Allegro Software Expands FIPS 140-2 Support For IoT Applications Needing Validated Cryptography in Military, Medical and Federal Environments

With the culmination of Allegro’s latest validations, IoT developers have access to the most essential component of seven key elements needed for proactive IoT security – highly portable, reliable, FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography.

Allegro Software, a leading supplier of Internet component software for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it has earned FIPS 140-2 level 1 validation on four additional platforms with the Allegro Cryptography Engine (ACE) from the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This marks the culmination of Allegro’s largest validation effort to date with the U.S. government. Specifically engineered for the rigors of resource constrained IoT computing environments, ACE enables manufacturers to leverage standards-based cryptography in IoT environments with ease. ACE is ideally suited for use in embedded systems and IoT applications in the military, energy, medical and communications industries.

ACE AND FIPS 140-2 VALIDATION

Since the passage of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Federal agencies and contractors have a mandate to maintain greater control over data and information systems as a whole. U.S. Federal agencies that use cryptographic-based systems to protect sensitive information in military, medical, telecommunications, IoT applications and other IT-related products must use FIPS 140-2 validated modules to meet these security requirements. FIPS 140-2 validation is also required by national agencies in Canada and is recognized in Europe and Australia.

ACE is one of the smallest, fastest, and most comprehensive FIPS 140-2 validated software modules on the market for IoT applications. Specifically engineered for the critical cryptographic computing needs of IoT applications, ACE is easily used, highly portable, and uniquely configurable to operate in the toughest resource sensitive environments. With a rich software API, IoT developers can easily perform bulk encryption and decryption, message digests, digital signature creation and validation, along with key generation and exchange. ACE also includes a platform independent implementation of NSA defined Suite B cryptographic algorithms as well as other FIPS approved algorithms. The…

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