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Cryptsoft today announced a strategic relationship with Gemalto, a global leader in digital security, to supply the widely deployed KMIP C Server SDK, to enhance Gemalto's SafeNet KeySecure, the company's centralized encryption key management platform. By incorporating Cryptsoft's KMIP technology with its SafeNet KeySecure, Gemalto is helping enterprises simplify and streamline encryption key management processes through KMIP's unified communications protocol between encryption systems and enterprise applications, including email, databases and storage systems.

"Licensing Cryptsoft's KMIP technology enables us to focus on the core features of SafeNet KeySecure that make it a market leading key management solution. The skills, knowledge and toolkits provided by Cryptsoft allow us to stay current on KMIP standards and support our growing technology partner ecosystem" said Todd Moore, Senior Vice President Encryption Products at Gemalto.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft has entrenched their position as the preferred supplier of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology to blue-chip, market leading customers by adding InterSystems Corporation to their comprehensive list of customers. By licensing to InterSystems Corporation, Cryptsoft has further extended their position as the foremost KMIP technology supplier into the high-performance database, platform integration, healthcare informatics and healthcare information systems industries.

"KMIP is very important to some of our clients, especially those with large distributed installations and environments. Cryptsoft has provided excellent support throughout our evaluation, development, and deployment processes, and their code is robust and flexible. KMIP client capability is now fully integrated into our core platform, and is already in use by one of our biggest clients." said David Shambroom, Ph.D., InterSystems Security Architect

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft continues to extend its role as the dominant supplier of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) toolkits to the database technologies sector by adding ScyllaDB, Ltd., to their list of premier database customers.

"With database customers demanding encryption supported by standards-based key management systems via KMIP, we needed a conformant solution that would help us provide the next level of security for our customers. Our core requirements were for a trusted, market-proven, easy to integrate, drop-in KMIP client-side implementation that would give us immediate and seamless access to the entire multi-vendor KMIP ecosystem.
Choosing to license from the market leading KMIP technology provider was an easy decision for us. Not only did their product meet and exceed our minimum technical requirements, but licensing also gave us access to Cryptsoft's invaluable KMIP market and integration knowledge, reducing the engineering time required to integrate the SDK and getting our engineers back to other critical projects sooner. "
said Dor Laor, CEO, ScyllaDB.

For more information go to the Press Release.
The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and the Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) were both awarded the 2018 Open Standards Cup by the OASIS international consortium in recognition of exceptional advancements within the IT community.

"Encryption Key Management continues to evolve, and with the fourth version of KMIP (v1.4) we have completed the initial objectives of the technical committee in addressing fundamental enterprise needs. In KMIP 2.0, the KMIP TC is now embracing a wider set of functionality required to meet modern enterprise security challenges, and we welcome input from security practitioners and users as we continue on our journey," said KMIP co-chairs, Tony Cox and Judy Furlong.

For more information go to the Announcement.
Cryptsoft continues to widen its role as the supplier-of-choice of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technologies by further expanding into important supply chains, adding Trusted Concepts to Cryptsoft's ever-growing list of satisfied customers.

"Trusted Concepts is dedicated to providing high-end information technology services to federal and commercial clients. After extensive testing, we placed our trust in Cryptsoft to supply us with the KMIP technology needed to accomplish development and integration goals meeting our scheduled delivery," said Chris Greenlee, Vice President, Trusted Concepts.

For more information go to the Press Release.
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, including virtual storage appliances and software, hyperconverged systems and encrypting storage controllers by adding StorMagicĀ® SvSAN Data Encryption to Cryptsoft's long list of valued customers in the storage vertical.

"Cryptsoft is a key part of StorMagic's SvSAN Data Encryption solution for edge computing. Encrypting data in hyperconverged solutions is critical for these environments because they typically don't have a secure datacenter to depend on. Cryptsoft's KMIP SDK has made it easy for us to integrate with the industry's leading key management providers." said Hans O'Sullivan, CEO, StorMagic.

