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GTE CyberTrust Releases Enterprise Security Tools

GTE CyberTrust Solutions, a section of GTE Internetworking, introduced today the Enterprise Access Tool Kit, a solution for managing digital certificates across the enterprise.

The digital certificates are used as a secure means of access to corporate data, providing a flag as to which databases or content the holder can access.

"The Enterprise Access Tool Kit is a powerful solution that facilitates using digital certificates with existing systems for access control decisions. Marrying strong authentication technology without requiring changes to existing systems enables remote access and improves security without adding a lot of cost," said Tom Carty, vice president and general manager of GTE CyberTrust Solutions.

The toolkit comprises the Enterprise Access Manager, a Web-based administrative tool for defining and changing corporate policies regarding security and access, and the Enterprise Access Enforcer, a Web server plug-in module that adheres to the defined policies, enabling or blocking access as determined by the administrative policy.

The Access Enforcer supports digital certificate technology by explicitly allowing access to those holders of valid certificates. If a certificate has been revoked and listed on the Certificate Authority's (CA) certificate revocation list (CRL), access will be denied.

The Enterprise Access Tool Kit supports all X.509-compatible digital certificates and runs on Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 and Netscape Navigator 3.0 browsers, as well as the Netscape Enterprise Server. Support for the Microsoft Internet Information Server is projected for later this year.

Version 1.1 of the tool kit is scheduled to be released February 16, 1998 at a starting price of $4,600.