Pico Computing will be demonstrating breakthrough applications in password recovery and real time encryption at Black Hat USA 2013—the premier cyber security conference.
In the first application, the company has partnered with ElcomSoft, whose suite of password recovery tools allows corporate, government, and law enforcement organizations to decrypt files, documents, and other password-protected objects and devices. Pico Computing’s Windows/PCIe-based solution, hosting ElcomSoft’s front end, provides FPGA-driven hardware-accelerated password recovery at nearly three times the throughput of GPU-based solutions, and in one quarter of the computing footprint while consuming considerably less power.
Pico Computing will also be presenting its FIPS 140-2-compliant inline encryption/decryption solution, demonstrating FPGA-driven throughput of up to 40 gigabits/second. Supporting applications that require the secure transfer of large amounts of data, it automatically encrypts the outgoing data stream in real time without the need for intervening steps or software operations. Unlike routers that encrypt data in software, Pico Computing’s solution performs the task via inline hardware to provide orders of magnitude improvements in performance and with greater security than software-based encryption can offer. On the receiving end is an inline decryption module.
The two applications to be demonstrated at Black Hat are based on Pico Computing’s M-505 module, each mounted on an application-optimized carrier board. See them both at Caesar’s Palace, July 31 – August 1, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, booth #530.