Sun to widen user security options


Sun to widen user security options

Antony Savvas

Sun Microsystems is unveiling new security options for its Sun Java System Web Server and open-source Solaris operating system this week.

Sun is to introduce Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 with support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC).

ECC uses smaller public keys to unlock encrypted content, and is designed to require less processing power, while at the same time completing faster computations for secure on-line transactions.

Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 with ECC support is expected to be released in July.

In addition, Sun plans to introduce its Solaris Trusted Extensions, which will give users the full Sun suite of security options not previously bundled with Solaris 10.

The Trusted Extensions will be targeted at government agencies, financial services and the health market.

Trusted Extensions will support areas such as giving organisations the ability to separate access to data based on the profile of the user trying to access the content.

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