INSIDE Secure has announced that its embedded security software product SafeZone encryption toolkit has received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Company says this certification expands the company’s portfolio of FIPS-certified hardware security modulesand secure microcontrollers to include software offerings for securing data in transit over SSL/DTLSand IPSEC, as well as data at rest on Android devices.
“Security is now a basic requirement for every device and at every point where data is touched, stored or transmitted. Even beyond government-mandated applications, manyindustries in the commercial sector are adopting FIPS because it has become a globally recognized standard for security,” said Simon Blake-Wilson, executive vice president for embedded security solutions at INSIDE Secure. “Using software development tools that incorporate this pre-validated module, manufacturers canmeet current and future security requirements, avoid the lengthy and expensive FIPS validation process, stay focused on their core competency and get their products to market more quickly.”
According to Simon Blake-Wilson, this enhancement to INSIDE’s lineup of FIPS-certified offerings also illustrates how the recent Embedded Security Systems acquisition is supporting INSIDE’s strategy to provide its customers with the most complete assortment of hardware- and software-based security solutions.
FIPS 140-2 is a globally recognized U.S. government security standard for securing commercial, government and defense applications. U.S and Canadian government telecommunications systems already are required to use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules to secure data.