Red Carpet Subscription Vol. 2 2023

IPWorks VoIP, Cloud SMS, PKI Proxy, SecureBlackbox, and more!

The latest release of our signature Red Carpet Subscription is now available, featuring new toolkits, updated components, performance and security improvements, and more.

IPWorks VoIP Beta Updates

IPWorks VoIP, a SIP toolkit for CTI applications, includes the IPPhone component for handling inbound and outbound calls, audio conferencing, wav file playback, and text-to-speech. The IVR component enables customized call routing and Interactive Voice Response applications. IPWorks VoIP is compatible with both on-premise and hosted SIP services. The latest beta brings the following new features:

  • SIPS (Secure SIP) support
  • SRTP (Secure RTP) support
  • Attended Transfer support
  • Improved noise suppression
  • Streamlined, event-based audio playback

Cloud SMS Released

Cloud SMS has been released. Send and receive SMS messages easily using popular cloud SMS services such as Twilio, Vonage, Clickatell, etc. The SMS component implements a single unified API for all supported services.

PKI Proxy Beta Updates

PKI Proxy is a secure key server which enables remote code and document signing using centrally stored keys. Any application that supports signing with Windows certificates or PKCS#11 can use certificates shared by PKI Proxy transparently, including SignTool, Jarsigner, and Adobe Acrobat. REST access is also available, enabling in-browser signing. PKI Proxy can share certificates and keys residing in system stores, HSMs, PFX files, USB tokens, and other media. Sharing is performed securely, with the private keys never leaving their storage location.

The latest beta has several new features, including:

  • Windows certificate store access via a new Key Storage Provider (KSP) module
  • Cross-platform PKCS#11 driver (Windows/Linux/macOS)
  • Administration command line utilities for scripting integration

SecureBlackbox Updates

This update primarily focuses on the internals of SecureBlackbox components. Many of the core components have been updated to reflect changes in industry expectations and provide higher performance and better interoperability.

One of the highlights is the integration of cutting-edge Fortuna random number generator, which is now the default PRNG used in the library. Among other behind-the-scenes enhancements are built-in support for native certificate stores on all supported platforms and a refreshed and modernized TLS engine.

This update also includes enhancements in our Advanced Electronic Signatures (AdES) engine, covering all subsets including CAdES, XAdES, PAdES, and JAdES. The list below summarizes the principal changes presented in the new version:

  • Support for VRI (post-signature) timestamps in PAdES documents
  • Fault-tolerant timestamping in all signing components
  • Archival timestamp V3 support in CAdES and ASiC
  • Support for hybrid flows and HTTPS receivers in OAuth client
  • External signing with ECDSA keys in all components and editions
  • TLS engine updated to support OCSP Stapling, ALPN, and client-side global session cache
  • A variety of interoperability and performance improvements in Mail components

Additional Updates

Many improvements and features have been added across the board. Below are some of the additional updates available in this release:

  • Improved support for non-exportable keys across all products
  • IPWorks SSH supports new Universal Hash Function MAC (UMAC) algorithms
  • Linux support available for SFTP Drive and S3 Drive
  • AES Drive can now run as a Windows Service
  • IPWorks SNMP support for SSL/TLS over TCP
  • CARGO-IMP read/write/translate support in IPWorks EDI