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Sep 08, 2000, 18:14 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In a surprise move following Wednesday's release of the patent on the main security algorithm used in digital security products, Baltimore Technologies will offer one of its key developer toolkit products for free from its website."

"In the past, the toolkit elements would have cost developers $10,000 to $20,000."

"Dublin-based Baltimore, the third-largest company marketing security products following its January merger with U.S.-based CyberTrust, hopes the free availability of the toolkit will encourage developers to incorporate public key cryptography into many more applications."

"Baltimore believes this will help seed the security products market, already expected to be worth £287 million by 2003, according to analyst Datamonitor."

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