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Security Portal: Internationally Available Strong Crypto Products

Sep 07, 1999, 01:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Seán Boran)

"This is the first in a series of three articles devoted to Persons needing strong crypto Internationally. Most books, magazines and websites cover U.S. products, but these are not much use to International users who are penalised by the U.S. export restrictions."

"There are several mechanisms which can be used to reduce security risks to data and IT systems, ranging from policies, physical protection, firewalls, hardened operating systems, access control, authentication and encryption. Encryption functions are used in many technical security mechanisms, but very few products containing "strong" encryption are available Internationally."

"This article discusses what strong cryptography is, what the restrictions are and give a brief overview of strong products in the following categories:

  • Secured telnet/remote UNIX connections
  • Email & File encryption
  • Virtual Private networks (VPNs)
  • Development Libraries
  • Secured web services"

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