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BSAFE 3.0is the newest release of the world's most popular cryptography toolkit. Fully compatible with keys and data from previous versions, BSAFE 3.0 is a portable C programmer's toolkit that allows developers to integrate state-of-the-art privacy and authentication features into virtually any application. BSAFE 3.0 provides the programmer with a complete palette of the most popular and trusted cryptographic algorithms, including Triple-DES, RC5, and of course the patented RSA Public Key Cryptosystem, the worldwide standard for Internet security. New in BSAFE 3.0 is support for the DSA and SHA1 U.S. government signature and hashing algorithms.
BSAFE 3.0 can dramatically reduce the cost associated with development of secure applications by giving developers a big head start. With BSAFE, any programmer can develop secure applications - without a background in cryptography, mathematics or number theory. Best of all, by using the toolkit from the most trusted and experienced company in the cryptography business, you won't be troubled by embarrassing and costly software recalls that often result from failed "homegrown" security techniques. BSAFE features an object-oriented API utilizing data abstraction, providing for more efficient development. BSAFE 3.0 is also re-entrant, so it can be shared by many applications at once - a necessity in today's advanced multitasking operating environments. Long, computationally-intensive cryptographic operations are interruptible or even cancelable, and there are a variety of platform-specific optimizations available.
BSAFE 3.0 includes routines for the patented RSA and Diffie-Hellman public-key techniques; the DSA government signature algorithm; the popular DES, Triple-DES and DESX secret-key ciphers; the exportable RC2 and RC4 variable key size ciphers; the high-performance RC5 symmetric block cipher; Bloom-Shamir secret sharing and key escrow; the MD2, MD5 and SHA1 hashing algorithms; and improved routines for pseudorandom number generation. And you'll be able to use these algorithms at unprecedented levels of performance - algorithms that function up to 5 times faster than previous versions of BSAFE. That means with BSAFE you'll be able to implement high-bandwidth crypto applications, like secure video, totally in software - without resorting to expensive special-purpose crypto hardware.
BSAFE is the world's best-selling crypto toolkit, so naturally it can support virtually any global security standard - in fact, many standards were written around the BSAFE toolkit! That means you can talk securely to just about anybody, whether they're speaking SSL, S/HTTP, SEPP, STT, S/MIME, S/WAN, IPSec or PCT. And of course, BSAFE fully supports PKCS, (the Public Key Cryptography Standards) the internationally-recognized public-key interoperability specifications.
BSAFE 3.0 was designed to be modular, so you can link in only the algorithms you need. It's also extensible, so you can insert new algorithms in the future - no matter where technology or government specifications take you. BSAFE also supports multiple key and data representations including previous BSAFE 1.x formats, BSAFE 2.x formats and ASN.1 BER (Basic Encoding Rules). Consequently, development is faster and applications built with BSAFE 3.0 enjoy better "forward compatibility" with future encryption techniques and standards.
Some of the world's most talented development teams chose RSA's BSAFE toolkit to provide the cryptography built into all of these best-selling applications:
End-users requiring an application that provides integrated encryption and emergency access capabilities for file and document security should examine RSA Secure, RSA's award-winning file system security extension. Developers needing to integrate security into store-and-forward based messaging applications like e-mail, e-forms, EDI or electronic commerce should consider TIPEM, RSA's standards-based Toolkit for Interoperable Privacy-Enhanced Messaging.
See the latest RSA Price Sheet for individual, 5-user and 10-user developer object-code pricing, and quantity runtime distribution pricing.
If you are ready to purchase BSAFE 3.0, you can order it directly through Secure Distribution.
BSAFE 3.0 object or source code can be inexpensively licensed from RSA for inclusion in an application that you intend to market. Royalties and license terms depend on your application type. Contact your RSA representative for a copy of our standard license agreement and a quote.
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