NEWS FLASH 2000-13 (APRIL 2000)
Security Teams with Compaq to Provide High-Speed Performance Cryptography
breakthrough for wireless, embedded manufacturers comes from a joint effort
between RSA Security and Compaq Computer Corp. They have unveiled a patented
technology – Multiprime -- designed to address the challenges of
processing encryption/decryption tasks on handheld devices.
The new technology is more than two times faster than previous
methods and will allow
manufacturers to offer high-speed performance and enhanced security on small
footprint devices, such as mobile phones, pocket PCs and PDAs.
technology differs from the RSA algorithm (with its use of two prime numbers
to form a large, unbreakable key), in that it uses three or more prime
numbers and parallelism to provide higher performance through small
mathematical operations. Initial implementations of the new technology have
achieved double the performance of earlier techniques.
companies will incorporate Multiprime technology into respective products.
For instance, RSA plans to incorporate the new technology across its
entire RSA BSAFE® product line, with the first implementation being of its
Wireless Transport Security Protocol, BSAFE® WTLS—C, expected to be
released during the second quarter.
For more information, go to http://www.rsasecurity.com/news/pr/000411-1.html
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