PeerSec Targets Embedded Market with Dual-licensed MatrixSSL 1.0

4/14/2004 - PeerSec Networks LLC, a leading provider of secure device management software, announced the release of MatrixSSL 1.0, a dual-licensed Secure Sockets Layer (SSL/TLS) implementation unique in the embedded marketplace.

"PeerSec is focused on providing solutions for secure device management", said J Harper, CEO of PeerSec Networks. "Our embedded SSL library, MatrixSSL, enables standards based network security on even the smallest device. Current implementations of SSL are too large for the embedded market. MatrixSSL enables an entirely new class of devices to ship with a full security implementation. The compact footprint of MatrixSSL frees up a considerable amount of resources for new functionality in embedded devices."

MatrixSSL is less than 50 KB including cipher suites. The product includes TLS and SSLv3 client and server support, X.509 certificate authentication, fast session resumption, and implementations of RSA, AES, 3DES, ARC4, SHA1, and MD5.

MatrixSSL is not dependent on any specific transport layer, operating system, or hardware configuration. It is designed to allow straightforward integration with existing applications without threading, sockets or file system constraints. MatrixSSL includes sample client and server applications. PeerSec Networks also offers custom integration services if customers have additional security requirements.

MatrixSSL is available now under either an open source GPL license or a royalty free commercial license to maximize the adoption of security in devices. The GPL license allows open source projects to freely incorporate MatrixSSL into their application. The royalty free commercial license is available for purchase and allows proprietary projects to incorporate MatrixSSL. The commercial license includes the government standardized Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher and IETF ratified Transport Layer Security (TLS) as well as Quick Start Integration support and security updates. A free download of MatrixSSL is available on the open source project site at

PeerSec Networks was founded in 2002 to provide a software solution that combines security, Web services, and presence based messaging to solve current challenges in device management. With PeerSec Networks' software, devices can provide authenticated, secure management features through public networks, WiFi hotspots and unknown network topologies. MatrixSSL is part of PeerSec Networks' Device Web Services product suite.

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