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internetnews.com: No Swan Song for Open Source IPsec

Jun 17, 2004, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Internet protocol security for Linux got a boost today from Novell, which announced that it would be officially sponsoring and contributing to the Openswan open source project.

"Corporate enterprises and others widely use the standard--commonly known as IPsec--as a standard security measure for virtual private networks (VPNs) and it is usually regarded as being more robust and secure than simple SSL secured access. IPSec provides for both encryption and authentication to secure data and is a standardized protocol from the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). The problem facing Openswan had been a lack of a corporate sponsor who could help rally additional support. Now, executives with Provo, Utah-based Novell are showing a willingness to step in..."

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