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The technical collaboration between Cryptsoft and Intel has expanded to deliver a range of toolkits designed to deliver hardware-based key management and security solutions ready for use by OEMs world-wide. Utilizing Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), Cryptsoft has crafted a wide range of SDKs enabling hardware and software solutions to rapidly and reliably integrate cryptographic functionality and encryption key management capabilities into their products.

"Our collaboration with Cryptsoft aims to deliver a broad range of Intel SGX-based cryptographic key management solutions and OEM-focused security toolkits that will meet the requirements of security suppliers in the global marketplace," said Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager, Platforms Security Division, Intel Corporation.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft's position as the "go to" supplier of KMIP (Key Management Interoperability Protocol) technologies to the data management market has been strengthened by the signing of Reduxio Systems, an innovative supplier of enterprise flash storage solutions that focuses on innovative data management capabilities and "to the second" data recoverability.

"The ability to securely store and distribute encryption keys is critical for customers deploying encryption to protect their critical data assets from the broad range of threats that they face today. Customers choose our solutions to simplify their data management infrastructure, and KMIP technology from Cryptsoft integrated into our storage platforms will allow our customers to take advantage of the growing ecosystem of KMIP-compliant solutions for key management, securing keys and simplifying the administration of encryption." said Jacob Cherian, VP Product Management and Product Strategy, Reduxio.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Tim Hudson and four other members of the OpenSSL project have just completed a week visiting open source users and companies in China as guests of BaishanCloud

Elaine Zhu, Editor at Shanghai Tophant Information & Technology Co writes for Freebuf (one of the most popular online security publications in China).

The original in Chinese and an English version (via Google Translate) are available.
Tony Cox delivers keynote lecture to the International Conference on Smart Grid Technologies. Tony provided an overview of the OASIS Key Management Protocol (KMIP) Specification including the relevance, impact and deployment perspectives on critical infrastructure and smart grid environments.

For more information go to the Presentation or the Related Publication.
With an increasing focus on security and key management technology use in the healthcare sector, Cryptsoft attended the InterSystems Global Summit 2017 to showcase their KMIP technologies.

As part of the Partner Pavilion, Cryptsoft enjoyed a preferred position to engage with and educate the attendees on the benefits of KMIP technologies. Current healthcare use cases, future use cases, and emerging security trends were of specific interest to all the attendees.

As an essential security technology for a highly regulated industry, KMIP adoption and use is growing strongly throughout healthcare and associated industries.

For more information go to the Website.
Cryptsoft is pleased to announce that Tony Cox, Cryptsoft's VP Partners, Strategy & Alliances has been awarded a 2017 Distinguished Contributor Award from OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) in a ceremony held in New York at the conclusion of the OASIS BorderlessCyber Conference.

Cryptsoft congratulates Tony as being formally recognized and selected to join this elite group of Distinguished Contributors.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft, a leader in data encryption and key management technologies, today announced that BDT Storage GmbH (BDT) has signed an enterprise license for Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology. BDT will now be able to meet the storage market's demand for increased security by providing standards based, market proven, and state-of-the-art data encryption capability throughout all of their product range.

"BDT is excited to be able to offer Cryptsoft's KMIP encryption technology throughout our full product range. As an OEM supplier into some of the world's largest storage vendors, BDT needed to ensure that the security demands of both the vendor and their end consumers are met.
We had previously leveraged Cryptsoft's extensive experience in building and customizing security solutions for two of our most successful core products. By signing this enterprise license our customers, and their customers, can now enjoy the seamless integration of our current and future products into any KMIP based enterprise key management environment."
said Bernd Krause, BDT's CEO.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Tim Hudson will be presenting on Inside the OpenSSL 1.1 FIPS Module Project and moderating a panel on TLS Panel Discussion and Tony Cox will be co-presenting with Prof. Dr. Tanja Lange on Preparing Today for Key Management in a Post-Quantum Computing World at the fifth anual International Cryptographic Module Conference in Washington DC, USA, Wednesday 17th May 2017 to Friday 19th May 2017.

For more information go to the Speaker Details (Tim Hudson) and Speaker Details (Tony Cox) and or the ICMC 2017 Conference Agenda
Cryptsoft today announced the availability of the results of the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee RSA 2017 Interop. With this latest round of interop testing results, end users again have a fair and objective view of the coverage of the interoperability testing that has been explicitly verified by all participants within the interop test team.

"Cryptsoft is committed to continuous interoperability testing and is pleased to see the progression of results and broad vendor participation each year for the RSA conference. It shows an objective measurement of the actual testing performed as a qualifier for participation in the RSA conference. " said Tim Hudson, CTO at Cryptsoft.

