Rubicon Labs, Inc.hasintroduced TLS Armor, a hardware security platform to protect and accelerate the execution of high-value cryptographic SSL (Secure Socket Layer)/TLS (Transport Layer Security) keys in untrusted data centers.
Built upon its Zero Knowledge platform and product family, the TLS Armor product that couples device-level software and hardware at the semiconductor level to safeguard the keys that clients and servers depend on for negotiating secure connections. Those keys are transformed into values that are invisible to an attacker and never known but still usable by the CPU when wrapped with Rubicons Zero-Knowledge keys. The TLS Armor product was designed specifically to protect SSL/TLS keys at rest, in transit, and – most importantly – in use, rendering them useless to an attacker.
The TLS Armor PCIe card is the first product from Rubicon built upon its Zero Knowledge platform. That platform has been engineered with speed, low power usage and high data security as its most critical components. When deployed in the data center, TLS Armor restores trust to vulnerable clouds. It can also be used to establish secure identity and key exchanges for IoT devices through an optional software upgrade to transform the PCIe product into a powerful IoT gateway. A Rubicon Labs-based IoT key exchange executes over 3,000 times faster than an equivalent RSA 2048 bit TLS handshake.
In commenting on the TLS Armor platform from a user perspective, Akamai Chief Architect Stephen Ludin said, Rubicon Labs has developed a true zero knowledge system whose protocols are cryptographically sound for use in data centers but also light enough to scale down to emerging IoT applications. Ludin added, We feel TLS Armor from Rubicon Labs is a hardware solution that is well poised to be very powerful in the next decade. Akamai is an investor in Rubicon Labs.