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PC Week: Intel moves to open CDSA source code

Apr 10, 2000, 18:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

"Open-source security will gain new favor in the enterprise this week as Intel Corp.'s Intel Architecture Labs opens the source code for its CDSA security software...."

"CDSA, or Common Data Security Architecture, is a middleware product that connects applications to Intel security services, such as encryption/decryption, authentication, public-key services and biometrics, without the need to build or retrofit the security into the application itself...."

"CDSA runs on Windows and most Unix variants; that code will be made open source next month. IAL also will optimize CDSA for Intel's forthcoming Itanium processor and will release a Linux version in August, officials said."

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