Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
SafeLogic, the new industry leader in validated cryptography, applauds the completed validation of API Technologies’ Common Cryptographic Module to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.
“API Technologies’ use of world class encryption in their ION Networks and Netgard solutions demonstrates their commitment to providing the very highest level of security,” said SafeLogic CEO Ray Potter. “It was an honor to work alongside Henry Gold and his engineering team to achieve this certification.”
Henry Gold, general manager, SSIA-US, API Technologies explained, "The Common Cryptographic Module for our ION and Netgard products is a standards-based cryptographic engine for servers and appliances. The module delivers core cryptographic functions and features robust algorithm support including AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). With the FIPS 140-2 validation, our DoD customers are assured that our cryptography has been tested to the stringent criteria of the U.S. government."
As Gold conveyed in SafeLogic’s case study, FIPS 140-2 validation was a crucial strategic step in their company mandate to remain on the Unified Communications Approved Product List (UC APL). By licensing SafeLogic’s CryptoComply module and leveraging the RapidCert program, API Technologies was able to offload the process to specialists rather than add to the already significant responsibilities of their in-house engineering team.
While their competitors continue to languish in the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP), API Technologies is now fully accredited and eligible for purchase by any agency of the DoD. In addition, as enterprise buyers increase their standards in an effort to avoid being the next major news story, API will enjoy a significant differentiator.
SafeLogic Inc. was established in 2012 by Ray Potter to reduce the time and complexity of integrating and validating world class encryption. Potter was also the founder of Apex Assurance Group, which provided FIPS 140 consulting services to top companies for nearly a decade. Headquartered in Palo Alto, SafeLogic delivers innovative security, encryption, and FIPS validation to applications for mobile, wearable, server, appliance, and constrained device environments.
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