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Extended Portfolio of FIPS-Certified Hardware and Software Protects Against Increasing Level of Cyber attacks, Supports Government Security Mandates

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, May 28, 2013 – Inside Secure (NYSE Euronext: INSD) today announced that its SafeZone encryption toolkit, a key sub-component of the company’s embedded security software products, has received Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).The certification expands the company’s portfolio of FIPS-certified hardware security modulesand secure microcontrollersto include software offerings for securing data in transit over SSL/DTLSand IPSEC, as well as data at rest on Android™ devices. With these additional FIPS-certified offerings, INSIDE now gives OEMs and application developers even greater ability to secure appliances, applications, mobile devices and servers in accordance with stricter government security requirements.

“Security is now a basic requirement for every device and at every point where data is touched, stored or transmitted. Even beyond government-mandated applications, manyindustries in the commercial sector are adopting FIPS because it has become a globally recognized standard for security,” said Simon Blake-Wilson, executive vice president for embedded security solutions at Inside Secure.  “Using software development tools that incorporate this pre-validated module, manufacturers canmeet current and future security requirements, avoid the lengthy and expensive FIPS validation process, stay focused on their core competency and get their products to market more quickly.”

According to Simon Blake-Wilson, this enhancement to INSIDE’s lineup of FIPS-certified offerings also illustrates how the recent Embedded Security Systems acquisition is supporting INSIDE’s strategy to provide its customers with the most complete assortment of hardware- and software-based security solutions.

FIPS 140-2 is a globally recognized U.S. government security standard for securing commercial, government and defense applications. U.S and Canadian government telecommunications systems already are required to use FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules to secure data.  As more industries are categorized as critical infrastructure and become targets of cyber attacks, their applications, devices and communications networks will also be required to meetthese stricter government mandates and recognized standards. Recent directives in the U.S. and Europe seek to expand this requirement to more industries—including finance, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, communications and other utilities—all of which are considered so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating effect on economic security or public health and safety.  

With its broad portfolio of FIPS-certified embedded hardware and software solutions, INSIDE reduces project costs, complexity, risk and time to market.  As globally recognized experts in standards and cryptography, INSIDE supports the leading mobile devices, as well as client and server-side operating systems, with proven integrations, extensive documentation and experienced developer-level technical support. INSIDE puts technologists on the most efficient development path, and has helped many equipment manufacturers significantly cut product development time. See for a complete list of offerings.

About Inside Secure

Inside Secure (NYSE Euronext Paris FR0010291245 – INSD.PA) is a leading designer, developer and supplier of semiconductors, embedded software and platforms for secure transactions and digital security. INSIDE mobile NFC, secure payment and digital security products provide security for a wide range of information processing, storage and transmission applications. The company’s customers are found in a wide range of markets, including mobile payment, identification documents, access control, transit, electronic device manufacturing, pay television and mobile services. For more information, visit


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