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Google, Microsoft Take Refuge in Rust Language’s Better Security

August 4, 2023

When Fortanix launched in 2016, the company made a decision: It would commit to the one-year-old Rust’s programming language to benefit from its security strengths and performance.

Seven years later, Fortanix’s commitment to Rust has proved to be a success. The company has built support for Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX), which allows the use of secure enclaves for user data, and benefits from the Rust compiler’s ability to avoid some classes of vulnerabilities, especially memory safety issues, says Jethro Beekman, vice president of technology and CISO at the data-security firm.

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