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NTRU Cryptosystems Inc., a leading provider of embedded security software solutions, has announced that Intel Corporation and NTRU are collaborating to provide Trusted Computing Group (TCG) solutions to the PC industry by combining Intel's integrated TPM solution with the NTRU TCG Middleware Suite.

By combining offerings from two companies that have helped lead the standardization and development of Trusted Computing solutions, Intel and NTRU provide PC OEMs with an easy choice for selecting the highest quality and most flexible solution available today, the companies say.

"Integrated TPM will bring additional benefits to Intel's corporate platforms. We are glad to work with companies like NTRU, with their expertise and market acumen, to enable a complete, reliable and cost effective TPM solution to the industry," said Joshua Newman, Intel chipset and graphics marketing manager.

The NTRU TMS is a market-leading trusted computing middleware solution focused on providing strong security that operates across multiple hardware platforms and software environments, the company says. The NTRU TMS is the only trusted computing middleware solution on the market today that allows PC OEM's a choice in selecting the best software applications in combination with their preferred hardware, according to the company. Now that the NTRU TMS is fully integrated with the Intel TPM, PC OEM's should have more flexibility to design the security solutions that best fit their customers' needs.

"We are very pleased to collaborate with Intel and offer NTRU's world-class software solutions in tandem with the Intel TPM," said Ari Singer, director of trusted computing at NTRU. "Intel has been a leader in the development of the TCG standards from the beginning, and the delivery of their own TPM will continue to drive TPM adoption. Our longstanding close relationship with Intel helped make the integration of our products a complete success and we look forward to finally being able to bring our combined solution to market."

Here are features of the NTRU TMS:

 

  • Consists of the following middleware components:
    • NTRU Core TCG Software Stack (CTSS): The industry standard for interoperable and compliant TCG Software Stacks, shipped on over 30 million PCs worldwide.
    • NTRU Core TCG Utilities (CTU): Simplified API to manage TPM usage.
    • NTRU TCG MSCAPI CSP (TCSP): Industry standard implementation of the Microsoft CryptoAPI utilizing the TPM
    • NTRU TCG PKCS #11 (TPKCS #11): Industry standard implementation of the RSA Security PKCS #11 standard utilizing the TPM.
    • Interoperable with all 1.1b and 1.2 TCG compliant TPMs
    • Available on a wide variety of operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux 2.6 kernel distributions
    • Provides 32-bit and 64-bit application support
    • Fully compliant with multiple standards
      • TCG Software Stack (TSS) Specification Version 1.2 - Level 1
      • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Specification Version 1.2 - Level 2
      • Microsoft(R) CryptoAPI Version 2.0
      • RSA Laboratories PKCS #11 v2.20: Cryptographic Token Interface Standard
    • Support for numerous cryptographic algorithms
      • Public key: RSA, DSA, DH
      • Symmetric key: AES, DES, TDES, RC2, RC4
      • Hash algorithms: SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, MD2, MD5
    • Full key lifecycle support
    • Digital certificate management
    • Support for both software and hardware key protection
    • About NTRU

      NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc. is a leading security software and services provider to the Trusted Computing and embedded security markets. Since 1996, NTRU has provided cryptographic products and services to major corporations in the design and integration of strong security solutions for their products in a wide range of markets. NTRU's core competencies extend from development and evaluation of standards-based security architectures and protocols, cryptosystem design and implementation of security solutions based on the NTRU algorithm suite and other major algorithms. NTRU has proven experience in the Trusted Computing marketplace, and is a trusted partner and a market leader in the development of comprehensive, flexible, and cost effective TPM solutions for OEM's and enterprises. NTRU is headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, and has offices in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit http://www.ntru.com/ or contacts Sheila Walker at 978-844-5204 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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