Cryptography Research Announces Integration of SASEBO-G into DPA Workstation™

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SAN FRANCISCO – June 23, 2009 – Cryptography Research, Inc. (CRI) today announced integration of the SASEBO-G board with its DPA Workstation™ to enable testing of FPGA images against side channel attacks such as Simple Power Analysis (SPA) and Differential Power Analysis (DPA).

DPA Workstation™ software release v 6.16 includes the capability to test FPGAs using the SASEBO-G board developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). The release also adds improved visualization tools for interpretation and manipulation of power analysis waveforms.

The SASEBO-G board offers a platform optimized for performing power analysis on Xilinx FPGA images. CRI’s advanced data collection and analysis software integrates direct I/O and data collection capability with the SASEBO-G platform. Akashi Satoh, head of the SASEBO project at AIST says “We are delighted to work with Cryptography Research to bring the capability to evaluate sophisticated hardware cryptographic modules against side channel attacks”

The DPA Workstation™ is recognized as the leading side channel analysis platform, enabling the testing of a wide variety of devices with support for all major cryptographic algorithms including DES, Triple-DES, AES, RSA, Elliptic Curve, SHA, and proprietary algorithms. “The integration of the advanced SASEBO-G platform with the advanced DPA Workstation™ confirms CRI’s commitment to delivering state of the art evaluation tools to protect fielded devices against power analysis and other side channel attacks” says Benjamin Jun, CRI’s Vice President of Technology.