Valicore vCoreServer Security Appliance Authenticates Embedded Systems

Valicore Technologies, a leading developer of cryptographic security solutions, introduced its vCoreServer Security Appliance, the industry’s first off-the-shelf solution for embedded system device authentication, secure server to device communications, and encryption key management. The Valicore vCoreServer dramatically reduces implementation times and costs associated with using cryptography for authentication and data privacy with embedded systems applications.

The vCoreServer can be broadly deployed in any application utilizing special function terminals or embedded system devices including entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, government, and transportation venues where device authentication and data privacy is important. Featuring Valicore’s patent-pending Secure Message Template Engine[tm] (SMTE), vCoreServer provides system implementers with an easy-to-configure method for establishing standard secure messaging protocols and custom messaging formats. The SMTE frees application developers from having to code complex message protocols and cryptographic functions into custom applications.

“Every deployed encryption application, no matter how robust the underlying cryptography, is vulnerable if the system to generate, deploy and manage the encryption keys is poorly thought out or compromised,” explained Greg Powell, Valicore’s president and chief executive. “While even novice engineers can integrate encryption functions in software or hardware into their products, the design and implementation of the key management infrastructure will determine the ultimate effectiveness of the security. The vCoreServer Security Appliance reflects our long experience in designing and building key management systems for some of the most demanding, sensitive embedded systems applications in the world,” Powell added.

Because these embedded system applications frequently run 24/7, Valicore’s engineers have paid particular attention to redundant performance technologies that make this an ideal appliance in any application that needs mission critical secure communications with large numbers of client devices. The vCoreServer features an optional RAID 1 or RAID 5 storage array with hot swappable disk drives and power supplies, along with automatic failover to backup servers. All encrypted data stays secure and scalability assures users can meet their high performance needs.

In addition to the vCoreServer appliances storage and high availability features, the appliance provides users with an optional FIPS-140-2 certified HSM for more effective security processing.

Pricing/Availability
The Valicore vCoreServer appliance was developed for the OEM market and is also available for direct sales. The appliance comes in three configurations: Lite, for applications with 100 or fewer networked devices; Mid-Range, for networks with 5,000 connected devices; and Enterprise, for deployments that support several thousands to millions of embedded system devices in the network. vCoreServer prices start at $10,000 depending on configuration and options and the appliance is currently available for delivery. For information, contact Valicore at 949-756-0690, sales@valicore.com.

About Valicore Technologies
Founded in 2002, Valicore Technologies, Inc. is a leading technology consulting company specializing in applied cryptographic engineering services. Valicore combines an emphasis on embedded systems applications with its deep understanding of security architectures to implement high performance, high assurance products, including compliance to the demanding requirements of FIPS 140-2, Common Criteria and United States Government COMSEC applications. Valicore’s use of its advanced planning processes and reusable scheduling frameworks ensure that the firm consistently delivers high-quality, on-time services.