For more information go to the Press Release.
At the RSA Conference 2018, members of the OASIS international consortium collaborate to demonstrate their support for new features in two of the industry's most widely-adopted security standards, the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Standard and the Public-Key Cryptography (PKCS) #11 Standard.

"As the need to encrypt data within the enterprise continues to grow, especially in the face of GDPR and mandatory data breach notice compliance, so too does the need to manage the keys, certificates, and security-relevant information. It is this need that drives the continual evolution of the standards that enable secure and seamless integration of critical cybersecurity tools into the enterprise.
The demonstration of both the KMIP and PKCS#11 standards provides booth attendees with a clear view of how mainstream products are implementing conformant solutions and showing live interaction between vendor solutions."
said Tony Cox of Cryptsoft, co-chair of the OASIS KMIP and PKCS#11 Technical Committees and Lead for both the KMIP and PKCS11 Interop events.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Leading OEM key management technology supplier, Cryptsoft, and Fornetix, a provider of secure, IoT scale encryption management, today announced their results in the latest round of interoperability testing for the benchmark key management standard, Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). With 9 companies testing 17 distinct products to prove the core components of the v2.0 specification, KMIP continues to develop a standard that delivers interoperability between vendors.

"Cryptsoft's KMIP SDK's consistently deliver us a capability multiplier, enabling us to build on a proven technology platform. This means we can deliver the power of enterprise security orchestration, our customers are looking for. This collaboration provides our customers technology that is secure, interoperable, extensible and scalable while being cost effective. Simply put - we deliver the promise of encryption without the fear of losing keys." said Chuck White, CTO Fornetix.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft, the leading industry provider of KMIP technology, has successfully concluded its latest collaboration with Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, to prepare and make available to the market the latest iteration of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) v1.4 standard in Thales' suite of key management products.

"Thales has pioneered enterprise key management with KMIP from the very beginning, and we are proud to once again demonstrate key management leadership through this latest integration with Cryptsoft. Standard interfaces and interoperability are essential to making cryptography work for everyone, and through high quality technology and partnership we are delighted to enable our customers to protect their critical information and comply with important regulations simply and efficiently using the latest KMIP standard." said Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales eSecurity.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft, a leader in data encryption and key management technologies, today announced that their enterprise licensee, BDT Storage GmbH (BDT), has made Cryptsoft's Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technology available in their latest 3U-high, expandable OEM tape library product aimed at the enterprise storage market.

"BDT is excited to offer Cryptsoft's KMIP encryption technology in our latest 'Multistor' 3-U OEM expandable tape library unit. Cryptsoft's deep experience in building and customizing security solutions that offer the end-customer maximum options for protecting and managing their data is highly valuable to us," said Franz Bucher, Vice President of Research and Development at BDT.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Cryptsoft and BDT Storage GmbH (BDT) have responded to increasing market demand for key management server capabilities in storage products by collaborating on a proof of concept (POC) to embed Cryptsoft's KMIP (Key Management Interoperability Protocol) Server technology into BDT's recently announced 'Multistor' OEM tape library.

"As a leading OEM storage provider, we have seen demand for KMIP from the large enterprise customer continue to be strong, but what has surprised us recently has been the rising awareness and demand from the SME market," said Franz Bucher, Vice President of Research and Development at BDT.

For more information go to the Press Release.
Following the announcement of the published OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) v 1.4 specification and profiles documents - OASIS Announcement, Cryptsoft has confirmed full support for KMIP V1.4 across the full suite of KMIP Software toolkits with many its customers deploying v1.4 compliant products following completion of testing in January 2017.

KMIP v1.4 brings with it a range of new features including enhancements for automated client registration, dedicated PKCS#12 handling and PKI capabilities, updates to improve interoperability and a range of new usage profiles.

