whiteCryption, app shielding pioneer and Intertrust subsidiary announced that whiteCryption Secure Key Box (SKB) for Transport Layer Security (TLS) is available for app developers.
SKB for TLS is a special implementation of a TLS library that uses white-box cryptography to ensure that the keys used to establish both the connection and session keys to secure the transmission are always protected.
TLS is the industry standard networking protocol used in web browsers, cloud software, and other applications that require data to be securely exchanged over a network.
TLS ensures a secure connection between the client and the server. However, unless the cryptographic keys are kept secure at all times, data integrity and security are at risk from eavesdropping and message manipulation.
If an attacker gains access to the keys used to secure either end of the TLS connection, they can use the key to decrypt the communication, read the data, alter it in transit, or masquerade as a legitimate device.
TLS can also provide mutual authentication for both the client and the server. However, mutual authentication can only be trusted if the key on each end of the communication is protected.
“The whiteCryption SKB-TLS white box cryptographic library is superior to other TLS stacks in the market,” said Bill Horne, General Manager of Intertrust Secure Systems.
”In addition to being more secure, it is very easy to use. We ensure that keys are persistently secured, and never appear in the clear, even when data is being used, and is in the device memory. This prevents hackers from using open-source tools and techniques to search through the memory looking for keys.”
When used in tandem with protected cryptographic keys, TLS’ cryptographic operations ensure that the data remains safe during transmission from end-to-end. Intertrust delivers end-to-end security with whiteCryption Secure Key Box (SKB) for TLS.