Allegro Software Extends Allegro Cryptography Engine for Advanced Data-at-Rest Solution

By CIOReview | Monday, September 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Allegro Software, a provider of Internet component software for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced the addition of an advanced solution for securing data-at-rest using the FIPS 140-2 validated Allegro Cryptography Engine (ACE) in IoT applications.

Allegro’s latest addition to ACE provides IoT developers with the advanced ability to easily store and retrieve data-at-rest securely from local or cloud locations. Allegro’s ACE along with the full Allegro AE product suite are ideally suited for creating secure IoT devices for transportation, military, energy, healthcare, and communications environments.

Securing the Internet of Things represents many new challenges in terms of type, scale and complexity of technologies that are required. IoT devices at the edge of a network have the ability to generate large volumes of information and are often charged with securely acquiring, storing and eventually communicating data to enterprise applications.

Allegro’s addition provides IoT design engineers the ability to proactively address the threat surface created when storing sensitive data on persistent media. Rather than encrypting data at a volume or drive level where exposing a single set of keys potentially compromises a significant amount of sensitive data, Allegro’s secure data-at-rest solution encrypts information at the file level.

Specifically engineered for resource sensitive embedded IoT environments, Allegro’s secure data-at-rest solution uses both data encryption and authentication to detect file system validity, limit data loss if the contents and keys of a single file are exposed, obfuscate file names and render the contents of any file useless without the application’s knowledge to prevent malicious agents from copying useful data to an external storage device.