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

“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

“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
, the report said.”