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INSIDE Secure gets FIPS certification

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INSIDE Secure’s SafeZone encryption toolkit, a key sub-component of the company’s embedded security software products, has received Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certification.

According to the company, this new certification expands the company’s portfolio of FIPS-certified hardware security modules and secure controllers to include software offerings for securing data in transit over SSL/DTLS and 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, many industries in the commercial sector are adopting FIPS because it has become a globally recognized standard for security,” Simon Blake-Wilson, executive vice president for embedded security solutions at INSIDE Secure said.  “Using software development tools that incorporate this pre-validated module, manufacturers can meet 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.”

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.  As more industries are categorized as critical infrastructure and become targets of cyber attacks, their applications, devices and communications networks will also be required to meetthese stricter government mandates and recognized standards. Recent directives in the U.S. and Europe seek to expand this requirement to more industries—including finance, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, communications and other utilities—all of which are considered so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating effect on economic security or public health and safety.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, INSIDE Secure recently announced its expansion to Turkey and Ismosys was named to represent the company’s products in the country.

Also, most notably, AuthenTec sold its embedded security division to INSIDE Secure, following AuthenTec’s acquisition by Apple earlier in 2012. 

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