Security Protocol Module
The latest product from Certicom Corporation enables organizations to implement security protocols that meet the National Security Agency's (NSA) cryptographic specifications for securing both classified and unclassified communications known as Suite B. Security Builder SSL includes optimized implementations for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols, as well as the algorithms named in Suite B. Suite B states that elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) should be used for key agreement and digital signatures, and AES for encryption. Security Builder SSL is one of the security protocol modules that comprise the Certicom Security Architecture, a modular set of software cryptographic providers, security services and board support packages which expose cryptographic functionality available in hardware. All components of the Architecture are pulled together by a common, intuitive application programming interface (API) that sits between the applications, services and cryptographic providers.