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Working Draft 11 of the KMIP Specification version 3.0 has been uploaded.

The specification work for KMIP v3.0 has been completed in terms of the work items in the OASIS KMIP TC wiki.

"Working Draft 11 represents excellent progress on development of the agreed materials from our February Face-to-Face meeting. I'm pleased with the TC progress towards the latest version of the KMIP specification," said Tony Cox of Cryptsoft, co-chair of the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee and co-editor of the KMIP specification.

For more information go to the Working Draft.
Cryptsoft continues to extend its role as the premier supplier of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technologies to the global market by adding AppViewX Inc., a leading provider of certificate management and network automation solutions, to their long list of valued customers.

AppViewX has recognized and responded to wide-spread customer demand for full lifecycle management of symmetric data encryption keys, by adding Cryptsoft's KMIP (Key Management Interoperability Protocol) Server to their platform. Having an extensive customer list of internationally recognised companies, AppViewX understood that market-proven, open standards-based solutions, such as the OASIS KMIP standard, was the lowest-risk technical path to meeting their customers' requirements. After evaluating all options for acquiring KMIP technology, including OEM supply, open-source, and internal development, Cryptsoft's technology was selected as the most direct and expedient path to commercial success.

"With our customers, and the market in general, demanding ever more from their security vendors, adding key management server (KMS) capability to our platform by licensing Cryptsoft's proven KMIP server was an uncomplicated choice given their market knowledge, extensive experience, and impressive customer roster. The detailed technical support we received from Cryptsoft helped our engineers to quickly and effectively integrate Cryptsoft's technology into our platform and comply to the KMIP standard." said Muralidharan Palanisamy, Chief Solutions Officer at AppViewX.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Working Draft 3 of the KMIP Specification version 3.0 has been uploaded.

Five more of the face to face proposals merged into the working draft of the in-development KMIP v3.0 specification.

"Working Draft 3 represents excellent progress on development of the agreed materials from our February Face-to-Face meeting. I'm pleased with the TC progress towards the latest version of the KMIP specification," said Tony Cox of Cryptsoft, co-chair of the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee and co-editor of the KMIP specification.

For more information go to the Working Draft.
Cryptsoft published a Statement of Use, which is required as part of the OASIS standards development process in order for a committee specification to qualify to move forward as an OASIS standard.

"Cryptsoft continues to demonstrate our commitment to open public standards for key management, implementing and supporting the latest developments from the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee. said Tim Hudson, CTO of Cryptsoft

For more information go to the Statement of Use.
Cryptsoft, Fortanix, IBM, PrimeKey, Quintessence Labs and Utimaco Collaborate in Support of KMIP 2.0 and 2.1 at Major Security Event.

Members of the OASIS international consortium are collaborating to provide live multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations featuring one of the industry’s most widely-adopted security standards, the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP).

"The OASIS KMIP Technical Committee is continuing to develop and release well tested versions of the standard to cater for new and changing requirements and this year’s demonstration event again showcases that effort,” said Tony Cox of Cryptsoft, co-chair of the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee and Lead for the KMIP Interop event.

For more information go to the Press Release.
On behalf of the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee, Tony Cox published the agreed results of the prerequisite testing event for members participating in the RSA 2020 OASIS KMIP TC booth.

The summary graphs provide a detailed view of the capabilities offered and tested by each of the OASIS KMIP TC members involved in the interop testing.

"This has been our most successful test event to date for the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee. This event is a critial part of the development of the specification,” said Tony Cox of Cryptsoft, co-chair of the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee and Lead for the KMIP Interop event.

For more information go to the Test Report.
Cryptsoft continues to extend its role as the global market-leading supplier of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technologies to the storage and infrastructure market segments by adding DataDirect Networks (DDN) to Cryptsoft's long list of valued customers.

Cryptsoft's trusted and market proven KMIP technology has been licensed for DDN's Flash Storage, Block Storage, GRIDScaler and AI Storage product ranges, which currently encompasses over twenty-five separate products targeting a wide range of storage market sectors. With Cryptsoft's KMIP SDK, DDN can rapidly deliver standards based critical security technology to their customers so they can leverage a broad mix of existing inhouse and onsite key management systems (KMS) from a wide range of vendors that offer varying levels of KMIP standard compliance.

"With more customers demanding increased data security across a wide range of use cases, selecting Cryptsoft to help us add KMIP capability to our solutions was an easy choice given their market knowledge, extensive experience, and impressive customer roster," said Bret Weber, Executive Vice President, Global Engineering Operations at DDN.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft welcomes Hitachi, Ltd. as an Enterprise Customer. This engagement enables Hitachi to deploy the latest version of Cryptsoft's standards-based KMIP (Key Management interoperability Protocol) across the entire a wide range of Hitachi data storage products.

Adopting Cryptsoft's market-leading OEM key management technology will allow Hitachi to bolster its existing KMIP capability and enable it to seamlessly keep pace with the latest developments in the KMIP standard while bringing their solutions to market sooner, with minimal engineering cost and overhead.

"It was a natural choice to select Cryptsoft to help us provide the increased capability offered in the latest KMIP versions to meet customers' increasing key management requirements," said Nobuyuki Osaki, Director, Storage Element Management Development Dept., IT Platform Products Management Division, Hitachi, Ltd.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft further cemented their position as the preferred supplier of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology to blue-chip, market leading customers by adding Infinidat to their comprehensive list of customers. By licensing to Infinidat, Cryptsoft's encryption key management technology has been deployed to help Infinidat meet stringent security and performance requirements for business and government while supporting Infinidat's sub-millisecond access across multi-petabyte data sets required of a high-performance storage industry provider serving the Global 500.

"Our customers demand continuous availability and high performance at petabyte-scale. Cryptsoft's KMIP SDK quickly integrated with our InfiniBox product to provide us with Enterprise Key Management interoperability at the reliability and performance our customers are expecting. Knowing there was Cryptsoft technology deployed in our target key management servers means we can focus on speed and scale, confident the encryption key management was taken care of." said Eldar Kleiner, VP of R&D at Infinidat.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft Quality Management System has passed audit assessment under ISO 9001:2015.
A copy of the updated certificate for 2019 is available.
Cryptsoft has again extended the use of standards conformant enterprise key management into the 'Software Defined Everything' market with its latest customer, Hedvig Inc.

Hedvig, an innovative supplier of software-defined storage has recognized and acted upon customer demand for software defined solutions that leverage OASIS KMIP (Key Management Interoperability Protocol) to provide full lifecycle management of data encryption keys and related certificates. Implementing KMIP enables Hedvig to offer all of their customers and prospects an interoperable, unified security object management solution across all platform types including traditional on-prem, cloud, virtualization, containerization, backup, and archive solutions.

"With more customers demanding full KMIP conformance across a wide range of use cases, selecting Cryptsoft to help us add KMIP capability to the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform was an easy choice given their market knowledge, the ease of integration and the fact that we get immediate validation with the majority of the KMIP Key Management Servers by virtue of the fact that the majority of them are also Cryptsoft customers" said Avinash Lakshman, CEO & Founder at Hedvig.

For more information go to the Press Release.