For more information go to the Results Summary.
Cryptsoft today announced the release of its Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) C Server Integration Module for Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) at the RSA Conference 2017. With this latest KMIP C Server Integration Module, Cryptsoft covers the full range of hardware security protection options for our customers' cryptographic keys, from traditional incumbent HSMs, to modern challengers' rich-featured HSMs, to fully leveraging native security capabilities found in the latest modern CPU chip sets.

"Cryptsoft is continuing to meet market demand by expanding our industry-leading range of KMIP Server software development kits (SDKs) to include support for the Intel® SGX technology making secure on-chip key management available on Intel® SGX capable CPUs,
Intel® SGX provides an exciting new range of additional security capabilities which we are bringing to our customers in Cryptsoft's industry-leading, open standards based, key management SDKs."
said Greg Scott, CEO at Cryptsoft.

"Cryptsoft provides a large range of protection options for the key store within our KMIP Server SDKs including both local and remote encryption with a range of hardware security modules (HSMs). This additional integration module for the Cryptsoft KMIP C Server SDK allows for support of on-chip hardware security protection using the Intel® SGX technology.
Intel SGX is now available on a much wider range of Intel® processors and is now a viable alternative for what was previously required a specialised hardware security device. Cryptsoft continually evaluates new technology to provide additional functionality for our OEM customers delivering on our commitment to open standards and interoperable, verifiable secure applications for the modern enterprise."
said Tim Hudson, CTO at Cryptsoft.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Engage Black, a Cryptographic Appliance manufacturer and Cryptsoft, the major OEM provider of Key Management Interoperability Protocol Technology (KMIP), announced today the successful integration of the Engage powerful yet intuitive BlackVault Hardware Security Module (HSM) with the Cryptsoft KMIP C Server SDK.

"The proven compatibility with the Cryptsoft KMIP Server SDK allows our customers to access the BlackVault with a standard KMIP interface, increasing the range of key management options available to our customers.
We are excited to announce the results of our collaboration with Cryptsoft, and to be working with one of the premier innovators in the KMIP space."
said Mark Doyle, CEO of Engage.

For more information go to the Press Release.
One of the largest showings of support for security standards in RSA Conference history is happening this week. The nonprofit OASIS open standards consortium has brought together 24 companies to demonstrate support for the STIX and TAXII cyber threat intelligence standards, Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard, and the Public-Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) #11. The demos are being held in Booths 2121 and 2115 from 13-16 February.

"This year's RSA Conference enables us to demonstrate both the latest work of the Technical Committees and the depth of capabilities within products that implement these standards.
Demonstrating interoperability between these products live at the RSA Conference reinforces the reality of choice of vendor solutions for CIOs, CSOs and CTOs, enabling products from multiple vendors to be deployed as a single enterprise security solution that addresses both current and future requirements."
said Tony Cox of Cryptsoft, co-chair of the OASIS KMIP and PKCS#11 Technical Committees and KMIP and PKCS#11 Interop Lead.

"Reliable storage, availability and lifecycle management of security objects has become a focus for enterprises; interoperability between key management, security, and encryption systems is no longer 'nice-to-have' but essential. The OASIS KMIP and PKCS #11 standards provide mechanisms to address the fundamental interoperability requirement enabling migration from single point ad-hoc products to full enterprise security solutions. As a major OEM technology supplier, supplying OASIS conformant solutions ensures interoperability is a reality for our customers." said Tim Hudson, CTO at Cryptsoft.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft and Iskraemeco have combined their respective market-leading technologies into Iskraemeco's latest smart-metering systems. Leveraging the advanced features of Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) v1.4 implementation, Iskraemeco is meeting the market-driven demand for solutions that deliver greater flexibility, control and confidence in how utilities manage and protect consumer data.

"With one of the largest R&D departments in Europe, we have always focused on bringing advanced and innovative ideas into reality, providing utilities with next generation sustainable energy solutions. Combining complementary best-of-breed technologies like DLMS/COSEM and KMIP into our SEP2W head-end system delivers a powerful message to the smart-metering market of our commitment to excellence, innovation and security. By choosing to license Cryptsoft's market-leading KMIP v1.4 technology, Iskraemeco has ensured our customers will benefit from the full range of standards-based key management capabilities and seamless integration with existing specialist enterprise security solutions." said Matjaž Aljančič, R&D Director, Iskraemeco.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft, a leader in data encryption, today announced that Spectra Logic Corporation has selected Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology to deliver state-of-art data encryption capabilities across its TFinity® product line. Cryptsoft's technology will enable Spectra Logic to meet the security requirements of customers from high performance computing, finance, media, energy and other verticals. This represents a significant step forward in vendor choice now that LTO standard encrypting tape drives from both HPE and IBM are present in KMIP enabled enterprise tape library solutions from multiple vendors within the storage industry.

