WHY ARE RANDOM NUMBERS SO CRITICAL?
Security applications rely on random numbers. Anything less than true randomness introduces risk. But randomness is impossible to prove and the ability to generate true random numbers varies from instance to instance and device to device.
It’s tempting to take random numbers for granted but that would be a mistake.
Our reliance on cryptography continually raises the bar for generating true random numbers. Encryption, authentication and signing are the backbone of modern security architectures and their effectiveness depends on generating keys that are impossible to predict.
True confidence in your security systems can only come from a consistent supply of true random numbers across your entire application environment. From data center to cloud and out to the internet of things, It’s time to take control.
HOW WHITEWOOD CAN HELP
Virtually all random numbers are generated by the operating system. The problem is that software can’t generate true random numbers. Software is deterministic, pre-programmed, it relies on capturing entropy, natural randomness from the physical world to create unpredictability.
But as IT environments are virtualized, containerized, migrated to the cloud and pushed to the edge of an IoT network access to entropy can be severely reduced. Starved of entropy, keys become predictable and critical systems with valuable data become vulnerable.
Whitewood helps address the issue of entropy starvation. Our products are built on award winning technology that uses quantum mechanics to create pure entropy. We enable existing systems to generate true random numbers and drive assurance and consistency for security critical applications.
We support three deployment scenarios:
HARNESS THE POWER OF TRUE RANDOM NUMBERS
High-quality random number generation is an essential component of every key management strategy. Understanding how keys are made in the first place and ensuring the availability of true entropy is as important as managing how keys are stored and who has access to them.
HOSTING AND CLOUD PROVIDERS
Attract customers and strengthen relationships by delivering entropy as a service to tenant applications. Expanding your security services portfolio adds value and creates revenue opportunities by attracting security-critical applications away from the data center to grow your market.
SECURITY SOLUTION PROVIDERS
Relying on weak sources of entropy can compromise a product’s integrity, risk your reputation and make security certification more costly. Employing quantum powered entropy within your product portfolio can create the differentiation to stand out in a crowded market.
Let Whitewood Help You Take Control