Certicom launches Suite B Web security power bundle

Certicom Corp. today announced the Suite B Web Security Power Bundle to make it easy for IT managers to attain Suite B and FIPS compliance with security modules for web browsers, servers, and key communication protocols. As part of the U.S. government’s crypto modernization program, the National Security Agency (NSA) recommended that communication devices and services use a specific set of cryptographic algorithms, known as Suite B, to protect classified and unclassified communications. The private sector is also beginning to implement the Suite B algorithms in products and services as Suite B has redefined what is considered industry best practice for cryptographic implementations.

Certicom’s family of Suite B products and services is the industry’s most comprehensive set of cryptographic modules, including proven and optimized implementations for all of the Suite B requirements. The Certicom Suite B Web Security Power Bundle provides the cryptographic engines that include the necessary algorithms as well as the tools to help developers implement protocols (e.g. IPSec, TLS, SSL) that support Suite B.

Elements of Suite B include:

Encryption: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) – FIPS 197
Digital Signature: Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) – FIPS 186-2
Key Exchange: Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) or Elliptic Curve Menezes-Qu-Vanstone (ECMQV) – Draft NIST Special Publication 800-56
Hashing: Secure Hash Algorithm-2 (SHA-2)- FIPS 180-2

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