"Spectra Logic is excited to offer Cryptsoft's KMIP encryption technology into its enterprise library family, including TFinity ExaScale. Cryptsoft has deep experience building and customizing security solutions that offer customers additional options for protecting and managing data. By implementing KMIP across Spectra's enterprise-class tape library products, we meet the modern security expectations of high performance computing and deep storage customers using mid-range to exabyte scale storage. Customers will benefit from using the full set of standards-based key management capabilities provided by Cryptsoft's market-leading KMIP implementation to seamlessly integrate with existing security solutions." said Matt Starr, Spectra Logic's CTO.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology has been chosen by IR (Integrated Research Limited) to strengthen and extend the security capability of their flagship Prognosis® product. Increasing security and flexibility without adding cost or complexity was a key demand from IR's existing customers and a prerequisite to succeed with new customers that utilize emerging technology platforms.

"Cryptsoft is the clear market leader in KMIP technologies and their extensive experience in managing security objects within all infrastructure and service models was critical for us. By implementing KMIP in Prognosis®, we can provided enhanced security for our existing customers, we can meet the stringent security requirements coming out of the regulated sectors, and we can also provide the flexibility and ease of use that our customers providing cloud based solutions are demanding." said Bryce Dunn, Head of Product Management, IR.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Tim Hudson (Cryptsoft CTO and OpenSSL team member) will be addressing attendees in Berlin on the topic of OpenSSL after Heartbleed along with Rich Salz (also an OpenSSL team member).

Further details are available at
LinuxCon Europe 2016 Schedule
Cryptsoft, the OEM provider of choice for KMIP (Key Management Interoperability Protocol) technology, has this week announced full support of the latest release from the OpenSSL team - OpenSSL v1.1.0. Following the OpenSSL team's announcement on August 25th, Cryptsoft has deployed support for the new version across the entire range of Cryptsoft products that utilise the open source cryptographic provider.

"OpenSSL is a critical component of the world's security infrastructure. The release of OpenSSL v1.1.0 is a major milestone, representing many man-years of work by the OpenSSL team and we are pleased to have significantly contributed to this release through funding from our Core Infrastructure Initiative. We are delighted to see Cryptsoft releasing full support for the latest version of this vital Open Source library so quickly." said Dr. Nicko van Someren, CTO of the Linux Foundation.

For more information go to the Press Release.
This year Cryptsoft will again be sponsoring the SNIA Data Storage Security Summit (DSSS) in Santa Clara on September 22, 2016.

Tim Hudson (Cryptsoft CTO) will be addressing attendees on the topic of Key Management in the Storage Ecosystem, as well as facilitating a round-table session on Storage Security Conundrums with Eric Hibbard of HDS.

Also at the summit, Tony Cox (Director Strategy & Alliances, SNIA SSIF Chair) will be moderating two Q&A style panel sessions focussed on Enterprise Key Management in Storage. The first panel will consist of panellists from a range of storage solution vendors with the second session drawing panellists from the growing number of key management server vendors.

Further details are available at
www.snia.org/dss-summit
Tim Hudson will be presenting on Multi-vendor Key Management - Does It Actually Work? at the annual Storage Developer Conference at Santa Clara, California, USA on Wednesday 21st September 2016.

For more information go to the Speaker Details or the Conference Agenda
14 Jun 2016 ISO9001:2015 annual audit
Cryptsoft Quality Management System has passed audit assessment under ISO 9001:2015. A copy of the updated certificate for 2016 is available.
Tim Hudson will be presenting on Multi-Vendor Key Management with KMIP at the annual Data Storage Innovation Conference at San Mateo, California, USA on Tuesday 14th June 2016.

For more information go to the Speaker Details or the Conference Agenda
HyTrust, a leading provider of workload security solutions for the cloud and virtualisation markets, has adopted the prevailing OEM Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) solution from Cryptsoft.

Utilising Cryptsoft's open standards-based KMIP technology for their cloud, virtual machine encryption and Boundary Controls solutions enables HyTrust to further reduce complexity and costs, ease compliance and improve security and flexibility.

"As the world embraces the use of cryptography across diverse devices, data center workloads and the Internet of Things (IoT), the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) provides a standardized way for devices to communicate with key management services. The HyTrust DataControl solution for data encryption now provides full KMIP server capabilities using technology from Cryptsoft, a world-wide leader in the enterprise key management security market," said Bill Hackenberger, VP of Data Security at HyTrust

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft today announced it has signed an enterprise licensing agreement with NetApp for Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) C Client SDK.

Leveraging Cryptsoft's market leading KMIP client technology enables end user customers to select the enterprise key management server vendor that best supports their current and future security management strategies. As an Enterprise Licensee, NetApp has the option to deploy KMIP technology across its product lines.

