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WAPman gets security blanket from RSA

EdgeMatrix and RSA Security have agreed on a partnership that will lend RSA's Bsafe WTLS-C software to its WAPman microbrowser. WAPman is a downloadable microbrowser for the PalmOS platform. Users can securely access wireless Internet content and information using PDAs, mobile phones, fixed-line videophones and in-car Internet devices. EdgeMatrix is targeted at financial institutions, e-businesses, telecommunication companies and large industry. RSA Bsafe is embedded in many Internet applications, including Web browsers, wireless devices, servers, e-mail systems and VPNs.

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DefendNet names new veep

Managed Internet security solutions provider DefendNet Solutions has named Steven M. Lynch vice president of operations and technology. Lynch is a 20-year veteran in data engineering and IP services. He was recently an exec with Teligent, a broadband provider. There he designed and implemented its facility-based ISP supporting e-mail, Web hosting and DNS requirements. He has also worked for Citicorp's Global Information Network and MCI. DefendNet services small- and medium-sized enterprises with solutions that manage, monitor and report on a company's security. DefendNet is delivered through ISPs, CLECs/DLECs, ASPs, system integrators and co-locators.

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RSA acquires Xcert International

RSA Security recently announced it has acquired digital certificate-based product developer, Xcert International. The deal is valued at $67.5 million, according to RSA. RSA hopes the acquisition will increase its PKI market share and revenue. Xcert's Sentry certificate issuance and management solution will join RSA's Keon family of PKI products.

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Microsoft certifies Identix log-on device

Biometric authentication, security and identification solution provider Identix Inc., announces that its BioLogon software and BioTouch PC card fingerprint reader recently became the first biometrics solutions to receive Windows 2000 Professional certification from Microsoft. BioTouch for laptops passed Windows Logo Program and Testing and has earned the "Designed for Windows 2000 Professional" logo. BioLogon software for Win2000 received certification from VeriTest, Microsoft's approved software testing supplier.

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