November 30, 2010. – The latest release of the widely-used Cryptlib security software development toolkit is now available. Significant new features includes support for TLS* 1.2, meaning Cryptlib is one of the first to provide developers with capabilities to meet the latest internet security standards. Elliptic Curve Cryptography** (ECC) is supported, both at the lower crypto-mechanism level and in high-level protocols like X.509, SSL/TLS, S/MIME, and SSH. Cryptlib developers will now find it easy to integrate various ECC requirements into their software applications.
For example, leading international traffic enforcement solutions provider Gatsometer (http://www.gatsometer.com) recently needed ECC. Managing Director Mr Timo Gatsonides says “since we are a longtime Cryptlib customer and like the trustworthy, easy-to-use library we approached them to include support for ECC. After a short period and some testing, we had a stable version which gave us the functionality we needed. Choosing Cryptlib really made our task very easy. There was no error-prone testing and debugging required in our application, and we only needed to alter a few lines of code to change from RSA to ECC.”
“Cryptlib 3.4 also introduces support for RFC 5083 authenticated encryption in CMS and PKCS #15, ECDSA, ECDH, X.509, TLS, SSH and CMS/SMIME with ECC, and RPKI support” says Dr Peter Gutmann, Cryptlib author and respected security expert.
The Cryptlib security software development toolkit allows even inexperienced programmers to easily add strong, robust encryption and authentication services to their software applications, without needing to know any of the complex lower-level details. Developers need only learn a single API. Cryptlib enhances system security and privacy, helps to reduce development costs significantly and protects vital commercial information.
Cryptlib has been used and trusted for over 12 years by significant organizations worldwide including American Power Conversion Corp., Lexmark International, the Netherlands Internal Revenue Service, and Mutual & Federal Insurance Co., among others.
Visit http://www.cryptlib.com for more information, or to download a free evaluation copy of the latest Cryptlib 3.4 software release.
* TLS is an enhanced secure connection and authentication mechanism that represents the current version of the widely-used Internet security technology – formerly known as SSL.
**Elliptic Curve Cryptography is an approach to public-key cryptography based on the algebraic structure of elliptic curves over finite fields. The US National Security Agency has endorsed it by including schemes based on ECC in its ‘Suite B’ set of recommended algorithms and allows their use for protecting information classified up to ‘top secret’ with 384-bit keys.
Mr Shayne Jones
Business Development Manager
Digital Data Security Limited
Ph: +649 411 7297