Within the IoT, smart grid and medical device markets, where secure end-point enrolment can often be a complex task, this means improvements in efficiency and ease of deployment without sacrificing security. The benefits also extend to manufacturing and supply chain management where the authenticity & tractability of multiple components is critical in both security and business contexts.

As the OEM provider of choice for encryption and key management SDK technology, this release means that Cryptsoft's customers have the ability deliver the range of features and benefits that come with this new version of the standard as realised within their respective products.

"As a long-time supporter of the KMIP standard, we believe in providing our customers with up to date toolsets so they can help the market improve its cybersecurity posture for encryption related technology." Said Tony Cox, VP of Partners, Standards and Alliances. "Making disparate technologies from multiple market sectors all work together brings a more cohesive solution to the enterprise enabling a higher level of protection and greater containment in the face of a data breach."

For more information go to the OASIS Announcement.
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
The OASIS international open standards consortium welcomes Cryptsoft, a provider of cryptographic and enterprise key management solutions, as its newest Foundational Sponsor. Cryptsoft joins IBM and Microsoft in supporting the mission of OASIS at the highest level.

"Cryptsoft is a true OASIS success story," said Laurent Liscia, CEO and executive director of OASIS. "When Cryptsoft joined our organization five years ago, they quickly took on a leadership role, shepherding technical development, promoting interoperability, and sharing ideas with other members. They were instrumental in the growth of several major security standards, and in the process, their company grew to become a leader in the cryptographic market."

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft will be participating in SDC 2015 on 23-Sep-2015 and Data Storage Security Summit on 24-Sep-2015.

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft will be participating in the Data Storage Security Summit on 24-Sep-2015. The summit is co-located with the Storage Developer Conference Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
For more details see the Agenda
Tim Hudson will be speaking at SDC 2015 on 23-Sep-2015 on Multi-vendor Key Management with KMIP
For the abstract see Speaker Details
29 April 2015 AusCERT 2015 Conference
Hayden Delaney (HopgoodGanim), Tim Hudson (Cryptsoft) and Bill Duane (RSA) will be presenting on Compliance by Design - Getting the right blend of security, interoperability and legal compliance into core information systems and infrastructure at the annual AusCERT Information Security Conference on Thursday 4th June 2015.

For more information go to the Speaker Details or the Conference Program
Cryptosense, Cryptsoft, Dell, Feitian, Fornetix, HP, IBM, Oracle, P6R, Thales, Utimaco, and Vormetric Collaborate to Prove Multi-Vendor Interoperability

"The OASIS 2015 interoperability demonstration is a small window into the large, expanding reality of market proven interoperability between enterprise key managers, cryptographic devices and range of storage, security and cloud products," said Tony Cox, OASIS KMIP Technical Committee Chair and Interoperability Event Lead. "Demonstrating interoperability between enterprise key managers and HSMs, U2F tokens, OTP tokens, and storage appliances opens up the reality of choice for CIOs, CSOs and CTOs. They can now choose the best-of-breed, vendor agnostic solutions that suit their organization's current and future requirements, secure in the knowledge that interoperability is not an unknown variable but a clearly defined constant."

"As a major OEM technology supplier, Cryptsoft is aware that the OASIS KMIP and PKCS #11 standards are the preferred key management and cryptographic capability foundations for enterprise data security implementations. Multiple significant changes in the enterprise security trust landscape has fueled further demand for interoperable open standards based solutions that facilitate management insight and control of data and cryptographic devices alike. Supplying OASIS conformant solutions helps ensure that these demands are met practically and securely without sacrificing interoperability." said Tim Hudson, CTO & Technical Director at Cryptsoft

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft today announced the culmination of an expanded set of enterprise key management technology license agreements with HP, which enables the addition of Cryptsoft's proven, OASIS KMIP-conformant solution to an expanding list of HP enterprise products.

