Utimaco Unveils Easy-to-Use CryptoScripting to Deploy 10x Faster Hardware Security

CTO Thorsten Groetker to demonstrate solution and speak at the 2015 International Cryptographic Module Conference

ROCKVILLE, Md.--()--ICMC15—Utimaco, a worldwide leading manufacturer of hardware-based security solutions today announced that CTO Thorsten Groetker will be unveiling industry-first cryptographic capabilities to its Utimaco CryptoScript Runtime Engine innovation, while speaking at the International Cryptographic Module Conference in Rockville, Md. on November 5.

Who: Thorsten Groetker, CTO, Utimaco, Inc.
What: “Effective Cryptography—Or: What’s Wrong With All These Crypto APIs?”
Where: International Cryptographic Module Conference, Hilton Washington DC, Rockville, Md.
When: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 11 a.m. EST

To power user interfaces, Hardware Security Module (HSM) vendors rely on implementations of cryptographic application programming interfaces (APIs) such as the Public-Key Cryptography Standard, PKCS#11 or Java Cryptographic Extension, JCE. But by using these APIs, cryptographic applications are broken into strings of operations that incur communication overhead and demand extensive expertise and resources to perform even a single application command.

To overcome these issues, the Utimaco CryptoScript Runtime Engine will provide an industry-first programming environment designed to let customers develop code that runs within the secure perimeter of an HSM—at 10x the speed compared to current solutions, while executing at the highest security mode: FIPS 140-2. With no embedded software development skills or tools required, users will be able to deploy custom cryptographic functions, while still maintaining industry secure certifications.

“Customers come to us with the challenge of deploying hardware-based cryptographic functions at a faster and easier pace,” said Thorsten Groetker, CTO of Utimaco. “In this new programming environment, it will be possible for enterprises to avoid the risks of standardized APIs and customize industry-grade crypto solutions that run within the secure perimeters of a hardware security module. And without the need for embedded programming expertise or tools, we’ll be able to open it up to everyone.”

Utimaco’s scalable and customizable HSM is known for its unbreakable security foundation and serves as the cornerstone of trust within industries such as automotive, big data, smart energy and payment solutions. Functions in the Utimaco CryptoScript Runtime Engine will include:

  • Security: Integrated into a comprehensive code-signing process, the Utimaco CryptoScript Runtime Engine will enable cryptographic programming scripts to be loaded and executed within the secure perimeter of the HSM.
  • Efficiency: As an industry-first, Utimaco’s CryptoScript will enable architects and programmers to package multiple security commands into one single function call, powering a 10x faster crypto-process.
  • Ease of use: An object-oriented programming language, the Utimaco CryptoScript programming environment will not require embedded programming skills nor tools, allowing enterprises to quickly and easily deploy their own encrypting environment.

Utimaco will be demonstrating the Utimaco CryptoScript Runtime Engine at the International Cryptographic Module Conference on November 5 at the Hilton Washington, D.C. in Rockville, Maryland. For a meeting with CTO Thorsten Groetker, or a discussion around beta partnerships, please email: utimaco@mslgroup.com.

About Utimaco

Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware-based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build secure applications. Tens of thousands of enterprise and infrastructure companies rely on Utimaco to guard IP against internal and external threats and protect hundreds of millions of consumers globally. Visit Utimaco at https://hsm.utimaco.com

Contacts

MSLGROUP for Utimaco
Anna Vaverka, 415-512-0770
utimaco@mslgroup.com

Contacts

MSLGROUP for Utimaco
Anna Vaverka, 415-512-0770
utimaco@mslgroup.com