NTRU Resistant to Quantum Attacks

As you know, yaSSL has partnered with Security Innovations to provide wolfSSL with NTRU cipher suites. Recently, Security Innovation and wolfSSL won the “Tomorrow’s Technology Today” award for Mobile Encryption. In addition, Security Innovation won the award for “Cryptography” for NTRU.

One of the advantages that NTRU offers is resistance to quantum attacks. Other public key operations such as RSA, DSA and ECC rely on a different mathematical algorithm, which with the advent of quantum computers, will be able to be broken by Shor’s Algorithm. NTRU’s abilities have been both published and reviewed by numerous scholarly journals and conferences.

In addition to being protected against quantum attacks, NTRU is much faster than RSA. When comparing the two ciphers at similar cryptographic strength, NTRU performs public key operations 100 to 200 times faster than RSA.

To read more about the awards, visit the respective links:
Mobile Encryption (http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/technology/2011/Security-Innovation.html)
Cryptography (http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/technology/2011/Security-Innovation-Cryptography.html)

If you are interested in learning more about wolfSSL with the NTRU cipher suites, or would like more information about our products, please email us at info@yassl.com.