Sun beefs up security on Java servers


Sun beefs up security on Java servers

Antony Savvas

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

The company is to introduce Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 with support for elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). This 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 online transactions.

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

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


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