Harbinger Implements 128-Bit Encryption Outside U.S.

Atlanta-based e-commerce firm Harbinger Corp. said that it implemented its first key management infrastructure (KMI) license exception outside the U.S. with its TrustedLink Templar encryption technology.

The company said that this makes Templar “the first U.S.-based product to
provide international trading partners with the opportunity to send any
document over the Internet using 128-bit self-escrow keys–the most powerful
Internet security available.”

The Chase Manhattan Bank uses Templar
with a number of its key corporate cash management clients to provide
security for its electronic commerce
transactions including EDI payment instructions and related remittance
information sent over the Internet, the company said, adding that Templar’s
KMI license exception was an
advantage to Chase when it recently agreed to provide the same services with a
major Australian retailer.

Harbinger’s Australian distributor, Leadtec Systems, located in Melbourne,
and Chase Australia, are jointly servicing the solution in the Asia-Pacific
market for Chase’s customers.

“Harbinger’s KMI license exception for Templar enables Chase to expand already
domestically tested Internet-based services to our international or
multinational customers, providing them with powerful encryption and
authentication technology,” said Chase’s Jeanine Khoury, vice president and
product manager for Chase Treasury Solutions.

Until last September, when Harbinger was awarded KMI approval, the exportation
of encryption products was limited to self-escrow key lengths of 40 bits.
Self-escrow keys enable a company to appoint individuals as key recovery
agents to watch over sensitive information. International clients can now send
EDI and non-EDI information via the Internet using the most robust encryption
available with the KMI exception.

TrustedLink Templar is made to provide authentication, confidentiality, data integrity and non-repudiation for business-to-business electronic commerce via the
Internet. It automatically processes EDI documents, allowing trading partners
to monitor the cycle of each interchange from origination through receipt.
This results in a secure, auditable exchange of EDI documents with positive
verification of sender, receiver, size, integrity and time of delivery. In
addition, TrustedLink Templar’s Object Transport guarantees secure transport
of non-EDI documents, such as CAD/CAM drawings, reports and spreadsheets, as

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