Real Time Logic Supports TLS 1.2 with Security and Encryption in Latest Version of SharkSSL [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
(Health & Beauty Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Real Time Logic, device web server and security specialist, said that it now supports TLS 1.2 with its security and encryption in the latest version of SharkSSL, a cryptographic engine that delivers high-performance security.
According to the Company, SharkSSL Version 2.5 extends its secure connectivity for resource-constrained, small-footprint processors to low-cost, high-volume ASIC-powered M2M devices commonly used in networks for municipal utility monitoring, medical record transmission, secure building access and monitoring, and smart grid frameworks where secure message passing is essential.
Although TLS has become the defacto standard for information and communication standards at the desktop and enterprise level, in a February 11, press release, ABIresearch noted the "porous security" of M2M applications threatens to "throttle the successful adoption of M2M in healthcare, industrial installations, and consumer homes."
Real Time Logic said that SharkSSL addresses this gap, bringing security to device communications with proprietary software that enables developers to optimize their security implementation for size or speed. As suppliers gear up to address the new high-volume opportunities in the M2M market, Real Time Logic's encryption libraries are highly optimized to address the Gbps challenge inherent in the most demanding ASIC-driven applications. SharkSSL delivers very high bandwidth, while offering both client and server side support for security certificates, certificate chains, and certificate authority validation.
In integrating TLS 1.2 into SharkSSL, Real Time Logic implements a cryptographic algorithm, encryption, and message authentication to secure TCP/IP communications at the enterprise level into the small, resource-constrained footprint of an embedded device. SharkSSL implements the new Secure Hash Algorithm-256 (SHA-256), which replaces outdated hash functions and can be used to verify the integrity of copies of the original data without compromising the source.
The latest version of SharkSSL also supports the internationally adopted Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Galois/Counter Mode (GCM)-technologies that combine message encryption and authentication into a single function that can be transferred at high throughput rates by taking advantage of the parallel processing of the architecture. Fine-tuned to take advantage of hardware functionality, SharkSSL offloads encryption libraries to crypto units on high-bandwidth platforms commonly found in ASICs or processors such as Freescale's ColdFire or Kinetis K60.
"With projections indicating that the M2M market will be worth $198 million by the end of 2018, high-volume ASIC devices will underlie much of the infrastructure that we depend on," noted Wilfred Nilsen, CEO, Real Time Logic. "With the increasing threat of cyberattack, it is critical that we secure this infrastructure at the device level in order to ensure that all possible avenues for exploitation have been secured. By SharkSSL delivering not only this level of security, but also the high throughput now demanded by the most advanced applications, it addresses many of the critical pain points OEMs struggle to meet today."
The new SharkSSL, with its assembly-written big integer library, also delivers performance on processors without specialized crypto units. While keeping code size to a minimum, SharkSSL V2.5 is capable of performing a private RSA operation in 100 ms on a Cortex- M3 running at 100 MHz, a speed 60 percent faster than competitors'.
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