NTRU public key crypto released to open source community: Today, Security Innovation announced the availability of NTRU crypto for free use in open source software. With the GPL open source license, NTRU can be confidently deployed in open source products such as web browsers and TLS/SSL servers. For those wishing to incorporate NTRU into a proprietary product, a commercial license is available.
“The Internet generates a trillion dollars in ecommerce sales a year; however, these transactions are being protected by a limited set of encryption algorithms”, said Charles Kolodgy, Research Vice President for Security Products at IDC. “This lack of diversity can be a single point of failure. By offering NTRU under a General Public License, Security Innovation is expanding the diversity of encryption available on the Internet.”
“The open source licensing of the NTRU crypto system will make it easier for wide-spread adoption of our X9.98 standard, allowing Financial Services companies to protect their important financial transactions,” said executive director Cynthia Fuller of Accredited Standards Committee X9 Financial Industry Standards.