Military Embedded Systems

wolfSSL Announces the Addition of Support for DO-178 DAL A

Press Release

October 07, 2019


wolfSSL, the leading provider of security and connectivity solutions for sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) markets, with over 2 billion devices secured is adding support for complete RTCA DO-178C level A certification. wolfSSL will offer DO-178 wolfCrypt as a commercial off – the – shelf (COTS) solution for connected avionics applications. Adherence to DO-178C level A will be supported through the first wolfCrypt COTS DO-178C certification kit release that includes traceable artifacts for the following encryption algorithms

  • SHA – 256 for message digest
  • AES for encryption and decryption
  • RSA to sign and verify a message.
  • Chacha20_poly1305 for authenticated encryption and decryption.

The primary goal of this initial release is to provide the proper cryptographic underpinnings for secure boot and secure firmware update in commercial and military avionics. wolfSSL brings trusted, military – grade security to connected commercial and military aircraft. Avionics developers now have a flexible, compact, economical, high – performance COTS solution for quickly delivering FIPS 140-2 validated crypto algorithms which can be used in DO-178 mode for combined FIPS 140-2/DO-178 consumption. The wolfCrypt cryptography library FIPS 140-2 validation certificates can be applied to DO-178 uses.

“We are proud to bring trusted, military-grade security to commercial and military aviation," said Larry Stefonic, CEO and founder at wolfSSL. "Avionics developers now have a flexible, compact, economic, high-performance COTS platform for quickly delivering enhanced DO-178 based cryptographic security.”

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About wolfSSL

wolfSSL is an open source TLS library featuring optimal performance, rapid integration, hardware crypto, and support for the most current standards. wolfSSL is the #1 TLS and the first embedded TLS 1.3 implementation with TPM 2.0, MQTT, SSH, Secure Boot, hardware crypto acceleration, FIPS 140 and DO-178C certifications. wolfSSL is the most comprehensively tested and supported crypto available, securing more than 2 billion connections world wide! All products are backed by 24/7 support.


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