Prevoty releases cryptography service to make encryption easier for developers at no cost

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Application security company launches encryption, decryption and hashing service to help developers protect sensitive data.

Kunal Anand CTO Prevoty

Kunal Anand, CTO, Prevoty

”PCS enables robust cryptography to be used across enterprises without developers needing to become security experts”, said Kunal Anand, co-founder and CTO of Prevoty.

Prevoty, Inc., a new security software company providing runtime application security technology, today announced availability of the Prevoty Cryptography Service (PCS), a new free service providing sophisticated encryption, decryption and hashing for developers.

Implementing and using cryptographic functions within a single software development project, let alone a business application, is a complicated and error-prone process. A developer ultimately has to weigh the merits of various algorithms, select a particular algorithm, ensure its implementation is verifiably correct and pass the correct arguments for execution.

This, combined with the realization that the average developer is unlikely to be aware of exactly how cryptographic functions actually work, has resulted in secure data not being properly encrypted or data breaches exposing plain-text passwords. For larger organizations, having different developers make these decisions independently compounds that risk.

“Few will disagree that encrypting sensitive data is really important,” said Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer at Time Warner, Inc. “But a key challenge to realizing the value of encryption is standardizing the implementation and use of cryptographic functions across the entire suite of business applications.”

PCS provides a cloud interface for developers to achieve industry-standard security. Applications enabled with the service have the ability to simply encrypt, decrypt, hash, and generate keys and random numbers in a manner that is both secure and verifiable.

”PCS enables robust cryptography to be used across enterprises without developers needing to become security experts”, said Kunal Anand, co-founder and CTO of Prevoty. “Developers can trust that the supported cryptographic functions within PCS are always maintained and updated with the latest security guidance.”

Applications developed in C#, Go, Java, node.js, PHP, Python and Ruby can take advantage of this service by including the appropriate Prevoty SDK and invoking the desired functions.

To reduce complexity, PCS has pre-built aliases for developers to accurately hash passwords and encrypt content without even having to specify an encryption key, cipherkey or initialization vector.

More information on PCS is available at https://www.prevoty.com/developer and developers can gain access to the Prevoty Cryptography Service for free at http://info.prevoty.com/free-developer-services.

About Prevoty

Prevoty has developed a new application security technology that enables applications to be monitored and protected at runtime. For existing applications, Prevoty enables applications to protect themselves against data exfiltration, malicious content, and user identity theft without requiring any changes to the applications themselves. For new applications, in addition to monitoring and protection, Prevoty’s libraries allow developers to add robust security such as standardized cryptography, typed input validation and data leakage detection into their applications without requiring any security expertise whatsoever.

Prevoty was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. For more information on the company's application security solutions, go to https://www.prevoty.com or follow @Prevoty on Twitter.

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