CryptoComply for NSS
CryptoComply for NSS is part of SafeLogic’s family of standards-based “Drop-in Compliance” cryptographic engines designed for use in servers, workstations, Cloud, appliances, and mobile devices. SafeLogic’s containers deliver core cryptographic functions to these platforms and feature robust algorithm support, including Suite B algorithms. CryptoComply modules offload secure key management, data integrity, data at rest encryption, and secure communications to a trusted implementation. As a FIPS 140-2 validated module, CryptoComply for NSS can be deployed quickly to meet various needs and requirements.
CryptoComply is now available as a direct, drop-in replacement for OpenSSL [see CryptoComply], Bouncy Castle [see CryptoComply for Java], Libgcrypt [see CryptoComply for Libgcrypt], and Network Security Services. CryptoComply for NSS is the version designed to be compatible with the latter. For an architectural review and to confirm full compatibility, please contact us.
SafeLogic reduces the time required for FIPS 140 validation by as much as 90% when the CryptoComply module is deployed as a replacement for non-validated software. FIPS 140-2 validations can take over 12 months, but with CryptoComply and the RapidCert process, time-to-compliance can be dramatically reduced. Our target is 8 weeks from start to finish with zero additional effort required from the customer.
CryptoComply for NSS is a drop-in replacement for Network Security Services libraries. Developers merely have to build their code to utilize the SafeLogic module instead. Because CryptoComply has already completed FIPS 140-2 validation, products that deploy CryptoComply can accurately claim FIPS 140-2 compliance immediately.
Manage Costs and Time
FIPS 140-2 validations can take well over a year to complete and costs have escalated dramatically, especially as the number of supported platforms increases. In the dynamic IT security business, these delays and costs can magnify competitive and customer demand pressures. CryptoComply provides instant FIPS 140-2 compliance because the modules have already undergone the validation process.
Licensing other third-party modules can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year and don’t even include validation. With SafeLogic, customers will enjoy greatly reduced licensing and maintenance costs.
Eliminate Wasted Effort
Validations on a per product basis wastes time, money and effort. Save valuable resources by incorporating CryptoComply into multiple products or multiple product lines. Moreover, because CryptoComply for NSS is centrally maintained by SafeLogic, on-going support costs are greatly reduced and duplication of effort is eliminated. SafeLogic’s aggressive certification roadmap ensures that as new operating system versions are made available, CryptoComply validations will be kept up-to-date.
Maintain Validation Status
With FIPS 140-2 validations, any changes to a traditional module may force re-validation. Additional platform support may also require a re-validation. Discovered vulnerabilities in the module code could force a re-validation. CryptoComply contains only the core cryptographic functions, ensuring that only the most critical, security-relevant changes will necessitate re-validation.
While CryptoComply for NSS has been designed to isolate the validation to only the key functions, SafeLogic will continue to stringently maintain validations to support technology changes and new security threats.
Note that compliance is maintained for other operating system versions where the module binary does not change.
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DSA, RSA, ECDSA
RNG: SP 800-90 DRBG
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