Fortanix launches Rust-based SDK for Intel SGX applications

Fortanix launched its Enclave Development Platform (EDP) at RSA Conference. The Fortanix EDP provides a native Rust-based SDK to write Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) enclaves.

The Fortanix EDP is an open source SDK that uses the state-of-the-art security properties of the Rust language and Intel SGX to deliver a more secure application development platform.

The Fortanix EDP is fully integrated with the Rust compiler, which allows developers to immediately use new features including non-lexical lifetimes, futures and async/await syntax, and improved compile-time speeds. Due to Rust’s stability, old code will continue to work after the compiler is upgraded.

The open source licensing of the Fortanix EDP allows developers to build and sell or distribute the applications they create.

“Fortanix delivers hardened enclaves and a new level of deterministic security based on the hardware-based protections of Intel SGX,” said Ambuj Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Fortanix. “By leveraging Rust we are extending the protection used by multiple F100 companies to developer environments. Developers are looking for solutions that deliver deterministic security since systems are always under attack. The combination of Intel SGX, Fortanix and Rust delivers these capabilities for them.”

“Intel works to not only constantly deliver silicon security innovation to market – but also to make it easier for developers to adopt security innovations like Intel SGX to help improve the security of their solutions,” said Jim Gordon, GM of Ecosystem, Business Development, Strategy & Communication at Intel Corporation. “With Fortanix open source Enclave Development Platform using a common development language like Rust, developers can build their own differentiated solutions with Intel SGX.”

Fortanix is helping solve today’s cloud security and data privacy problem. By decoupling security from the infrastructure, Fortanix removes complex and intractable security challenges experienced with current solutions.

Secure enclaves delivered with Fortanix’s patented Runtime Encryption technology and Intel SGX deliver a new level of deterministic security on premise, in hybrid environments, and on remote clouds, helping keep data encrypted and protected even when systems are compromised.

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Fortanix launches Rust-based SDK for Intel SGX applications