ESPY Prequal Appliance
ESPY Prequal Appliance provides fast, scalable and continuous scanning of in-house and third-party IP cores. It identifies and defends against unintended or undocumented features and backdoors being integrated into your design. It is seemlessly operates in parallel with your existing EDA tools. ESPY cyberassurance technologies were originally funded by DoD and Columbia University and comprises the latest cyber defense innovations not currently available from other vendors. ESPY Prequal assesses the cyber vulnerability of your design in continuous development environments and is appropriate for certification pre-qualification use cases. ESPY may be used stand-alone or as part of a certified supply chain.
IP/Design does not go to the cloud
DoD 5400.44 Compliance
Appropriate for secure environments
Scans third party IP
ESPY integrates into design workflow and provides continuous assurance.
Detects unintended functionality
Detects backdoors and implants
Defend against compromise designs
Minimal FTE Impact
ESPY runs on a single appliance for smaller projects. Scales up to larger projects.
Designed for continuous integration
Prequal results flow into full certification tests
Lightweight validation (no golden model required)
Appliance Hardware Specs
ESPY Prequal Appliance is available as a 2U appliance in either Single Developer or Group/Enterprise configurations.
Input Flows Supported
ESPY Prequal Appliance supports high-level RTL source code or synthesized gate lists. ESPY supports gate lists produced by all current CAD tools and is broadly compatible with most flows.
ESPY Prequal Appliance
Available as a Desktop Appliance
ESPY Prequal Appliance Enterprise Edition
Available as a 2U rackable appliance.
ESPY is tool agnostic and is broadly compatible with most CAD tools.
High-level RTL source code or synthesized gate list support. Broadly compatible with code written in Verilog 2005.
Local interface available for scripting and integration with existing workflow. Web interface for manual analysis.
Reuse and Certification
ESPY optionally integrates with Chip Scan's security-as-a-service attestation and cloud locker service. Prequal may be used as a prequalification tool prior to submission of IP blocks for supply chain certification.