January 13, 1998 4:00 AM PST

RSA show: All secure

The annual RSA Data Security conference in San Francisco this week sits at the center of the Internet security sector. This year proves to be no exception, as the venue hosted developments on electronic commerce, online financial transactions, certificate authorities, cryptographic hardware, and other network security news. It also is holding debates on encryption public policy and other cryptographic issues.

IBM, VeriFone target security
The two companies, along with several other security players, outline technologies designed to boost the growth of online banking and consumer e-commerce.

RSA targets mainstream market
The encryption software maker and its parent Security Dynamics announce a set of security services--the first joint effort between the two companies since they merged.

VeriSign offers services, software
The company unveils new products and announces a series of customers for its digital IDs.

Sun expands, embeds security
The company will unveil a new version of its firewall and signal its intent to build firewall capabilities into its Solaris operating system.

Year of digital certificates?
This year may go down as the year of the digital certificate, if initiatives at the RSA Data Security conference are an indicator of things to come.

Network Associates plots strategy
Capping an acquisition binge in 1997, Network Associates will outline a strategic blueprint Monday for network security and encryption.


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