At 6:40 PM 9/21/94, "Peter Summers, Computer Engineer, Cardiolog"
>> It's not automatic, but you should consider PGP from ViaCrypt,
>> 602-944-0773, so long as all your users are in the USA.
>> > I would imagine that such a product would be sold as a
>> > anyone know of any products?
>If you have non-US users, get them to pull a copy of PGP off a
>non-US BBS. :-)
The problem with this, if I recall correctly, is that IDEA (the symetric
algorithm used by PGP) is patented world-wide, and is licensed for PGP
non-commercial use. ViaCrypt has (again, if I recall correctly) negotiated
a deal with the patenters to use their alogrithm in a commercial product.
If you want patent free algorithms, DES is available legally outside the
US, despite what the NSA might have you believe. You just need to purchase
the devices overseas (for your overseas corrospondants, or for you. No law
against importing cryptography. :-) )
Bob Snyder N2KGO MIME, PGP, RIPEM mail accepted
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