Security Innovation and wolfSSL Join Forces to Deliver Dual Crypto Solution

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Hybrid Cipher reduces risk of single point of failure and offers future-proof communication security

...first to market with this innovative, future-proof approach

Security Innovation, in partnership with wolfSSL, has added support for the "Quantum-safe hybrid” (QSH) cipher suite. The handshake allows enterprises to use their existing cipher suites while adding "quantum-safe" crypto, preventing attackers from recording transmissions now and deciphering them when quantum computing becomes sufficiently powerful in the future. Transmissions today are “future-proofed” against quantum attacks of the future.

The super-fast NTRU algorithm is the quantum computer resistant algorithm featured in wolfSSL’s implementation of the QSH cipher suite. Because NTRU is fast, the additional processing needed for the QSH cipher suite is negligible compared to the legacy crypto on its own. The QSH cipher suite is provably as secure as classical cipher suites. The QSH cipher offers a zero-risk approach that requires only small computational resources and provides protection against governments and other sophisticated actors, now and in the future.

Having the QSH cipher suite supported in the efficient wolfSSL embedded TLS library allows users to continue using their existing legacy cryptographic solution, such as RSA or ECC, while at the same time benefiting from the true long-term security that NTRU provides.

"We're excited to continue our partnership with wolfSSL and applaud wolfSSL's vision in being first to market with this innovative, future-proof approach,” said William Whyte, Chief Scientist at Security Innovation. “wolfSSL has a reputation for being the best TLS solution for embedded devices. By implementing the QSH cipher suite, wolfSSL is enabling their customers to protect data on any device, both today and for years to come."

“Today, wolfSSL products are successfully used in many types of network applications and devices, including smart devices on automobiles, IP phones, mobile phones, routers, printers, and credit card scanners - to name a few,” said Larry Stefonic, CEO of wolfSSL Inc. “Enabling those customers to add NTRU’s quantum-safe crypto in an easy way, eliminates a major hurdle in protecting data from future quantum computing attacks.”

Notes on obtaining the code for this solution:

Please visit Security Innovation at the 2015 Blackhat Conference at the wolfSSL booth (Blackhat Booth #464) on August 5th and 6th. For more information about the QSH cipher suite and NTRU please visit the Security Innovation website at or contact us at getsecure(at)

About Security Innovation
A software security pioneer since 2002, Security Innovation is dedicated to protecting sensitive data in the world’s most challenging environments – whether on embedded systems, desktops, web applications, mobile devices, or in the cloud. Recognizing that software applications no longer exist in isolation, our clients are better prepared to anticipate, navigate and reduce software security risk regardless of technology or system complexity. There are more than a million licenses of Security Innovation’s eLearning products in use today and our embedded security products ship on tens of millions of systems each year. The company is privately held and is headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. Visit the company at or follow on Twitter @SecInnovation.

About wolfSSL
Founded in 2004, wolfSSL Inc. provides high-end security, while also having a small enough footprint to be perfect for the IoT. For more information, please visit

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