SOURCE: KoolSpan, Inc.

KoolSpan, Inc.

June 28, 2011 09:00 ET

KoolSpan Secures Android With FIPS 140-2 Validation

Demonstrating Agility of TrustChip Platform, KoolSpan Quickly Achieves FIPS Validation for Burgeoning Smartphone Platform

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - KoolSpan®, Inc., developer of the TrustChip® family of secure connectivity solutions that seamlessly protect voice and data communications, today announced its KoolSpan TrustChip Developer Kit (TDK) Cryptographic Library for Android has achieved Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation (Cert. #1372) by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology.

FIPS validation is viewed widely as the benchmark standard for the government and many enterprise organizations. Android developers serving these customers can now harness the security of the TrustChip platform. Any app, from voice to text messaging to CRM to situational awareness, can benefit from the TrustChip hardware anchor.

The FIPS validated Android TDK provides application developers a simple way to leverage a complete and fully integrated key management, authentication and encryption solution. Developers can easily turn Android applications into secured applications with end-to-end protection. With the TDK, developers are able to concentrate on the functions and features of their application without having to manage the complexities and intricacies of authentication and encryption.

KoolSpan's TrustChip, an industry first, is a hardened microSD crypto card built for security. Complete with a 32-bit processor at its core, it is a self-contained security computer. TrustChip Secured applications harness the chip's power via the TrustChip Developer Kit (TDK). Designed to make use of industry standard SD memory slots, TrustChips can be used on smartphones, computers and other devices. KoolSpan TrustChips feature a streamlined device-to-device architecture, providing host devices advanced authentication and encryption capabilities.

"The TrustChip Platform was designed to provide app developers a simple method to implement strong and certified security across multiple platforms. We are pleased to now offer this capability to Android developers," said KoolSpan Vice President of Engineering, Bill Supernor.

Federal Information Processing Standards are developed by the federal government for use primarily by government agencies and contractors. FIPS 140-2 covers the many aspects of a cryptographic module's secure design and implementation.

KoolSpan technology has been rigorously tested and reviewed by top security research organizations in government and industry. Applications which are TrustChip Secured benefit from the solution's security strength, its ease of use and ease of implementation.

About KoolSpan, Inc.

KoolSpan is a leading innovator of simple secure solutions that protect communications, whether voice or data. Its TrustChip® security engine can protect any application on any device, including standard commercial-off-the-shelf smartphones. Today's flagship apps enable smartphone users to place encrypted phone calls simply and easily. As a result, businesses and governments worldwide have made TrustChip the premier solution for protecting their sensitive conversations. KoolSpan solutions are available through wireless carriers and authorized resellers globally. To learn more, visit www.koolspan.com or call +1.240.880.4400.

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