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This is a copy of the C2Net Press Release from 14 Jul 1997
OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 -- C2Net Software today announced its
Stronghold(TM) secure web server now supports the nFast hardware
cryptographic accelerator from nCipher Corporation Ltd. "Like
Stronghold, the nFast accelerator is manufactured outside of the U.S.,
enabling us to offer our world-wide customers a simple,
platform-independent way to speed up secure web server throughput,"
said C2Net Software president Sameer Parekh. "Many will find that
Stronghold's terrific out-of-the-box performance is more than enough
for their needs. If not, adding one or more nFast units is a fast,
simple way to increase encryption performance as required."
"nCipher's nFast cryptographic accelerators enhance e-commerce and
online transactions by speeding up the processing of crypto keys,"
said Alex van Someren, president of nCipher. "Using nFast together
with the Stronghold web server gives customers throughout the world a
quickly-scalable environment for conducting secure business on the
nCipher's nFast cryptographic accelerator interfaces via a standard
SCSI2 interface, making it compatible with virtually any computer
platform, and mounts within the space of a standard 3.5-inch disk
drive bay. Each nFast accelerator can carry out approximately three
hundred 1024-bit public key signings per second.
The Stronghold Web Server is an enhanced, secure, commercial version
of the popular Apache server. Based on figures in a Netcraft survey
(http://www.netcraft.com/survey/), Stronghold is the second most
popular commercial server for UNIX and the second most popular for
secure applications on the Internet.
nCipher Corporation Ltd. (http://www.ncipher.com/), an affiliate of
the Newbridge Network Corporation (NYSE: NN), is a privately-owned
developer of cryptographic technologies for securing server
transactions, including both software and hardware cryptographic
acceleration products. nCipher headquarters are located in Cambridge,
England, with US offices in Andover, MA and in Santa Clara, CA.
C2Net Software, Inc. (http://www.c2.net/) is a leading provider of
uncompromised network security software. 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.