IBM has released two free security tools to enable software developers to enhance automatic data encryption and increase security in Java applications.
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The tools have been added to Big Blue’s on-line AlphaWorks programme, set up ten years ago to deliver free development tools.
One of the new tools is IBM Secure Shell Library for Java, which automatically encrypts data, including passwords, as it moves from one computer to another.
IBM has also introduced the Security Workbench Development Environment for Java tool.
This solution is designed to enable developers to configure and validate Java applications, which support both the Java and the Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGI) industry security standards.
The tools are now available to developers from IBM’s AlphaWorks website.