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29 April 2015 AusCERT 2015 Conference
Hayden Delaney (HopgoodGanim), Tim Hudson (Cryptsoft) and Bill Duane (RSA) will be presenting on Compliance by Design - Getting the right blend of security, interoperability and legal compliance into core information systems and infrastructure at the annual AusCERT Information Security Conference on Thursday 4th June 2015.

For more information go to the Speaker Details or the Conference Program
Cryptosense, Cryptsoft, Dell, Feitian, Fornetix, HP, IBM, Oracle, P6R, Thales, Utimaco, and Vormetric Collaborate to Prove Multi-Vendor Interoperability

"The OASIS 2015 interoperability demonstration is a small window into the large, expanding reality of market proven interoperability between enterprise key managers, cryptographic devices and range of storage, security and cloud products," said Tony Cox, OASIS KMIP Technical Committee Chair and Interoperability Event Lead. "Demonstrating interoperability between enterprise key managers and HSMs, U2F tokens, OTP tokens, and storage appliances opens up the reality of choice for CIOs, CSOs and CTOs. They can now choose the best-of-breed, vendor agnostic solutions that suit their organization's current and future requirements, secure in the knowledge that interoperability is not an unknown variable but a clearly defined constant."

"As a major OEM technology supplier, Cryptsoft is aware that the OASIS KMIP and PKCS #11 standards are the preferred key management and cryptographic capability foundations for enterprise data security implementations. Multiple significant changes in the enterprise security trust landscape has fueled further demand for interoperable open standards based solutions that facilitate management insight and control of data and cryptographic devices alike. Supplying OASIS conformant solutions helps ensure that these demands are met practically and securely without sacrificing interoperability." said Tim Hudson, CTO & Technical Director at Cryptsoft

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft today announced the culmination of an expanded set of enterprise key management technology license agreements with HP, which enables the addition of Cryptsoft's proven, OASIS KMIP-conformant solution to an expanding list of HP enterprise products.

"Managing heterogeneous data storage products with hundreds of thousands of encryption keys can result in new security risks, poor performance and complex manageability. HP has embraced KMIP technology across many product lines to leverage the benefits of an open standard," said Tony Cox, Director Business Development, Strategy and Alliances at Cryptsoft.

HP now provides standards based, interoperable, enterprise key management capability across the following products, as listed at https://wiki.oasis-open.org/kmip/KnownKMIPImplementations:

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft, the OEM provider of choice for KMIP (Key management Interoperability Protocol) technology, has provided its KMIP Interoperability Test Suite to SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) to underpin the SNIA KMIP Conformance Testing Program. The program is a vendor-independent testing service for interoperability conformance testing of implementations of the OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) KMIP specification.

"As an independent technical industry organisation, vendors and IT professionals trust SNIA to deliver robust conformance testing programs to meet their needs. All of our testing programs are developed to ensure specification conformance with integrity, independence, control and confidentiality principles. The global technology vendors participating within the SNIA organization jointly establish rigorous conformance test operating procedures that are delivered at our SNIA Technology Center and further extended through the worldwide internet. Working closely with members of the Cryptsoft team, SNIA developed a KMIP conformance test program that validates security key management interoperability across servers and clients. Cryptsoft's tools, commitment, and staff are all essential for this program to be available to the industry in a timely fashion," said Wayne M. Adams, Chairman Emeritus of SNIA.

For more information go to the Press Release
HyTrust, a major provider of security automation technology for the cloud and virtualisation markets, has adopted the prevailing OEM Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) solution from Cryptsoft.

"HyTrust software makes it possible to automate security so organizations can move more quickly to private, hybrid and public clouds. Transparent encryption and easy-to-deploy key management are an essential part of that solution. KMIP support is a natural addition to HyTrust DataControl because it will enable customers to integrate HyTrust's cloud encryption into an enterprise key management strategy. Cryptsoft's SDK's are a tested means to a rapid KMIP implementation and shortened time to market", said Bill Hackenberger, VP of Data Security at HyTrust.

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft, the preferred OEM provider of technology to the enterprise key management security market today announced a collaboration with Intel focussed on standards based encryption key management using OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) conformant technology.

"Customers demand data encryption and sovereignty, workload integrity and confidentiality as fundamental security needs to adapt data center virtualization and cloud deployment models. Asserting enterprise control on these data center assets requires key management solutions from vendors such as Cryptsoft. This will help keep cryptographic keys within enterprise control and alleviate restrictions on secure movement of data and workloads. Integrated solutions with vendors like Cryptsoft help accomplish control and compliance needs", said Ravi Varanasi, General Manager of the Cloud Security team, Intel Data Center Group.

For more information go to the Press Release
Huawei and Cryptsoft today announced a broad licensing agreement covering the Huawei storage product line and Cryptsoft's OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) SDK products. Huawei's storage product line, sold under the Huawei OceanStor product brand includes enterprise unified storage, massive storage, storage software and data protection products.

