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C2Net Announces First Secure TLS Implementation

C2Net Software today announced the first implementation of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.0 protocol, the new, standards-based replacement for the popular SSL protocol that provides communications privacy over the World Wide Web.

The specification for the TLS protocol was developed under the auspices of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to allow client/server applications to communicate in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.

TLS is the open, standards-based replacement for the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol developed by Netscape Communications Corporation. Industry experts expect TLS to quickly replace SSL as the primary protocol used to encrypt real-time communication over the Internet.

C2Net has set up an online test server at the company's offshore research facility so that other vendors developing products supporting the TLS standard may test for interoperability.

Through its international offshore development programs, all C2Net products are exempt from U.S. government export restrictions, allowing the company to offer uncrippled, strong cryptography solutions to customers worldwide.