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PGP Acquired From NAI

jamie posted more than 12 years ago | from the old-standards dept.

Encryption 191

lowy writes "PGP Corporation, the 'new company with a long history' today announced that it has received $14 Million in funding and acquired the PGP Desktop and Wireless encryption product lines from Network Associates, Inc." PGP Corporation issued five press releases today, but we'll forgive it because it actually has products to sell, promises to keep offering a freeware version, and is taking on tech support for existing customers. Also, the email from NAI to its customers follows.

August 19, 2002

Dear Customer,

Today we are pleased to announce that PGP Corporation, a newly formed, venture-funded security company, has acquired the PGP desktop encryption and wireless product lines from Network Associates. As you know, prior to placing the products into maintenance mode, we were actively looking for a buyer that would continue the development and support of the technology.

Network Associates has retained products developed using PGPsdk including McAfee E-Business Server for encrypted server-to-server file transfer, McAfee Desktop Firewall and McAfee VPN Client. These products will remain a part of Network Associates existing product portfolio and we will continue to develop them to meet your security needs. PGP Corporation has acquired PGPmail, PGPfile, PGPdisk, PGPwireless, PGPadmin and PGPkeyserver encryption software products for Win32 and Macintosh, PGPsdk encryption software development kit, and PGP Corporate Desktop for Macintosh.

In addition to the technology, PGP Corporation has acquired all worldwide customer license agreements and technical support obligations. To ensure a seamless transition, Network Associates will work with PGP Corporation to support PGP customers through October 26, 2002. PGP Corporation will contact you shortly with details on its plans and product direction.

We trust that you will have continued success with the PGP desktop and wireless encryption products through PGP Corporation. Network Associates appreciates your business and we value our continued relationship across our remaining product lines.

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yarr! (-1)

sunken_ehime_maru (532081) | more than 12 years ago | (#4097996)


TIME TO SWAB THE POOP-DECK!

whee (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4097999)

first p0$+

Great! (-1, Offtopic)

Memetic (306131) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098003)

No I can go to jail for forgetting may password (That's the law in the UK now!) knowing my software is supported.

Re:Great! (1)

Memetic (306131) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098033)

Oops forgot how to spell and forgot the link to the info on the RIP [fipr.org] bill.

Re:Great! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098161)

Slashbutt!
News for turds.
Shit that don't matter.

Mac OS X (1)

maxphunk (222449) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098009)

**MAYBE** now we will get an OS X version...

Re:Mac OS X (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098031)

You will! Read the announcement [pgp.com] .

Re:Mac OS X (2, Funny)

jeffy124 (453342) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098150)

wow!! that announcement looks great!

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Error: Could not connect to MySql

Re:Mac OS X (1)

Bob McCown (8411) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098206)

#include "rant_about_mysql_being_ready_for_primetime.h"

error: incorrect assumption at line 103

Re:Mac OS X (2)

Yarn (75) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098044)

From http://www.pgp.com/display.php?pageID=21:
PGP Corporate Desktop 8.0 for Mac OS X will be available for ordering in Q4 2002.

Re:Mac OS X (5, Informative)

jht (5006) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098061)

Yep, we will. They've announced that PGP 8.0 for OS X will be available within a couple of months, and it's fully Cocoa based. It'll include plug-ins for Apple Mail and Entourage, and it'll have a version of PGP Disk that'll work with older images and run in OS X.

There's also going to be new Personal versions of all the apps, as well. PGP Net will be a separate application under OS X, rather than being bundled in the base product. The Windows PGP VPN product will continue to be sold by NAI.

(Of course, had they posted this when I submitted it 3 hours ago, you would have known this already...)

Finally! (1)

burgburgburg (574866) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098122)

While it has helped that the GnuPG products were there, the little differences/problems with them kept hurting the experience.

Re:Mac OS X (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098127)

Yea, but if you haven't noticed jaguar already has support for IPSec, now if apple make a nice little GUI for all the tools that OpenBSD and FreeBSD have then you won't need to buy this product. FYI i love PGPnet, use it all the time.

Re:Mac OS X (1)

mr_z_beeblebrox (591077) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098301)

**MAYBE** now we will get an OS X version...

probably already been said, but hey....

from the site:
PGP 8.0 for Macintosh OS X: PGP Mail and PGP Disk. This new product brings full Mac OS X support to the PGP product line. An all-new version of PGP Disk allows compatibility with PGP disks created on Windows, AES algorithm support, and compatibility with older Mac OS 9 PGP disks. PGP Mail for Mac OS X directly integrates with Apple's mail application as well as providing support for Microsoft's Entourage.

