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ComputerUser.com/Newsbytes: Intel to Offer Open Source Security Software

Apr 12, 2000, 22:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Stone)

"The Wall Street Journal reported today that the free Intel software implements a set of security functions embodying Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA), an industry-wide security standard established two years ago. CDSA utilizes such features as high-level encryption and a means to assign and manage digital certificates, which guarantee the identity of users and corporations."

"Intel hopes to make CDSA features more accessible to software developers worldwide, the report said, and is doing so by offering the free downloads. Intel engineers have concentrated on "reference implementation" of CDSA functions, meant to build working CDSA software. The company estimates the development costs at more than $20 million but will begin offering free downloads by May 15, the report said."

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