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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

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
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 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.
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.