STMicroelectronics has released the AuKey turnkey solution, based on the company's ST23 highly secure microcontrollers, to help brand owners authenticate their products. AuKey provides significantly stronger security than conventional techniques, which are often susceptible to being easily and cost-effectively broken or cloned. AuKey can be quickly designed into various products, including computer accessories, add-in cards, gaming peripherals, and many other types of assemblies and systems. Product authentication using secure microcontrollers is significantly more effective in differentiating genuine items from unauthorized copies. ST's AuKey turnkey solution offers hardware-authentication devices comprising a secure operating system (OS) running on top of the latest-generation ST23 secure microcontrollers to increase protection for the embedded security keys.