"Managing heterogeneous data storage products with hundreds of thousands of encryption keys can result in new security risks, poor performance and complex manageability. HP has embraced KMIP technology across many product lines to leverage the benefits of an open standard," said Tony Cox, Director Business Development, Strategy and Alliances at Cryptsoft.

HP now provides standards based, interoperable, enterprise key management capability across the following products, as listed at https://wiki.oasis-open.org/kmip/KnownKMIPImplementations:

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft, the OEM provider of choice for KMIP (Key management Interoperability Protocol) technology, has provided its KMIP Interoperability Test Suite to SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) to underpin the SNIA KMIP Conformance Testing Program. The program is a vendor-independent testing service for interoperability conformance testing of implementations of the OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) KMIP specification.

"As an independent technical industry organisation, vendors and IT professionals trust SNIA to deliver robust conformance testing programs to meet their needs. All of our testing programs are developed to ensure specification conformance with integrity, independence, control and confidentiality principles. The global technology vendors participating within the SNIA organization jointly establish rigorous conformance test operating procedures that are delivered at our SNIA Technology Center and further extended through the worldwide internet. Working closely with members of the Cryptsoft team, SNIA developed a KMIP conformance test program that validates security key management interoperability across servers and clients. Cryptsoft's tools, commitment, and staff are all essential for this program to be available to the industry in a timely fashion," said Wayne M. Adams, Chairman Emeritus of SNIA.

For more information go to the Press Release
The OASIS PKCS#11 Technical committeee has published 3 Committee Specifications and 1 Committee Note for PKCS#11 v2.40.

For more information refer to the publication announcement or the PKCS11 TC
The Cryptsoft KMIP C Server SDK version 1.8.0 has passed the independent SNIA SSIF KMIP conformance testing program across a large range of profiles.

For more information go to the SNIA SSIF KMIP Conformance Testing Results
Cryptsoft, the major OEM provider of KMIP technology to the enterprise key management security market, today announced a technology licensing agreement with Venafi for KMIP conformant enterprise key management capability.

"Cryptsoft's KMIP technology will help Venafi customers secure and protect cryptographic keys and digital certificates using open interoperability standards," said Kevin Bocek, VP Security Strategy and Threat Intelligence at Venafi.

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft, a respected supplier of encryption and key management technology, today announced additional deployments of its Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) toolkit within HP. This announcement comes as both companies enter the KMIP Conformance Program being offered by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and administered by the Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF). The program is designed to provide both the storage and security markets with assurance that implementations conform to the KMIP specification and are interoperable.

For more information go to the Press Release
The OASIS KMIP Technical committeee has published 11 #KMIP Committee Specification Drafts and 2 KMIP Committee Note Drafts for a 15-day second Public Review. For more information refer to the public review announcement or the KMIP TC
The list of KMIP implementations known to the OASIS KMIP technical committee has been updated.

See here for the current list.
Video of Tim Hudson from Cryptsoft interviewed at the RSA 2014 OASIS Interoperability Demonstration.

To view the video follow this YouTube link
Cryptsoft today announced its latest round of certification in the RSA® Ready program, demonstrating an improved set of interoperability features between the latest Cryptsoft KMIP C Client SDK and the latest version of RSA® Data Protection Manager software (DPM) from RSA, The Security Division of EMC. The RSA Ready certification signifies that both companies have tested and certified interoperable products with DPM across multiple deployment scenarios.

For more information go to the Press Release
The Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF), a special interest community within the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), today announced the official launch of the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Test Program. The KMIP Test Program and its test suites and protocols provide for conformance testing based on KMIP usage profiles and interoperable, secure solutions. The KMIP Specification is defined by OASIS (The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and test profiles are established by its KMIP Technical Committee.

Note: the SSIF program uses the Cryptsoft KMIP interoperability test suite.