"Data security is a key element of our Data Fabric vision, which gives customers the confidence that no matter where their data lives, they can control, integrate, move, secure and consistently manage it. Cryptsoft KMIP technology integrated with NetApp AltaVault solutions enables enterprises to confidently secure cloud-based backup and recovery data and services using industry leading KMIP-based key management." said Tim Russell, vice president, Product Security, NetApp.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Tim Hudson will be presenting on OpenSSL after HeartBleed at the annual AusCERT Information Security Conference at the Gold Coast, Australia on Friday 27th May 2016.

For more information go to the Speaker Details or the Conference Program
In a move to bolster the security capability of its Enterprise NoSQL database, MarkLogic Corporation has integrated Cryptsoft's industry-leading encryption and key management technology into its upcoming MarkLogic® 9 database. As a result, customers can secure data, and seamlessly manage data encryption keys in an interoperable way without needing to deploy costly and complex proprietary key management solutions.

"Cryptsoft is a true champion of KMIP - having embraced KMIP as an early proponent of the standard, they have established themselves as the major supplier of KMIP technology to the industry while also helping to drive the unrelenting evolution of the standard. Cryptsoft's implementations deliver on the promises of multi-vendor interoperability without additional complexity or exorbitant cost" said David Ponzini, senior vice president, corporate development and marketing, MarkLogic Corporation.

For more information go to the Cryptsoft Press Release, the MarkLogic Press Release, and the Computer World Announcement.
Tim Hudson will be presenting on An Overview of OpenSSL and Multi-Vendor Key Management with KMIP at the fourth anual International Cryptographic Module Conference in Ottawa, Canada, Wednesday 18th May 2016.

For more information go to the Speaker Details or the Conference Agenda
Cryptsoft announce an extension of their existing relationship with BDT Storage GmbH to enable wider deployment of their industry leading Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology throughout BDT Storage's Flexstor and Multistak product ranges.

"BDT and Cryptsoft have a long history of working together to meet the security demands of the storage market," said Bernd Krause, CEO of BDT Storage GmbH. "Accelerating demand for KMIP has driven our decision to include this critical technology throughout our current and projected product ranges. By embedding Cryptsoft's KMIP SDKs, we have ensured that BDT storage products can seamlessly integrate into the most secure enterprise environments."

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft today announced the release of it's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and Cryptographic interface (PKCS#11) Client Software Development Kit (SDK) for C++ developers at the RSA Conference 2016.

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft today announced it will release new advanced Audit, Analytics and Compliance modules for it's industry leading Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and Cryptographic interface (PKCS#11) Server Software Development Kits (SDKs) at the RSA Conference 2016.

For more information go to the Press Release
The encryption and security community is asking for more from their foundational standards. Developers of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and the Public-Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS#11) show how they're rising to that challenge at RSA 2016. In a multi-vendor showcase, 12 vendors demonstrate their support for new features in two of the industry's most widely-adopted security standards.

"The OASIS 2016 Interop is a small window into the reality of proven interoperability between enterprise key managers, HSMs, cryptographic devices, storage, security and cloud products," said Tony Cox, OASIS KMIP Technical Committee Co-Chair and Interoperability Event Lead. "Demonstrating interoperability between these products live at the RSA conference each year reinforces the reality of choice for CIOs, CSOs and CTOs, enabling products from multiple vendors to be deployed as a single enterprise security solution that addresses both current and future requirements."

For more information go to the Press Release
Whitewood, developers of crypto-security solutions and Cryptsoft, the major OEM provider of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology to the enterprise key management security market, today announced a technology integration between the Cryptsoft KMIP C Server SDK and the Whitewood Entropy Engine(TM) Quantum-powered Random Number Generator (QRNG).

"Using a quantum-based source of high quality entropy, we can ensure that we can generate the quality keys required to strengthen the overall crypto system. Partnering with Whitewood to integrate their Entropy Engine, we can create over 70 billion AES-256 bit keys per day within the Cryptsoft KMIP Server SDK, making them accessible using a standard KMIP interface," said Tony Cox, Director, Strategy & Alliances, Cryptsoft. "We are excited to be partnering with Whitewood Encryption Systems to bring this technology to the Enterprise Key Management market, and deliver a significant performance and security advantage to our customers."

For more information go to the Cryptsoft Press Release and the Whitewood Press Release
Cryptsoft announced the availability of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology in Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) as a result of a new commercial relationship with Utimaco IS GmbH, a leading manufacturer of HSMs.

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft announced it will again be exhibiting industry leading Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and Cryptographic interface (PKCS#11) software development kits at this year's SA Conference commencing February 29th at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

For more information go to the Press Release