The following FAQ will outline the security and authenticity steps taken by Brainboxes to ensure our software and firmware is stable, secure and genuine.
Brainboxes Device Driver Security & Authenticity
The Brainboxes ES & ED range of devices can be installed and configured on a Windows based system using Brainboxes’ own software, Boost.LAN for ES devices and Boost.IO for ED devices respectively.
Both software packages are signed using Microsoft’s Logoing process to ensure they meet both quality and stability standards prior to their release. The packages are authenticated using Brainboxes’ own security certificate, which in turn is signed and authenticated by the Symantec Certificate Authority, ensuring the software release is both secure and genuine.
If any modifications are made to the software package released from the Microsoft Logo process, the digital signature will no longer match the authenticated signature applied to the respective software package during the Logo process. A software package with an unauthenticated digital signature is prevented from automatically installing by Windows and will alert the user that the digital signature could not be verified prior to being installed.
Brainboxes has further implemented a 160bit SHA1 hash key onto all our driver downloads, available on the Brainboxes website, ensuring the integrity of the files being downloaded. The hash key is published on the download page of each respective aforementioned software package for verification.
Brainboxes Device Firmware Encryption & Authenticity
Brainboxes guarantees the authenticity of the firmware installed on all of our Ethernet to Serial (ES) and Ethernet to Digital (ED) devices by encrypting and formatting all firmware files prior to their distribution. During the firmware installation or upgrade process, the firmware files are securely decrypted and written to the ES or ED device’s flash memory.
All debugging capabilities of an ES or ED device are disabled once they have been programmed and have left our manufacturing facility. No firmware files can be decrypted or accessed. Distributed firmware files for the respective ES or ED devices can be downloaded directly from our website at the following address: www.brainboxes.com/software
Brainboxes has further implemented a 160bit SHA1 hash key onto all firmware downloads available on the Brainboxes website to ensure the integrity of the files being downloaded. The hash key is published on the download page for each respective download.