First announced by Sony in 2007, CLEFIA is an encryption technology which delivers on Sony's dedication to reliability and ease of use based on Sony's unique and extensive history of consumer product development and manufacture. Adopted as an international standard in January 2012, CLEFIA shows promise as a technology with unlimited potential across numerous applications.
Shirai: I would define encryption as a technology that encrypts digital data in a complex way so that unauthorized parties are unable to decrypt it. While numerous encryption technologies have been developed and implemented for various purposes, our team's goal was to create an encryption technology that would surpass existing technologies in every respect. CLEFIA was the culmination of this ambition.
The research team was formed in 2000 based on the idea that security and the encryption technology on which it depends would become increasingly important in the networking era. The core research goal was to create an encryption technology that would be useful across an increasingly wide variety of applications.