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.