"Leveraging our experience, knowledge and technology in enterprise key management, Huawei have enabled their customers to choose which vendor they entrust the key management task to. This choice is underpinned by an interoperable open standard (KMIP), which applies equally to storage arrays, storage networking or data protection products", said Tony Cox, Director Business Development, Strategy and Alliances at Cryptsoft.

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft, the major OEM provider of technology to the enterprise key management security market today announced the latest release of a converged key management and hardware security module solution.

Cryptsoft has addressed the challenges of greater visibility and control of the various keys in use within the enterprise by extending the Cryptsoft KMIP Server SDK to fully support the Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from Oracle, SafeNet and Thales.

"The OASIS PKCS#11 v2.40 committee specification provides the only cross-vendor, platform-neutral API for interaction with the full range of security devices from smartcards to hardware security modules. PKCS#11 addresses the integration requirements for security-aware applications and services. The OASIS KMIP specification is entirely complementary to PKCS#11 and both groups are working together to enable interoperable solutions at each level of the software architecture stack." said Dr Robert Griffin, co-chair OASIS PKCS#11 TC, Chair Emeritus OASIS KMIP TC and Chief Security Architect, RSA the security division of EMC.

For more information go to the Press Release
OASIS KMIP & PKCS11 Interoperability Showcase
20-24 April 2015
San Francisco, California United States

Cryptsoft as part of an eleven OASIS member company group will demonstrate products that support the OASIS KMIP and PKCS11 standards. The companies involved include: Cryptosense, Cryptsoft, Dell, Feitian Technologies, Fornetix, HP, IBM, Oracle, P6R Inc., Thales e-Security, and Vormetric.
The Cryptsoft KMIP C SDK version 1.8.0 (Client) has passed the independent SNIA SSIF KMIP conformance testing program across a large range of profiles.

For more information go to the SNIA SSIF KMIP Conformance Testing Results
The OASIS PKCS#11 Technical committeee has published 3 Committee Specifications and 1 Committee Note for PKCS#11 v2.40.

For more information refer to the publication announcement or the PKCS11 TC
The Cryptsoft KMIP C Server SDK version 1.8.0 has passed the independent SNIA SSIF KMIP conformance testing program across a large range of profiles.

For more information go to the SNIA SSIF KMIP Conformance Testing Results
Cryptsoft, the major OEM provider of KMIP technology to the enterprise key management security market, today announced a technology licensing agreement with Venafi for KMIP conformant enterprise key management capability.

"Cryptsoft's KMIP technology will help Venafi customers secure and protect cryptographic keys and digital certificates using open interoperability standards," said Kevin Bocek, VP Security Strategy and Threat Intelligence at Venafi.

For more information go to the Press Release
Cryptsoft, a respected supplier of encryption and key management technology, today announced additional deployments of its Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) toolkit within HP. This announcement comes as both companies enter the KMIP Conformance Program being offered by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and administered by the Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF). The program is designed to provide both the storage and security markets with assurance that implementations conform to the KMIP specification and are interoperable.

For more information go to the Press Release
The OASIS KMIP Technical committeee has published 11 #KMIP Committee Specification Drafts and 2 KMIP Committee Note Drafts for a 15-day second Public Review. For more information refer to the public review announcement or the KMIP TC
The list of KMIP implementations known to the OASIS KMIP technical committee has been updated.

See here for the current list.
Video of Tim Hudson from Cryptsoft interviewed at the RSA 2014 OASIS Interoperability Demonstration.

To view the video follow this YouTube link
Cryptsoft today announced its latest round of certification in the RSA® Ready program, demonstrating an improved set of interoperability features between the latest Cryptsoft KMIP C Client SDK and the latest version of RSA® Data Protection Manager software (DPM) from RSA, The Security Division of EMC. The RSA Ready certification signifies that both companies have tested and certified interoperable products with DPM across multiple deployment scenarios.

For more information go to the Press Release
The Storage Security Industry Forum (SSIF), a special interest community within the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), today announced the official launch of the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Test Program. The KMIP Test Program and its test suites and protocols provide for conformance testing based on KMIP usage profiles and interoperable, secure solutions. The KMIP Specification is defined by OASIS (The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) and test profiles are established by its KMIP Technical Committee.

Note: the SSIF program uses the Cryptsoft KMIP interoperability test suite.

For more information go to the Press Release
Customer demand for encryption systems that support proven standards has never been higher. In appreciation of that, RSA Conference 2014 is showcasing interoperability demos for two of the most widely-adopted security standards from OASIS. The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) and the Public-Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) #11 are being featured in two separate demonstrations involving eleven companies. These organizations are delivering proven solutions that protect data, both in storage systems and in the cloud, across diverse infrastructures.

Note: Cryptsoft is participating in both the KMIP and PKCS#11 interoperability demonstrations.

For more information go to the Press Release
Utilising Cryptsoft's KMIP SDK products Panzura Inc. has enhanced their existing encryption capability with integration of the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP). For more information go to the Press Release