“Gaining access to sufficient entropy of acceptable quality has been a challenge for application developers and systems architects for many years. As a result, a wide variety of tools and work-arounds have been devised and implemented. The question is, do they work?” said Richard Moulds, Vice President of Business Strategy and Development at Whitewood. “Even if the answer in some situations is ‘yes’, it’s unlikely to be true universally. The move towards virtualized environments and cloud-based systems means that entropy is getting harder to find, and yet more and more applications involve the use of cryptography and crave it more. At some point demand for entropy outstrips supply and security takes a dive. We felt that it was important to understand how near that point we really are.”
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