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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 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.
"We were the first commercial vendor to support HTTP/1.1, and we now are
the first to support TLS/1.0," said Sameer Parekh, President of C2Net
Software, Inc. "Many companies merely talk about standards compliance. We
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 a Stronghold server at the company's offshore research
facility so that other vendors developing products supporting the TLS
standard may test for interoperability. This test server is available
A developer-release of SafePassage Web Proxy that supports TLS is
available at http://www.eu.c2.net/tls-eval. This will enable all major
web browsers to communicate with servers that implement the TLS standard.
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 currently the number one full-strength web
server worldwide, according to a survey by Netcraft, Ltd.