The Whitewood Entropy Management for OpenSSL agent addresses this issue by enabling the user to configure OpenSSL deployments to select and combine specific sources of entropy, measure the consumption of entropy, and decide when and how to use a NIST-compliant PRNG (Pseudo-Random Number Generator) that is included in the package. The Whitewood agent requires no modification to the standard OpenSSL library and includes full support for Whitewood’s Entropy Engine, a quantum-powered random number generator that can be deployed locally or accessed over a network as a shared resource as well as other entropy sources such as the native CPU capability, RdRand.

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