FOXBORO, Mass. -- Utimaco, The Data Security Company, today unveiled support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) algorithms. Utimaco's support for ECC follows the unveiling of cryptographic guidelines from the U.S. government and the European Union in independent security compliance initiatives. New features in the SafeGuard CryptoServer include ECC with 8000 plus signatures.
SafeGuard CryptoServer is a tamperproof hardware security module (HSM). ECC support in SafeGuard CryptoServer provides enterprises as well as government agencies with a certified, efficient and high-performing HSM in accordance with Suite B, the National Security Administration's (NSA) cryptographic recommendations for protecting the U.S. Government's classified and unclassified communications. SafeGuard CryptoServer also meets Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance requirements as outlined in the directive of the European Parliament which restricts the use of hazardous substances for electrical and electronic equipment within the European Union.