CPU Tech authorized a press release today announcing the release of the Acalis Sentry™ Security Server. The full text of the press release is availabe on the CPU Tech web site, or in an early release and publication at Dark Reading.
At the most basic level, the security server can be thought of as a software plug-in for the Acalis Software Development Kit. This plug-in allows the Security Engineer (a role that can be differentiated from Software Developer) to do a variety of things: a) perform final encryption of the binary boot file for the Acalis Secure Processor, and b) set the various firewall and hardware security settings of the secure processor as well. This software plug-in happens to be hosted on a secure hardware box, utilizing the Acalis CPU872 Secure Processor to protect both CPU Tech’s and the user’s critical programming files, including the encryption algorithm and processes. This raises the security level of the software to the level of the hardware. Continue reading