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This is a copy of the C2Net Press Release from 12 Jan 1998
RSA Data Security Conference, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 12, 1998 --
C2Net Software today announced the Stronghold Crypto Engine for Microsoft
Windows NT. The Stronghold Crypto Engine replaces the cryptography system
of the Microsoft Internet Information Server with the same robust,
high-performance, high-security cryptography engine used in C2Net's
world-popular Stronghold product, the most popular secure web server on
The introduction of the Stronghold Crypto Engine makes it possible
for non-US web sites running Microsoft's Internet Information Server to
operate using the same high-security, full-strength encryption technology
used in C2Net's Stronghold secure web server. In the past, such sites
were limited to using weak, "export grade" cryptography which has been
proven insufficient to resist even attacks by bored college students.
"Many website administrators run Microsoft IIS for reasons which make it
impractical for them to use our Stronghold secure web server instead,"
said Sameer Parekh, President of C2Net Software, Inc. "I am glad we
can now provide those customers with the high-security, performance,
and flexibility of our advanced web server encryption technology."
Because C2Net develops its products outside the United States, the
company's strong cryptography solutions can be sold legally to customers
worldwide. For example, the Stronghold Crypto Engine along with other
C2Net products are currently being used in the "maxi multimedia network,"
a pioneering project providing citizens of Victoria, Australia with
secure online access for conducting government-related transactions such
as vehicle registration, bill payments, changes of address, and so on.
The Stronghold Crypto Engine also supports hardware encryption
acceleration from a number of vendors, including nCipher and Rainbow
Technologies. Customers with high-volume secure transaction requirements
can use the Stronghold Crypto Engine to run these hardware acceleration
products with Microsoft IIS, increasing secure transaction throughput.
"Using nFast together with the Stronghold Crypto Engine is an ideal
marriage of complimentary encryption technology and gives customers
throughout the world a strong cryptography environment for conducting
secure business on the Internet," said nCipher's president, Alex van
Stronghold Crypto Engine is available from the C2Net web site for
evaluation downloads at http://www.c2.net/products/stronghold-ce/.
C2Net Software, Inc. (http://www.c2.net/) is the 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. Its
Stronghold web server is the number one secure web server in the world,
according to a recent survey by Netcraft, Ltd.