a service contract
CUCo´s internal rules engine has thresholds timer intervals and actions to take, independently of device network connectivity status. CUCo Firmware Security provides local, tamper-resistant, policy-based protection that works even if the operating system is reimaged or a new hard drive is installed
By ensuring effective deterrence against theft, CUCo Firmware Security contributes in a unique way to the protection of the end-user, especially in scenarios where the device represents an asset of substantial value to the end-user, such as in public education projects. Protecting children from the theft of their devices is of paramount importance.
CUCo leverages the security model of the underlying firmware and, regardless of O.S. or internet connections, allows a secure and self-acting lock by the device firmware. CUCo is globally compatible with most devices and brands that support the UEFI x86 standard or secure Android SELinux kernel. Low level access allows CUCo to provide special functions to MDM programs and its management platform can be deployed in the cloud or on premises for especially large projects.