TectroLabs, LLC, announced today the issuance to it by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of a patent that covers hardware random number generation technology.

US Patent 9,477,443 is for a method and apparatus of entropy source with multiple hardware random noise sources and continuous self-diagnostic logic.

The patent covers the technology in SwiftRNG, TL200, and TL100 hardware devices by TectroLabs that are used for generating true random numbers. SwiftRNG is a USB stick-sized device that generates random numbers at a rate of 100 megabits per second, faster than any other device of the same size.

Demand for hardware random number generators is growing rapidly as more companies seek to secure their applications and online presence. True hardware random number generators such as the SwiftRNG offer better security than pseudorandom software-based random number generators because they provide streams of random numbers that are unpredictable.