San Francisco and London-based information security company CertiVox has acquired Shamus Software Limited.
Shamus Software is the creator of the Multiprecision Integer and Rational Arithmetic C/C++ Library (MIRACL), which is used by developers in the defense, embedded and mobile systems industries to build secure “number-theoretic cryptography” into their hardware and applications.
The system is currently in use at more than 100 of the world’s leading corporations including Microsoft, Siemens and Samsung.
Combining the MIRACL crypto technology with CertiVox’s on-demand encryption key management service will allow cloud service providers, independent software vendors, communications providers, smart device or semiconductor manufacturers to offer end-to-end encrypted voice and data communications as value added services to their customers using the key management interoperability protocol (KMIP).
As a result of the acquisition, Shamus Software CEO Dr. Michael Scott will join CertiVox as chief cryptographer. He will also serve as the director of CertiVox Laboratories, a Dublin-based center of excellence whose mission will be to promote innovation in the field of elliptic curve and pairing-based cryptography, assist customers in their designs, and further enhance CertiVox’s leading edge in Internet security.
Led by CEO Brian Spector, CertiVox is a venture backed company that develops and markets a certificateless encryption as a service platform that provides for management and provisioning of identities, encryption keys and cryptographic protocols designed to enable governments, enterprises and individuals to secure their information exchanges.
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