Synopsys has announced it has successfully validated the DesignWare Cryptography Software Library through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). To earn validation, the DesignWare Cryptography Software Library passed a full suite of validation tests for secure functions including block ciphers (AES, DES), digital signatures (RSA and ECC based), secure hashing (SHA-1, 2 and 3) and random number generation.
By providing cryptography software that has been extensively tested and validated through the NIST CAVP, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification for applications requiring high levels of security.
The DesignWare Cryptography Software Library features the most widely used symmetric and asymmetric cryptography algorithms in a wide range of size and performance configuration options including hardware offload.
For applications that will be ported to multiple platforms, the DesignWare Cryptography Software Library supports DesignWare ARC, ARM and x86 processor platforms and build environments including Linux, Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
"The need for increased cybersecurity has been recognised industrywide, requiring advanced security solutions to protect against growing vulnerabilities," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP at Synopsys.
"Security needs to be addressed at all levels, from the SoC to the software applications. By using DesignWare Cryptography Software Libraries that have been validated by NIST CAVP, designers can be confident that the functions will operate as expected to help them meet the most stringent FIPS certification criteria for their application."