yaSSL 2011 Annual Report

yaSSL has made great progress 2011!  Company growth, active partnerships, technical improvements, and our community have all made great strides forward.  We are very happy with the results of 2011 and look forward to an exciting year in 2012!  Looking to 2012, we are planning ongoing improvements to our technology and have doubled our technical resources in order to better serve our users in 2012.  

Listed below is an overview of our progress in 2011.

Business and Company Progress

1.  We participated and/or exhibited in the following events: FOSDEM, ESC Silicon Valley, O`Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo, RSA Conference, Game Developers Conference, Infosecurity Europe, OSCON, ESC Boston, and the ARM Technology Conference

2.  We gave presentations at both FOSDEM 2011 (Lightning Talk) and the 2011 O`Reilly MySQL Conference (Securing MySQL with a Focus on SSL) and published an article in the Linux Journal (Installing an Alternate SSL Provider on Android). Our presentations can be found on our Media page.

3.  We made significant improvements to our documentation (including the wolfSSL Manual, wolfSSL API Reference, and SSL Tutorial) and to our website.

4.  Our customer base doubled in 2011 and we increased our revenues by 5X.

Meaningful progress with our partner community:

1.  ARM:  wolfSSL is now included in the ARM / Avnet Embedded Software Store (www.embeddedsoftwarestore.com).
2.  Intel:  Continued a successful partnership with Intel, along with becoming a general member of the Intel Embedded Alliance
3.  We added Security Innovation and SkypeKit as a new partners.
4.  We added KoanLogic as a new partner.

wolfSSL Technical Progress

Feature highlights from our five releases of the wolfSSL embedded SSL library in 2011 include:

1.  Added Elliptic Curve (ECC) cipher suites to wolfSSL
2.  Added support for ECC, EC-DSA, and EC-DH to our CTaoCrypt crypto library
3.  Better TLS 1.2 support through more comprehensive interoperability testing with other SSL implementations
4.  Added SHA256 cipher suites and certificate signatures
5.  Added PKCS8 private key encryption support
6.  Added Password based key derivation function 2 (PBKDF2)
7.  Added PKCS #12 PBKDF support as part of our plan to get to full PKCS12 support
8.  Included UID parsing for x509 certificates
9.  Included runtime memory hooks for users wanting to change memory functions at runtime
10.  Added runtime hooks for customizable logging ability
11.  Added compiler function visibility and better naming for less namespace pollution
12.  Created simpler header structure for users
13.  Added make test support
14.  CTaoCrypt runtime library detection ability
15.  Added AES counter (CTR) mode
16.  EDH on both client and server sides
17.  Made NTRU Cipher Suites available

yaSSL Embedded Web Server Progress

1.  Released version 0.2 with bug fixes and feature enhancements
1.  Improved documentation and examples

Porting Progress

1.  CURL port.  wolfSSL can now be built with CURL (as a build option).
2.  Mbed Release.  wolfSSL was ported to Mbed in late 2010 and is now available for the Mbed cloud compiler.
3.  KLone Web Application Framework.  wolfSSL is now ported to the KLone Web Application Framework by KoanLogic.
4.  memcached patch.  wolfSSL now provides SSL security for memcache.
5.  FreeRTOS support.  wolfSSL now supports FreeRTOS/OpenRTOS.
6.  Haiku OS.  wolfSSL now works with the Haiku Operating System.
7.  lwIP support.  wolfSSL now supports running on top of lwIP.
8.  Microchip pic32 support.  wolfSSL now supports running on the pic32.
9.  reSIPprocate port
10.  We now support wpa_supplicant as a compile time option.
11.  Added hostapd support
12.  Apple TV port:  wolfSSL and yasslEWS now can be run on the Apple TV.
13.  Added wolfSSL crypto provider to MIT Kerberos library.
14.  wolfSSL Android NDK package.  wolfSSL can now be used in Android NDK applications.
15.  Ported MIT Kerberos to Android using Google’s Android NDK.

Code & Community

1.  Migrated wolfSSL code to GitHub
2.  Introduced the yaSSL Support Forums
3.  Added BMX6 to the wolfSSL Community

We are looking forward to the upcoming year and sharing new features and technology improvements with our embedded SSL users and community.