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New protocol from Guardtime hopes to unseat RSA for authentication, digital signatures

May 21, 2015

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integrity vendor Guardtime hopes its newly announced protocol will replace RSA for the purposes of authentication and digital signatures, touting it as easier to manage and less vulnerable to hacking.

Called BLT, the protocol name comes from the last initials of its inventors, Ahto Buldas, Risto Laanoja and Ahto Truu, just as RSA comes from the last initials of its inventors, Ron Rivest,  Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman.

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