For more information go to the Press Release
Customer demand for encryption systems that support proven standards has never been higher. In appreciation of that, RSA Conference 2014 is showcasing interoperability demos for two of the most widely-adopted security standards from OASIS. The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and the Public-Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) #11 are being featured in two separate demonstrations involving eleven companies. These organizations are delivering proven solutions that protect data, both in storage systems and in the cloud, across diverse infrastructures.

Note: Cryptsoft is participating in both the KMIP and PKCS#11 interoperability demonstrations.

For more information go to the Press Release
Utilising Cryptsoft's KMIP SDK products Panzura Inc. has enhanced their existing encryption capability with integration of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). For more information go to the Press Release
OASIS KMIP & PKCS11 Interoperability Showcase
24-27 Feb 2014
San Francisco, California United States

Cryptsoft as part of a ten OASIS member companies group will demonstrate products that support the OASIS KMIP and PKCS11 standards. The companies involved include: Cryptosense, Cryptsoft, HP, IBM, Oracle, P6R Inc., SafeNet, Thales e-Security, Townsend Security, and Vormetric.
10 Oct 2013 Re-chartered OASIS KMIP TC
The OASIS KMIP technical committee has successfully re-chartered to expand the scope of key management related items which can be covered by the technical committee. See the KMIP TC Public Page for more details.
10 Sep 2013 Storage Developers Conference
Tim Hudson will be speaking at SDC 2013 on 19-Sep-2013 on Multi-vendor Key Management - Does it Actually Work? For the abstract see Speaker Details
16 Aug 2013 KMIP 1.2 Interop Results
Cryptsoft (and other vendors) interoperabilty testing results for KMIP 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 have been published to the OASIS KMIP TC and a summary is available at Jul2013-Interop_Results_Final.pdf
27 Jun 2013 ISO9001:2008 annual audit
Cryptsoft Quality Management System has passed audit assessment under ISO 9001:2008. A copy of the updated certificate for 2013 is available.
Cryptsoft Pty Ltd and ID Quantique SA, announce completion of a technology integration of a quantum entropy source within a standards compliant KMIP server, to deliver class leading key generation and management capability. For more information go to the Press Release
More than 25 organizations are partnering at the OASIS open standards consortium to adapt the Public-Key Cryptography Standard, PKCS #11, for mobile and cloud applications. One of the most widely implemented cryptography standards in the world, PKCS #11 specifies a platform-independent application programming interface (API) for cryptographic tokens which store and control authentication information including personal identity, cryptographic keys, certificates, digital signatures, and biometric data. For more information go to the PKCS11 Press Release
Fourteen companies will demonstrate products that support the OASIS Access Control & Key Management Standards. Axiomatics, Boeing, Dell, Forgerock, NextLabs, Oracle, and ViewDS show how XACML 3.0 is used for representing authorization and entitlement policies. Cryptsoft, HP, IBM, QuintessenceLabs, Thales e-Security, Townsend Security, and Vormetric will demonstrate end-to-end encryption using KMIP. For more information go to the OASIS Interop Website
OASIS has approved and published the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.1 OASIS Standard 24 January 2013 For more information go to the KMIP TC
The OASIS call for participation in a new OASIS PKCS#11 technical committee has gone out. To join (if you are an OASIS memeber) go to the PKCS11 TC
RSA/EMC have announced that they will move PKCS #11 into OASIS as a new technical committee. Cryptsoft supports this move and will be participating in the formation of the new technical committee. PKCS#11 information remains available at http://www.cryptsoft.com/pkcs11doc/
The 60-day public review starts 11 October 2012 and ends 10 December 2012. This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work. The documents are available at https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/60-day-public-review-for-kmip-specification-version-1-1-cos01 This is the final step before KMIP 1.1 is submitted to the OASIS member companies for vote on acceptance as an OASIS specification.
Aberdeen's analysis of companies with current encryption initiatives involving enterprise key management found that the combined difference in costs avoided plus costs saved provided an advantage of nearly $100 per end-user per year over those that did not, in addition to the ability to support encryption in greater diversity and at higher scale. The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) is seen to be an important enabling technology for enterprise key management that merits greater attention from enterprise buyers and evaluators.
Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, SafeNet, Thales e-Security Show Interoperability of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)

