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Quick Takes: Keeping those client connections private

RSA provides secure connectivity

Telecommunications solutions provider Xintex Information Services has selected RSA BSAFE SSL-J software for incorporation into its CarrierCrossConnect high-speed, Web-enabled carrier connectivity solutions. BSAFE(R) provides communication service providers with security and privacy to exchange pre-order, order, provisioning and service management information. BSAFE(R) can be found in many Internet applications, including Web browsers, wireless devices, commerce servers, email systems and virtual private network products.

Nortel and Certicom partner on mobile security

Mobile e-business security provider Certicom has entered into a multilevel licensing agreement with Nortel Networks. Certicom's Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) has been licensed by Nortel to provide a VPN solution for mobile PDA users. Many Nortel products will now include Certicom's SSL Plus, securing the software infrastructure to allow for safe transactions across the Internet and other networks.

Phoenix' client authentication rises above

System-enabling software solution provider Phoenix Technologies has released a client authentication technology that authenticates a PC at power-up and runs throughout the operating system level. Phoenix's client-side technology, the first of its kind, reduces the risk of fraud, unauthorized access or hacking using two factor-authentication technologies.

CopyTele keeps files private

Encryption solution provider CopyTele has released a hardware-based encryption card (Model ULP-1) that plugs into notebook computers. The ULP-1 is the size of a credit card and operates as an encryption/decryption key that protects data files and e-mail attachments from prying eyes. The ULP-1 also guards against the spread of viruses by encrypting e-mail directories. The ULP-1 has been introduced to retail sales outlets as well as commercial end-users. CopyTele has received export approval for the ULP-1 using the Citadel(TM) CCX or Triple DES algorithms and a 128-bit encryption key from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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