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OASIS KMIP & PKCS11 Interoperability Showcase
24-27 Feb 2014
San Francisco, California United States

Cryptsoft as part of a ten OASIS member companies group will demonstrate products that support the OASIS KMIP and PKCS11 standards. The companies involved include: Cryptosense, Cryptsoft, HP, IBM, Oracle, P6R Inc., SafeNet, Thales e-Security, Townsend Security, and Vormetric.
10 Oct 2013 Re-chartered OASIS KMIP TC
The OASIS KMIP technical committee has successfully re-chartered to expand the scope of key management related items which can be covered by the technical committee. See the KMIP TC Public Page for more details.
10 Sep 2013 Storage Developers Conference
Tim Hudson will be speaking at SDC 2013 on 19-Sep-2013 on Multi-vendor Key Management - Does it Actually Work? For the abstract see Speaker Details
16 Aug 2013 KMIP 1.2 Interop Results
Cryptsoft (and other vendors) interoperabilty testing results for KMIP 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 have been published to the OASIS KMIP TC and a summary is available at Jul2013-Interop_Results_Final.pdf
27 Jun 2013 ISO9001:2008 annual audit
Cryptsoft Quality Management System has passed audit assessment under ISO 9001:2008. A copy of the updated certificate for 2013 is available.
Cryptsoft Pty Ltd and ID Quantique SA, announce completion of a technology integration of a quantum entropy source within a standards compliant KMIP server, to deliver class leading key generation and management capability. For more information go to the Press Release
More than 25 organizations are partnering at the OASIS open standards consortium to adapt the Public-Key Cryptography Standard, PKCS #11, for mobile and cloud applications. One of the most widely implemented cryptography standards in the world, PKCS #11 specifies a platform-independent application programming interface (API) for cryptographic tokens which store and control authentication information including personal identity, cryptographic keys, certificates, digital signatures, and biometric data. For more information go to the PKCS11 Press Release
Fourteen companies will demonstrate products that support the OASIS Access Control & Key Management Standards. Axiomatics, Boeing, Dell, Forgerock, NextLabs, Oracle, and ViewDS show how XACML 3.0 is used for representing authorization and entitlement policies. Cryptsoft, HP, IBM, QuintessenceLabs, Thales e-Security, Townsend Security, and Vormetric will demonstrate end-to-end encryption using KMIP. For more information go to the OASIS Interop Website
OASIS has approved and published the Key Management Interoperability Protocol Specification Version 1.1 OASIS Standard 24 January 2013 For more information go to the KMIP TC
The OASIS call for participation in a new OASIS PKCS#11 technical committee has gone out. To join (if you are an OASIS memeber) go to the PKCS11 TC
RSA/EMC have announced that they will move PKCS #11 into OASIS as a new technical committee. Cryptsoft supports this move and will be participating in the formation of the new technical committee. PKCS#11 information remains available at
The 60-day public review starts 11 October 2012 and ends 10 December 2012. This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work. The documents are available at This is the final step before KMIP 1.1 is submitted to the OASIS member companies for vote on acceptance as an OASIS specification.
Aberdeen's analysis of companies with current encryption initiatives involving enterprise key management found that the combined difference in costs avoided plus costs saved provided an advantage of nearly $100 per end-user per year over those that did not, in addition to the ability to support encryption in greater diversity and at higher scale. The Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) is seen to be an important enabling technology for enterprise key management that merits greater attention from enterprise buyers and evaluators.
16 Jul 2012 KMIP 1.1 interop testing commences
Vendors including Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, and Thales e-Security are participating in the next round of interoperability testing of the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)
The OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) TC members have recently approved two Committee Specification Drafts (CSD) and two Committee Note Drafts (CND) and submitted these drafts for 15-day public review
Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, SafeNet, Thales e-Security Show Interoperability of Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)

Axiomatics, The Boeing Company, NextLabs, Oracle, and Quest Software Products Support eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)

"OASIS KMIP provides the blueprint - 2010 saw KMIP products in development, 2011 brought products from the early adopters and in 2012 deployed interoperability via KMIP is now a reality. As one of the first vendors supporting both KMIP v1.0 and v1.1, Cryptsoft is committed to enabling industry adoption of KMIP. Our SDKs and adaptors enable our clients to both embrace KMIP and support existing non-KMIP solutions." -- Tim Hudson, Chief Security Architect (Cryptsoft)
Implementations from six companies including Cryptsoft, IBM, NetApp, QuintessenceLabs, SafeNet, and Thales will be featured at the RSA Conference
ServiceMesh, provider of the market-leading enterprise cloud platform for Global 2000 companies, today announced that it has integrated Cryptsoft's KMIP compliant key management solution to provide secure, high-speed encryption key management for the ServiceMesh Agility Platform. The integrated solution enables Agility Platform customers to deploy workloads and data securely to private and public clouds using a broadly accepted industry standard to securely manage encryption keys across multiple key stores and certificate authorities.

Cryptsoft, a leading provider of Key Management solutions, and ETI-NET, a specialized developer of storage interfaces for multi-vendor data centers, today announced encryption key management support in data protection solutions for HP NonStop servers.

A joint integration effort between the companies has enabled support for a range of external key management servers for the ETI-NET BackBox virtual tape product.

Virtual tape images can be transparently encrypted in industry-standard format using keys securely generated and delivered by an HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM) or alternatively any key management server that supports the OASIS open standards consortium Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP).
29 Jun 2011 ISO9001:2008 annual audit
Cryptsoft Quality Management System has passed the annual surveillance assessment under ISO 9001:2008.
31 Mar 2011 Queensland Smartcard License
Tim will cover the Queensland Smartcard License in his presention at AusCERT 2011 16-May-2011. QSCID provides an interface to allow reading information from the smartcard (provided you know the card holder PIN). The conference presentation is now available here
Implementations from seven companies including Cryptsoft, Emulex, Hewlett Packard, IBM, High Density Devices, RSA, and SafeNet were featured at the RSA Conference
Offical press release from OASIS.
KMIP has now been approved as an OASIS standard. The official announcement is in the OASIS archive.
6 Jul 2010 ISO9001:2008
Cryptsoft Quality Management System is now formally certified to ISO 9001:2008.
19 May 2010 OASIS
Cryptsoft has joined OASIS as Contributing Member.
6 May 2010 INTEROP
Added reference to separate interop site for testing of interoperablity between vendor implementations.
11 Apr 2010 NIST SP 800-53 REV 3
Added auto-formatted NIST Security Controls documents in HTML format.
31 Mar 2010 QGPKI Audit Panel
Cryptsoft is now a member of the Queensland Government PKI Audit Panel.
9th Sep 2009 New Cryptsoft Web Site
Updated from the old style site removing historical news items.
3rd Sep 2009 PKCS#11 Documentation
Added PKCS#11 documentation (all major versions) in HTML format for developer use.
Added FIPS140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation information (all vendor certificates) in HTML format.