Our PKI readers are just as fast as conventional transparent smart card readers, yet deliver significantly enhanced security.
San Francisco (PRWEB) April 26, 2010
Mocana Corporation, a company that focuses on securing non-PC connected devices, today announced that BridgePoint Systems has licensed its NanoSSL™ solution to add public key cryptography to the TrustPoint™ access smartcard control readers and TrustZone building access systems it provides. BridgePoint’s premier access solutions are typically deployed at sensitive government, military and private sector facilities.
BridgePoint’s physical access solutions leverage the Internet and public key infrastructure to provide the security found in logical access systems, and Mocana’s NanoSSL software helps protect these systems from hackers creating counterfeit or cloned smart cards. NanoSSL is Mocana’s super fast, super small SSL/TLS solution designed to speed product development while providing best-in-class device security in resource-constrained environments. NanoSSL is open-standards-based, extensible, platform-agnostic and includes an optional government-certified FIPS 140-2 level-1-validated crypto core. NanoSSL includes a full-featured key generator and certificate management client, and supports government Suite B crypto algorithms and the new RFC standard for TLS 1.2.
Developers can request their own free trial of the NanoSSL software at http://www.mocana.com/nanossl.html
The TrustZone System combines powerful security features with ease of use and operates with all government-issued CAC , PIV and PIV-I Interoperable credentials for non-government issuers. TrustPoint Readers are super fast, highly configurable and extremely reliable.
“Device manufacturers like BridgePoint are taking advantage of Mocana’s platform-independent development kits to protect a growing array of networked equipment in highly sensitive settings,” said Adrian Turner, CEO of Mocana. “Developers or manufacturers don’t need to have crypto expertise when leveraging Mocana’s solutions, but they will still be able to participate in and even lead the most security-sensitive markets. “
BridgePoint’s choice pivoted on several key characteristics of NanoSSL, particularly the high speed of the Mocana implementation, which is many times faster than open source SSL packages. “Combining NanoSSL with our advanced hardware capabilities has enabled BridgePoint to deliver the premier HSPD-12 solution available,” said Tom Corder, CEO of BridgePoint. “Our PKI readers are just as fast as conventional transparent smart card readers, yet deliver significantly enhanced security.” TrustPoint readers have already been deployed in a number of government facilities for nearly a year.
Mocana secures the “Internet of Things” - the 20 billion datacom, smartgrid, federal, consumer, industrial and medical devices that connect across every sector of our economy. These devices already outnumber PC’s on the Internet by five to one, representing a $900 billion market that's growing twice as fast as the PC market. Every day, millions of people use products sold by over 100 companies that leverage Mocana's Device Integrity software, including Dell, Cisco, Honeywell, General Electric, General Dynamics, Avaya, Nortel Networks, Harris and Radvision, among others. Mocana won Frost & Sullivan’s Technology Innovation of the Year award for 2008 for Device Security, and was named to the Red Herring Global 100 as one of the "top 100 privately-held technology companies in the world" in January 2009.
BridgePoint secures facilities operated by government and providers of critical infrastructure with trusted physical access solutions that are FIPS-201 compliant. BridgePoint is a recognized technology leader with highly innovative solutions. Customers include the DoD, a number of government agencies and many large integrators. Cisco Systems utilizes BridgePoint HSPD-12 solutions including TrustPoint readers. BridgePoint was recently selected as one of only two providers to demonstrate its trusted PACS solution as a GSA sponsored Federated PACS Demonstration Project. Information on BridgePoint can be found on the web at http://www.bridgepointsystems.com.