Axiomatics, The Boeing Company, NextLabs, Oracle, and Quest Software Products Support eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)
Implementations from six companies including Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, SafeNet, and Thales will be featured at the RSA Conference
16 Jul 2012 KMIP 1.1 interop testing commences
Vendors including Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, and Thales e-Security are participating in the next round of interoperability testing of the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)
The OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC members have recently approved two Committee Specification Drafts (CSD) and two Committee Note Drafts (CND) and submitted these drafts for 15-day public review
Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, SafeNet, Thales e-Security Show Interoperability of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)

Axiomatics, The Boeing Company, NextLabs, Oracle, and Quest Software Products Support eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)

"OASIS KMIP provides the blueprint - 2010 saw KMIP products in development, 2011 brought products from the early adopters and in 2012 deployed interoperability via KMIP is now a reality. As one of the first vendors supporting both KMIP v1.0 and v1.1, Cryptsoft is committed to enabling industry adoption of KMIP. Our SDKs and adaptors enable our clients to both embrace KMIP and support existing non-KMIP solutions." -- Tim Hudson, Chief Security Architect (Cryptsoft)
Implementations from six companies including Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, SafeNet, and Thales will be featured at the RSA Conference
ServiceMesh, provider of the market-leading enterprise cloud platform for Global 2000 companies, today announced that it has integrated Cryptsoft's KMIP compliant key management solution to provide secure, high-speed encryption key management for the ServiceMesh Agility Platform. The integrated solution enables Agility Platform customers to deploy workloads and data securely to private and public clouds using a broadly accepted industry standard to securely manage encryption keys across multiple key stores and certificate authorities.

Cryptsoft, a leading provider of Key Management solutions, and ETI-NET, a specialized developer of storage interfaces for multi-vendor data centers, today announced encryption key management support in data protection solutions for HP NonStop servers.

A joint integration effort between the companies has enabled support for a range of external key management servers for the ETI-NET BackBox virtual tape product.

Virtual tape images can be transparently encrypted in industry-standard format using keys securely generated and delivered by an HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) or alternatively any key management server that supports the OASIS open standards consortium Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP).
29 Jun 2011 ISO9001:2008 annual audit
Cryptsoft Quality Management System has passed the annual surveillance assessment under ISO 9001:2008.
31 Mar 2011 Queensland Smartcard License
Tim will cover the Queensland Smartcard License in his presention at AusCERT 2011 16-May-2011. QSCID provides an interface to allow reading information from the smartcard (provided you know the card holder PIN). The conference presentation is now available here
Implementations from seven companies including Cryptsoft, Emulex, Hewlett Packard, IBM, High Density Devices, RSA, and SafeNet were featured at the RSA Conference
Offical press release from OASIS.
KMIP has now been approved as an OASIS standard. The official announcement is in the OASIS archive.
6 Jul 2010 ISO9001:2008
Cryptsoft Quality Management System is now formally certified to ISO 9001:2008.
19 May 2010 OASIS
Cryptsoft has joined OASIS as Contributing Member.
6 May 2010 INTEROP
Added reference to separate interop site for testing of interoperablity between vendor implementations.
11 Apr 2010 NIST SP 800-53 REV 3
Added auto-formatted NIST Security Controls documents in HTML format.
31 Mar 2010 QGPKI Audit Panel
Cryptsoft is now a member of the Queensland Government PKI Audit Panel.
9th Sep 2009 New Cryptsoft Web Site
Updated from the old style site removing historical news items.
3rd Sep 2009 PKCS#11 Documentation
Added PKCS#11 documentation (all major versions) in HTML format for developer use.
Added FIPS140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation information (all vendor certificates) in HTML format.