Secure Software for the Internet of Things
Secure IoT Suite
Embedded devices are increasingly connected to the Internet and called upon to communicate in meaningful ways with corporate IT servers. Allegro’s Secure IoT Suite offers a number of components to aid your engineering team in building powerful connected embedded devices using industry standard communications protocols.
Embedded HTTP Client-Server
Allegro offers technology specifically built for the embedded market to deliver HTTP server capabilities. Used in over 250 million devices, RomPager AE is the industry’s leading embedded Web Server in the market. Not far behind in distribution, RomWebClient AE provides powerful embedded HTTP client capabilities allowing your network-enabled M2M device to query remote servers for the latest information.
Leverage 10+ man years of XML product development in your embedded design with the use of Allegro’s field-proven RomXML AE toolkit. Allegro’s RomXML AE toolkit addresses the primary need for embedded XML support by efficiently translating between pre-defined C-language structures and XML-based representations. When used in conjunction with the RomWebClient AE your embedded device can initiate XML-based request/response protocols such as Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).
Embedded Web Services
Increasingly, device manufacturers are faced with building complex communications technologies into their products. Allegro’s RomXOAP AE is a field-proven product that enables your embedded device to efficiently communicate with corporate IT servers or other embedded devices utilizing a range of protocols and industry standard formats.
Command Line Interface (CLI)
The Command Line Interface (CLI) is one of the most implemented forms of device management. Whether from a serial line or through a secure telnet connection via SSH Allego’s RomCLI AE offering speeds the implementation of Cisco IOS-style command line interfaces for your embedded device.
Embedded TLS Client-Server
TLS (Transport Layer Security) is used to create an authenticated and encrypted channel, often referred to as an encrypted tunnel, between two endpoints on an unsecured network. Allegro’s Secure Transport Layer toolkit (RomSTL) provides both Client and Server support for TLS in addition to DTLS capabilities.
Embedded Certificate Management
Embedded SSH Client-Server
SSH provides encrypted communications between hosts over an insecure network. Allegro’s SSH embedded Client and Server (RomSShell AE) offers a range of client authentication options other than X.509 public-key certificates which require a fully functioning public key infrastructure.
Allegro’s Secure IoT Suite makes embedding standards-based security protocols into resource sensitive embedded systems and consumer electronics fast, easy and reliable. The Allegro Cryptography Engine (ACE) is a cryptographic library module specifically engineered to meet the critical needs of embedded computing systems in addition to fulfilling the requirements needed for FIPS 140-2 level 2 validation. The module provides embedded systems developers with a common software interface to enable bulk encryption and decryption, message digests, digital signature creation and validation, and key generation and exchange. Suite B is an advanced standard for cryptography that defines algorithms and strengths for encryption, hashing, calculating digital signatures, and key exchange. ACE includes a platform independent, government validated
RomPager AE is a full-featured HTTP 1.0/1.1 Web server toolkit that offers IPv4 and IPv6 operation, CGI-style user exit support, an internal security database, optional file support, and the PageBuilder HTML offline compiler. The PageBuilder compiler dramatically reduces development time, coding effort, and potential errors by converting HTML into
Never worry about formatting or mapping data types across hardware architectures again. RomXML AE provides a processor-independent way of encoding data for interchange between diverse systems. Parse and frame XML data with an efficient and effective solution designed for use with embedded systems.
Offers design engineers a comprehensive solution for building connectivity between embedded designs and enterprise IT environments utilizing standards-based SOAP technology. Embedded devices enabled with SOAP technology are essential for enterprise IT in remote data collection, operations, industrial automation, sensor networks
Looking to implement a Cisco IOS-style Command Line Interface? RomCLI is your solution. Define command trees, help, actions routines, security realms and more using XML and the included CliBuilder pre-compiler will create all the internal parsing tables and execution harness for the CLI Parser system. Access device variables using an API that can share existing SNMP style SET and GET routines. Leverage the capabilities of RomCLI and the included tools to decrease your time to market with a feature-rich command line interface.
RomSTL is a small, resource sensitive TLS client and server solution specifically engineered for embedded systems. RomSTL is pre-integrated with the Secure IoT Suite making it easy to envoke TLS as needed. RomSTL supports the latest RFC standards for TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2 secure server and client sessions. The toolkit is hardware and software platform agnostic and written from the ground up for efficiency. The encryption protocols interoperate with any secure browser or server and include RSA, RC4, DES, 3DES, SHA, AES, and Suite B algorithms.
RomSShell AE is an embedded Secure Shell version 2 (SSH) toolkit. SSH provides encrypted communications between hosts over an insecure network. RomSShell AE offers a range of client authentication options in addition to X.509 public-key certificates. RomSShell AE can also be used for port forwarding (sometimes called SSH tunneling), allowing you to arbitrarily tunnel secure TCP connections. RomSShell AE also supports the latest RFCs for implementing Suite B with Secure Shell.
