PGP extends encryption software range

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PGP extends encryption software range

PGP introduced several products this week, 16 weeks after acquiring the software portfolio based on the PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) security technology from Network Associates.

The startup released PGP 8.0 in Enterprise, Desktop and Personal versions, as well as a freeware version, and the PGP 8.0 source code for peer review. PGP software's main function is to encrypt e-mail messages and files on a PC.

PGP Enterprise 8.0 and PGP Desktop 8.0 offer features meant for use in business environments, such as integration with multiple directory services and groupware products. Subscription pricing, available to US and Canadian customers, for PGP Enterprise starts at $125 (£80) per seat, and for PGP Desktop at $80 per seat.

PGP Personal, priced at $39, excludes links to enterprise services, but allows users to encrypt e-mail and files on their hard disk drives.

PGP Freeware 8.0, for personal and non-commercial use only, allows only the encrypting of e-mail and does not include plug-ins for e-mail clients. The PGP 8.0 source code is available for download; the licence allows review only, not reuse.

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