Standards groups are constantly inventing new standards. Many will disappear without trace, some will be implemented by a few vendors (often in an incompatible manner) and ignored by the rest, some will be so complex and difficult to interpret that they won’t be viable for years (if ever), and a very small number will survive and prove useful. The cryptlib developers keep a close eye on the standards situation and will support those that serve a useful purpose and have good industry support?.
Note that being hyped in the trade press does not constitute good industry support. The intention behind taking this cautious approach is to avoid having users locked into a collection of orphaned and legacy protocols that have very little support elsewhere. Since cryptlib is available in full source code form, you’re welcome to implement any particular protocol you require yourself, or you can contact the cryptlib developers if you require the implementation of any custom protocols.
Last Updated on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by Webmaster