Auto security software firm gets deal with Alpine Electronics

BLOOMFIELD HILLS–Karamba Security, a Bloomfield Hills developer of automotive and enterprise edge cybersecurity, today announced the signing of a production agreement of its leading Carwall runtime integrity software in Alpine infotainment systems.

The platform provides an ECU self-protection against remote code execution (RCE), helping to protect vehicles from cyberattacks.

Protection against cyberattacks is critical in order to safeguard customer safety in the connected and autonomous vehicle era. Such exploits of in-memory vulnerabilities can jeopardize customer safety by controlling a vehicle’s speed and direction. Karamba’s runtime integrity technology provides self-protection against remote code execution, using Control Flow Integrity (CFI).

“This is the first time a production of commercial, embedded, self-protection software is available for automotive ECUs and vehicles,” said Ami Dotan, Karamba co-founder and CEO.

Dotan added that the partnership with Alpine’s product team allowed Karamba to overcome production hurdles, such as automated implementation without delaying time to market, and implement the same security software on Alpine’s various systems.

Karamba’s patented Embedded Runtime Integrity is a state-of-the-art attack detection and prevention software that leverages Control Flow Integrity (CFI) and continuously maintains vendor settings. With Karamba’s technology installed, the infotainment software system detects, prevents, and reports attempted cyberattacks.

“Protecting our customers against cyberattacks is a key mission for Alpine,” said Yasuhiro Ikeuchi, president of Alpine Europe. “We were looking for a solution that can be seamlessly applied to our product without delaying time to market, with negligible performance impact, while providing strong security measures. We have found those qualities in Karamba Security Carwall and we are excited to team up with this high growth company.”

Karamba is demonstrating with this production deployment a proven ability to automatically prevent exploits of in-memory vulnerabilities in connected machines, without any need for software or hardware changes. This solution makes embedded security reality in the connected vehicles revolution.

Karamba is providing its products to 17 automakers and tier 1 suppliers. More at

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