By: Nathan Eddy - EWEEK
Rune designed Deadbolt, implementing both standards-based OpenPGP and an optional, one-time pad for email, messaging and data.
Web-security specialist Rune Information Security Corp. announced the availability of its Deadbolt encryption solution, which is designed to block data theft through email and messaging interception.
Deadbolt is data-centric and protects information as it moves across network and geographic boundaries and in the cloud. Once encrypted, the information on a laptop is kept safe on a notebook as it would be running through international telecommunications and data networks. It is designed to be deployed in businesses with small to medium-size user groups, or large corporations.
Rune designed Deadbolt implementing both standards-based OpenPGP and an optional, one-time pad for email, messaging and data. The pad alludes to the unbreakable and random Vernam cipher or one-time pad invented in 1917. The Vernam cipher is unbreakable because it produces completely random cipher-text that secures data so that even the most powerful supercomputers can't break the encryption when it is used properly.
During World War II, spies used a paper "pad" that had the randomly generated text to encode and decode their messages. The only way to break the code and read the message was to actually be in possession of the pad. With Deadbolt, this form of data security helps guarantee that the recipient who has the "pad/key" is the only one who can unlock and read emails and attachments.
"Rune created a data security product that is uniquely easy to use, and when used correctly, with the appropriate policies, unbreakable," said Lance Gaines, president and chief technology officer of Rune. "Whether you're an enterprise executive, a banker trying to maintain financial security, a high-net-worth individual, working with sensitive corporate or personal data, Deadbolt will make sure your secrets stay secret. Deadbolt is not crypto for the masses; instead it is crypto for those who need to protect sensitive information and secrets."
Deadbolt keeps organizational and personal email, messages, and files private through standards-based OpenPGP and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and when data security is paramount, the Vernam cipher configuration is also available. Rune's development team coupled a FIPS 140-2 approved software library (NSS) with one-time pad enabling strong encryption and compliance with industry standards and regulations.
"Deadbolt is designed to easily protect information against all who want to steal or watch your data," Gaines said. "We can't stop them from getting access to your system, but we do stop them from being able to read sensitive data and information at rest or in motion. If running in the Vernam or one-time pad configuration Deadbolt removes information from the continual 'crypto arms race' of ever-increasing key lengths; whatever you secure today will be just as secure 1,000 years from now."