Re:Mac OS X (2)

13Echo (209846) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098381)

I don't doubt it. The problem with NAI having PGP was that it was pretty much in limbo. Nothing could be done with it. It was pretty much just going to waste.

This was a really good article on the subject of Phil Zimmerman on buying back PGP [newsforge.com]
.

Just who is PGP Corp.? Their site is down, and I can't get more info.

Awesome (0, Insightful)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098019)

The question is, how long until the XP version of PGP is released? PGP has been my "killer app" for sticking with Win2k - how can you own a notebook computer without an encrypted filesystem?

Hey, maybe they'll put out a Linux desktop integrated version as well, though who knows which Window Manager they'd pick.

You sounded credible... (1)

avalys (221114) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098038)

...until you revealed that you think programmers *pick* one Window Manager over another when designing applications.

Re:You sounded credible... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098086)

No, but they usually ether chose GTK or QT and by extention select a Window Manager. Asstart!

Re:You sounded credible... (0, Offtopic)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098112)

You sounded credible... ..until you revealed that you think programmers *pick* one Window Manager over another when designing applications.

Tell me, did any of the X linux applications out there that are bundled with Redhat and begin with the letter "k" get designed for a particular Window Manager? Or were they designed to function in every destkop environment (Gnome, KDE, CDE, etc.)

Just curious.

Re:You sounded credible... (0, Offtopic)

avalys (221114) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098133)

Obviously, you have no idea what a Window Manager actually does.

Gnome and KDE are desktop environments, not Window Managers.

Re:You sounded credible... (1)

Winterblink (575267) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098146)

And instead of being nice and educating him on that fact you come across as an arrogant chump. Good going, score one for the Linux community.

Re:You sounded credible... (1)

avalys (221114) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098160)

Right...and meanwhile, he was being polite and courteous.

Re:You sounded credible... (1, Offtopic)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098186)

Right...and meanwhile, he was being polite and courteous.

I felt it was one of the best pro-windows posts I've seen on slashdot. Well written, non-inflammatory and for the most part a good post. Besides, what he said was mostly valid if you substitute Window Manager with Desktop Environment. An honest mistake amongst non-linux users. Even some I know, if you ask what WM they use will say, "Gnome."

And I'm not sure why you thought his post wasn't polite...

Re:You sounded credible... (1)

mwalker (66677) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098214)

Basically, he's embarrassed that the original poster was right - if PGP is ported to linux, the software will have to be compatible with all desktop environments and window managers or some subset thereof. A query as to the nature of the subset is Interesting - or, to some, it's an invitation to miss the point and nitpick over details. Seeing as how not all window managers work in all desktop environments, the original poster has some measure of a point, though it might not have been what he intended.

The real answer appears to be : nobody knows.

Re:You sounded credible... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098221)

Dude, what you're talking about is a "windowing toolkit", which is not the same thing as a "window manager".

A window manager is a stand-alone application, like kwdm (KDE's default window manager), sawfish (GNOME's default window manager IIRC), or blackbox. In a nutshell, it is responsible for drawing the widgets that let you resize the window with your mouse, minimize, maximize, etc. It has absolutely zero to do with the appearance of the stuff /inside/ the window (namely, the application).

A windowing toolkit is a library (/lib/libfoo.a or /lib/libfoo.so, etc.), such as Qt (the toolkit used by KDE), Gtk (the toolkit used by GNOME), motif, or lesstif (think Netscape 4.x on Linux). It is responsible for the actual look and feel of the application itself--what the widgets look like, whether you get antialiased text, what kind of theming the application supports.

They're two entirely different things. You could, in theory, use kwdm as your window manager under GNOME and sawfish as your window manager under KDE (I think the latter actually works flawlessly in practice, and that it is a popular approach.)

The programmer has absolutely zero control over what window manager his application is run under beyond the incidental control stemming from the fact that if he develops for the KDE desktop environment, the window manager will most likely be kwdm.

Re:You sounded credible... (1)

saider (177166) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098225)

As long as you have the libraries installed, it does not matter what desktop you have. I run Mozilla on an Ice Window Manager running on a NetBSD machine. I had to get the Gimp toolkit first, but that does not mean that I need to run Gnome as my desktop.