The Allegro Cryptography Engine (ACE) is a cryptographic library module specifically engineered to meet the requirements needed for FIPS 140-2 level 2 validation. The module provides developers with a common software API to enable bulk encryption and decryption, message digests, digital signature creation and validation, and key generation and exchange. Suite B is an advanced standard for cryptography that defines algorithms and strengths for encryption, hashing, calculating digital signatures, and key exchange. ACE includes a platform independent, government validated
Embedded FIPS 140-2 Cryptography
The Allegro Cryptography Engine (ACE) is a
Embedded systems are appearing in virtually all industries with the capability to communicate independently. The rapid adoption and deployment of modern communication technologies have enabled new applications in healthcare, military applications, energy management, consumer devices
ACE is a cryptographic library module for embedded computing systems that
Securing Data In Motion
Many IoT applications often collect and correlate valuable sensitive information at the edge of the Internet and routinely transmit it to servers in the cloud securely. TLS and DTLS are the “defacto” standards for keeping data secure when communicating with servers in the cloud. Allegro’s RomSTL, embedded TLS, and DTLS toolkit, tightly integrates FIPS validated cryptography with a standards-based, embedded implementation of TLS/DTLS to keep your data secure while in motion. RomTLS is additionally integrated to make use of ACE’s support of Suite B algorithms (RFC 6460).
Securing Data At Rest
Allegro’s secure data-at-rest solution is tightly integrated with ACE validated FIPS 140-2 cryptography. Before offloading data to cloud-based applications, any sensitive information stored by IoT devices faces numerous threats and risks of unintentional exposure. Adding data encryption to the transmission process has been the traditional method for reducing this risk. However, simply encrypting data transmissions doesn’t fully address many of the threats aimed at recovering small segments of data or potentially the entire collection. Allegro's Secure IoT Suite 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.
ACE can be used stand-alone or pre-integrated with Allegro’s Secure IoT Suite.
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ACE - FIPS Mode
Digital Signature Algorithms
- RSA (FIPS 186-4) Key lengths: 2048, 3072
- Padding Modes: ANSI X9.31, PKCS #1v1.5, PSS
- DSA (FIPS 186-4) Key lengths: 2048, 3072
- ECDSA (FIPS 186-4) Curves: NIST P-224, P-256, P-384, P-521
- AES Key lengths: 128, 192, 256
- Modes: ECB, CBC, CTR, CFB1, CFB8, CFB128, OFB, CCM
- AES-GCM Key lengths: 128, 192, 256
- AES-XTS Key lengths: 128, 256
- Modes: ECB, CBC, CFB1, CFB8, CFB64, OFB
- AES-GMAC Keylengths: 128, 192, 256
- AES-CMAC Keylengths: 128, 192, 256
- DH (NIST SP 800-56A)
- ECDH Curves: NIST P-224, P-256, P-384, P-521
- Password-Based Key Derivation Function 2 (PBKDF2)
- TLS Key Derivation Functions
Random Number Generator
- DRBG (NIST SP 800-90B)
ACE - Non-FIPS Mode
All of the above in addition to the following:
Digital Signature Algorithms
- RSA: arbitrary key lengths 1024, 2048, 3072
- DSA: arbitrary key lengths 1024, 2048, 3072
Small code footprint
More resources available for application features
ANSI C Source Code Distribution
Broad processor architecture support, eases porting and support
Processor, RTOS and TCP/IP stack agnostic
Allegro's products will work with new or existing hardware and software designs
Flexible Security and External Security support
Use software encryption or if available make use of hardware cryptography acceleration
Compilation switches for size, feature and speed trade-offs
Allows the development team to optimize for system resources
- FIPS PUB 140-2, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules
- FIPS PUB 180-3, Secure Hash Standard
- FIPS PUB 186-3 Digital Signature Standard (DSS)
- FIPS PUB 197, Specification for the ADVANCED ENCRYPTION STANDARD (AES)
- FIPS PUB 198, The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC)
- Special Publication 800-38B, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: The CMAC Mode for Authentication
- Special Publication 800-38D, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) and GMAC
- Special Publication 800-56A, Recommendation for Pair-Wise Key Establishment Schemes Using Discrete Logarithm Cryptography
- Special Publication 800-89, Recommendation for Obtaining Assurances for Digital Signature Application
- DRBG NIST Special Publication 800-90A, Recommendation for Random Number Generation Using Deterministic Random Bit Generators, section 10.1.1 Hash_DRBG.
- RFC2898 - PBKDF PKCS #5: Password-Based Cryptography Specification, Version 2.0
- PKCS #7: Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard
- PKCS #8: Private-Key Information Syntax Standard
- The Advanced Encryption Standard Algorithm Validation Suite (AESAVS)
- The FIPS 186-3 Digital Signature Algorithm Validation System (DSA2VS)
- The FIPS 186-3 Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm Validation System (ECDSA2VS)
- The 186-3 RSA Validation System (RSA2VS)
- The Secure Hash Algorithm Validation System (SHAVS)
- The NIST SP 800-90A Deterministic Random Bit Generator Validation System (DRBGVS)
- The Key Agreement Schemes Validation System (KASVS)
- The CMAC Validation System (CMACVS)
- The CCM Validation System (CCMVS)
- The Galois/Counter Mode (GCM) and GMAC Validation System (GCMVS)
- The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code Validation System (HMACVS)
- Modes of Operation Validation System for the Triple Data Encryption Algorithm (TMOVS):
- NIST Special Publication 800-131A Transitions: Recommendation for Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths
- Processor Architecture - Works with any 16-bit, 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- Operating System(OS) - Works with any OS vendor and will function without an OS if needed
- Compiler - ANSI C
NIST CVMP Validation Reference
Validated FIPS FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Modules
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CAVP Validation References
ECC Component Validations
KDF TLS Validation
KAS FFC Validation
KAS ECC Validation
HMAC SHA2 Validation