>> If the answer to the above are all "no" then does anyone have any alternative
>> product suggestions - that fall in line with the network level encryption
>> CISCO are producing ?
>Rumor alert! I once heard there are Japanese companies selling library
>implementations of DES, 3-DES, etc. A company such as Cisco could conceivably
>start an offshore company, obtain the outside encryption s/w (why rewrite it),
>and sell their new router to non-US customers. Some interoperability testing
>might be a problem (on the encryption side) with the US product, but it should
>work. Note, I'm not endorsing this, just making a comment. End rumor alert.
Canadian companies whose encryption methodologies can't be regulated by the
U.S. State Department are doing a brisk business within the U.S. and
maintaining that level of security throughout the world.
I.e. Nortel Entrust. Maybe not falling in line with Cisco, but an
alternate... Have you considered Virtual Private Networking via a firewall
system to create the distinct user groups? It's just an idea. If you're
talking individual users the cost would be way out of line.