NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY PURCHASES SECURE64 SOFTWARE
DENVER, CO – February 3, 2009 – Secure64 Software Corporation announced today that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has purchased the company’s DNSSEC software — Secure64 DNS Signer — the first DNSSEC signing software that’s easy to implement, so organizations can deploy DNSSEC quickly, safely and correctly.
Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve American’s quality of life.
“The federal government is one of our most important target markets,” said Steve Goodbarn, CEO and Director of Secure64. “With more companies and federal organizations using the Internet as the backbone for all communications, security must be flawless. Our impenetrable micro OS and applications will help ensure no intruders compromise government DNS systems.”
Secure64 DNS Signer fully automates DNSSEC key generation, key rollover, zone signing and re-signing processes. It reduces deployment and administration costs while eliminating errors that can cause domains to become unavailable.
Secure64 DNS Signer, which is based on Secure64’s Genuinely Secure micro OS, SourceT, also scales to extremely large, dynamic environments by safely keeping DNSSEC signing keys online while providing incremental zone signing and extremely high signing performance.
For more information about Secure64 DNS Signer and the company’s other DNS products, visit www.secure64.com.
DNSSEC protects against DNS cache poisoning, pharming and redirection attacks by providing authentication of the origin of DNS data, assurance of data integrity, and authentication of denial of existence – the three elements necessary to increase the security of the Internet’s DNS infrastructure. In recognition of the importance of DNSSEC to the U.S. government infrastructure, the Office of Management and Budget issued a DNSSEC mandate that all federal agencies must deploy DNSSEC by December 2009.
About Secure64 Software Corporation
Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, Secure64® is a software company offering high-performance DNS server software that makes the DNS trustworthy and secure. Secure64 currently offers two DNS server applications based on SourceT® – the company’s patent pending Genuinely Secure™ micro OS. Secure64 DNS Signer is the first software to make DNSSEC deployment simple and secure. Secure64 DNS Authority is DNS server software that is available at all times — even during network attacks or restarts.
By using Secure64 software, organizations can break the costly and reactive patch management and OS hardening cycle because only Secure64 software is immune to compromise from rootkits and malware and resistant to network attacks that are the source of today’s most serious security threats. For more information, visit www.secure64.com.
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