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Sun Microsystems has donated its Elliptic Curve Cryptography technology to the OpenSSL project.

The donation is designed to boost efforts among developers to move to the latest encryption technology and enhance Sun's reputation as a provider of secure technology.

Elliptic Curve Cryptography uses the mathematics of elliptic curves instead of prime numbers to derive cryptographic algorithms, and is explained here

At the SunNetwork 2002 conference last week, Sun announced iForce Perimeter Security, an appliance incorporating software technology from Sun, Check Point, Symantec, Trend Micro, Tripwire, e-Security, and Sanctum.

iForce Perimeter Security brings together Application Security, VPN/ firewall, integrity assurance, virus detection, intrusion detection and decoy system under the same umbrella.

At last week's conference Sun also launched the Secure Web Server platform which combines its software with employee management software from PentaSafe and Ubizen.

Sun will market these products under a new channel and partner program called iForce Security Solutions. Early members include Cable & Wireless, Dewpoint, Diamond Micro Solutions, DirSec, EDS, Entology, inSolutions, MG Solutions LLC, NeXL and Trusted Computer Solutions.

The enterprise giant also announced the latest adopters to its Sun ONE Platform for Network Identity, widely seen as an alternative to Microsoft Passport. Sun's newest allies include Banyan Systems France, Business Layers, Entrust, Passlogix and Persistent. ®

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