Re:You sounded credible... (1)

mr_z_beeblebrox (591077) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098329)

Tell me, did any of the X linux applications out there that are bundled with Redhat and begin with the letter "k" get designed for a particular Window Manager? Or were they designed to function in every destkop environment (Gnome, KDE, CDE, etc.)

No, neither did the ones that start with g. Why do you ask

Re:Awesome (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098056)

Probably KDE, I didn't know the PGP util will encrypt the file system, how will that help if your laptop gets stolen, do you haev to enter the PGP password do boot windows?

Re:Awesome (1, Offtopic)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098092)

, how will that help if your laptop gets stolen, do you haev to enter the PGP password do boot windows?

No, but you have to enter the PGP password to steal all the work I've done for my company. The notebook itself is worthless by comparison.

Re:Awesome (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098104)

So just one directory is encrypted and you pass protect it? Please detail.

Re:Awesome (1)

drsoran (979) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098358)

So just one directory is encrypted and you pass protect it? Please detail.

It makes an encrypted image file look like a disk under Windows. So, just drag and drop folders and files into it and they are transparently encrypted.

Re:Awesome (2)

Betcour (50623) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098240)

You can do the same without the NTFS file encryption built into 2000 Pro and XP Pro...

Re:Awesome (3, Informative)

Mascot (120795) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098180)

So.. Why not just install XP then PGP? I've been using PGP 6.5.8 since XP release and it works just dandy. The OE plugin is a bit shaky but it does work. Encrypted volumes (mounted files) works flawless.

Re:Awesome (2)

sql*kitten (1359) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098234)

So.. Why not just install XP then PGP? I've been using PGP 6.5.8 since XP release and it works just dandy. The OE plugin is a bit shaky but it does work. Encrypted volumes (mounted files) works flawless.

I've experienced issues with PGP and XP's fast user switching. I guess that the PGP services aren't sure what to do with >1 interactive user logged on.

Re:Awesome (0, Offtopic)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098241)

I did not know that.

Is there a "unofficial-compatibility-list" somewhere that lists what works in XP and what doesn't? If the IPSec VPN works as well, I might just be in business...

KWTCMA

Re:Awesome (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098277)

http://www.ntcompatible.com/ for user submitted information about experiences with software under NT/2000/XP.

I've heard very bad things about trying to get the VPN components working under PGP v7.x in XP so don't try it w/o researching. From what I understand the version 6.x stuff is fine.

Re:Awesome (1)

timmyf2371 (586051) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098364)

I installed and configured PGP with Windows XP and my network connection was completed destroyed after that - not even a way to get it back. Has anyone else had any problems of this nature?

That was the day I switched to Linux and Gnupg.

Tim

Re:Awesome (1, Offtopic)

Cryogenes (324121) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098193)

PGP-Disk works flawlessly on Windows XP, have been using it for quite some time now. It's just not officially supported.

Re:Awesome (2)

rosewood (99925) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098342)

I have version 7.0 of PGP Desktop running on Windows XP and have for a hell of a long time, and it works just fine.

And you can use NTFS for your encrypted file system if you want to be running windows.

Cool. But it only benefits.... (0, Flamebait)

VargrX (104404) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098021)

the corporate/home MS windows user's really. Just about everyone else (that I can thing of(and no, IANAP [i am not a psychic :)])that's not using windows (and even some of the more clueful MS user's out there) are using gpg.

Re:Cool. But it only benefits.... (3, Insightful)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098072)

it only benefits...the corporate/home MS windows user's really.

So basically PGP only benefits 90% of the Marketplace? As far as being clueful goes, I consider myself to have a clue, and I use PGP instead of GPG because of the extra functionality - seamless integration with email clients, built in firewall, built in IDS, and an encrypted filesystem that integrates seamlessly into the filesystem. How exactly can you secure applications with files spread all over the hard drive (like your Internet Explorer cache) without a feature like that?

Maybe they're just clued in to different clues than you, man.

Re:Cool. But it only benefits.... (2)

// (81289) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098274)

Absolutely. Remember, ANYTHING that expands the PGP (by which I mean anything which is OpenPGP complient) market is GOOD for everyone.

I use both PGP *and* GPG personally. I use both PGP *and* GPG professionally. For corporate use we HAVE to have the Corporate Recovery features (although you can add an ADK to my *personal* key when you prise it from my dead fingers). For signed files on our FTP server (a Linux box) we can use GPG to auto-check the integrity.

Dead pleased to see PGP being owned by someone who gives a toss now!

