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RedFox is a universal high-end proprietary encryption/decryption module, developed around 2005 by Fox-IT in Delft (Netherlands) on behalf of the Dutch Government. It has full red-black separation and can be embedded in existing products. RedFox is the successor to the Fort Fox File Encryptor (FFFE) PCMCIA card and is suitable for securing data (storage) as well as IP links.

Immediately after the introduction of the FFFE card — a further development of the V-Kaart project abandoned by Philips Crypto BV in 2001 — Fox-IT started the development of the next generation of crypto chips and crypto modules. After a successful evaluation by the AIVD – the Dutch Security Agency – the new RedFox chip was announced in 2005 [5]. Products based on RedFox were expected during the 2nd half of 2012, subject to approval by the NLNCSA (NBV) [2].

RedFox is available for (civil) third parties and contains a number of standard algorithms for Public Key Encryption (PKE), such as AES, SHA-256 and SHA-512. A special version of the chip, called RedFox GT, contains classified algorithms and is available for the Dutch Government only.

  • Dimensions
    144.5 x 109 x 22.5 mm
  • Weight
    400 grams
  • Voltage
    5V DC
  • Power
    3W typical, 7.5W max.
  • Red interfaces
    Gigabit Ethernet, GMII/MII, UART, GPIO
  • Black interface
    Gigabit Ethernet, GMII/MII, UART, GPIO, USB, I2C, SPI
  • Performance
    800 Mbps (AES + SHA, all key sizes)
  • AES 128, 192, 256-bit
  • SHA 224, 256, 384, 512-bit
  • Public Key operations, including RSA and ECC
  • Camellia 128, 192, 256-bit 1
  • Classified algorithms 2
  1. Commercial version only.
  2. Government version only (RedFox GT).

  1. RedFox Cryptographic Platform, productsheet
    Fox-IT, July 2012.
  1. Fox-IT, RedFox Crypto chip 1
    Fox-IT website. Retrieved July 2012.

  2. AIVD, NBV Nieuwsbrief, Vervanging van de FFFE
    NBV Nieuwsbrief, 2011 nr. 3. p. 6.

  3. NRC Handelsblad, Crypto-chip Red Fox... (Dutch) 1
    Crypto-chip RedFox gebruikt algoritmes om data te versleutelen en veilig te verzenden.
    1 December 2005. Retrieved July 2012.
  1. Page from cache via WayBack machine, as the original page was no longer available in 2017.

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