Windows 7 Architectural and Internal Security Improvements - Crypto Next Generation Services

Cryptography is a critical feature of Windows authentication and authorization services, which use cryptography for encryption, hashing, and digital signatures. Windows Vista and Windows 7 deliver Crypto Next Generation (CNG) services, which are requested by many governments and organizations. CNG allows new algorithms to be added to Windows for use in Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) and IPsec. Windows Vista and Windows 7 also include a new security processor to enable trust decisions for services, such as rights management. For organizations that are required to use specific cryptography algorithms and approved libraries, CNG is an absolute requirement.

Source of Information : Windows 7 Resource Kit 2009 Microsoft Press

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