Spitfire Extends Support for Japan's Newly Approved Block Cipher "Camellia"
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - Feb 28, 2006 - Bloombase Technologies announced today their flagship enterprise security product line Spitfire, extends support for Japan's newly approved block cipher named "Camellia".
Spitfire enterprise security platform is a basket of total information security solutions for sensitive data privacy and integrity protection, no matter they are on transit or at rest.
Spitfire StoreSafe enterprise storage encryption server secures confidential persistence data on physical storage subsystems including direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN), while providing a virtualized view of the encrypted replica as if they are in plain, achieving transparent deployment and on-the-fly wire-speed encryption. Spitfire StoreSafe recently achieved gigabit encryption speed by protecting SAN data using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit cipher on AMD's Opteron dual-core processors.
Data interchange over XML and web services amongst enterprises streamlines business processes and accelerates electronic commerce. Spitfire SOA security server secures electronic data transactions by state-of-the-art cryptographic technologies, safe-guarding confidential data from unauthorized disclosure and sensitive data from being tampered.
Spitfire enterprise security platform is built-in with numerous ciphers of international standardizations including FIPS-197 AES 128, 192 and 256-bit, FIPS-46-3 3DES and DES, CAST5 and CAST6, IDEA, RC2, RC4, RC5 and RC6, Blowfish and Twofish, Serpent and Skipjack, as well as RSA.
The extension of Camellia cipher support of Spitfire benefits our customers in Japan, Korea and European Union (EU) who are expected to be early adoptors of Camellia.
It is a strategic decision to support Camellia to increase Bloombase's presence in regions where corproations and organizations would like to seek for alternate cryptographic cipher which is as strong and efficient as AES-Rjindael.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi) jointly developed in 2000 the 128-bit block cipher algorithm "Camellia." On this occasion, as the first Japanese encryption algorithm, Camellia was adopted as a new standard encryption algorithm in three major Internet secure protocols, SSL/TLS, S/MIME, and XML. Furthermore, the deliberations by the IETF have approved addition of Camellia into IPsec protocol, and Camellia will be adopted this fall.
As an encryption scheme with the world's highest level of excellent security and performance, Camellia was adopted as International standardization specification and recommended specification, the EU recommended cipher, E-government recommended cipher, ISO/IEC international standard cipher, etc., and it was acknowledged as the standard that should be implemented in the Internet for the next generation encryption scheme.
For more information about Camellia, please refer to http://info.isl.ntt.co.jp/crypt/camellia/index.html
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