Two things for them to consider carefully:
1) Code Review
2) Other platforms (esp. Linux)

Does anyone actually use PGP (1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098034)

I mean the encryption feature of PGP, it seems a ton ofpeople use it, but only as a cool sig.

Re:Does anyone actually use PGP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098102)

looks like a bunch of shit to me ;-)

Support for Linux ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098042)

There is no mention of a plan to commercially support Linux.

Open source it all!! (-1, Offtopic)

qurob (543434) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098045)


Puhleeease!

Check GnuPG, an excellent alternative (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098048)


http://www.gnupg.org/

I'VE GOT AN INFLAMED ANUS.WHO SLIPPED ME A ROOFIE? (0, Insightful)

Subject Line Troll (581198) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098169)

Re:Check GnuPG, an excellent alternative (3, Informative)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098177)

Please note that GnuPG is not a full replacement for PGP, it does not contain the following features:

  • Run-time filesystem encryption (encrypted fs)
  • Firewall
  • IDS
  • IPSEC Tunneling VPN

It does have some email encryption abilities however, so if that is your intended purpose, go to it. It's Free as in Speech!

KWTCMA

Re:Check GnuPG, an excellent alternative (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098222)

Don't mix up marketing and technics...

GnuPG is an OpenPGP implementation. PGP (the initial product name) was an encryption tools for email. After, standardize by John Callas and others, under the RFC2440 as OpenPGP.

GnuPG implements that (and more).

When you are talking about the rest, this is not related and that was product gathered from other vendors (Do you remember the "wonderful" Gauntlet Firewall ?)...

So GnuPG is an excellent alternative to PGP and a good implementation of OpenPGP.

For the REST, you can use Snort as NIDS, netfilter as Firewall and so on...

But OpenPGP defined a message format and only that...

Isn't that a bit deceptive? (5, Informative)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098246)

GnuPG is intended to replace the PGP encryption program, not the entire PGP product line. Of course, there are Free Software replacements for those other products as well:
  • Encrypted filesystem: GPL driver for Linux
  • Firewall: Linux Router Project and others.
  • IDS: Snort and its ilk.
  • IPSEC tunneling VPN: I think this is in Free S/WAN.

Bruce

Re:Isn't that a bit deceptive? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098318)

... none of which are of any use unless you run Linux. Which most people don't.

Re:Isn't that a bit deceptive? (0, Troll)

sllort (442574) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098323)

Isn't that a bit deceptive?

Bruce, it certainly wasn't my intention to deceive anyone.

Encrypted filesystem: GPL driver for Linux
Honest ignorance; I didn't know this existed. I'd like to make sure it's "on par" with PGP's implementation before considering it a workalike. The most important feature being seamless integration into the Windows O/S and filesystem. If the aforementioned software isn't available for Windows, then it's not a "full replacement". Additionally, PGP offers a choice of conventional encryption algorithms up to some rather large keysizes, and the ability to do useful paranoia-related things like never keep your passphrase in the same part of RAM for more than a few seconds, preventing a powered-down "ghosting" attack. Again, I can't speak to the implementation you speak of, but I'd like a link so I can read over it.

Firewall: Linux Router Project and others.
I'm sure there's probably a good Windows implementation of ipchains with a really nice, easy to use GUI like PGP, I just personally haven't found it. I won't contest this one with you.

IDS: Snort and its ilk.
Again, no contest of the quality of Snort, and no contest on the Windows implementation. Haven't seen it, but I'm sure it exists.

IPSEC tunneling VPN: I think this is in Free S/WAN.
Ok, here I have a bone to pick. Having spent a high quality portion of my irreplaceable youth trying to port this to Windows NT, I must respectfully disagree. PGP provides an IPSec powered LAN (with IKE!) that works under Windows with a GUI configuration tool in no seconds flat. I'm sorry, but you can't call Free S/WAN anything close to a "full replacement".

So again, I respectfully disagree, but wish you luck in fighting the DMCA.

KWTCMA

Re:Isn't that a bit deceptive? (2, Informative)

Bruce Perens (3872) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098383)

OK, sorry to jump upon you, but the confusion of a product and the product line sounded too much like market-speak for me.

If your criteria include a Windows implementation, we're not going to meet them very often - we are more interested in other platforms. But in the case of the router, that's certainly an advantage. I cringe at the thought of someone hosting their firewall on the Windows OS.

Thanks

Bruce

Re:Isn't that a bit deceptive? (1)

bryam (449040) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098388)

Hi Bruce:

One point:

"Firewall: Linux Router Project and others."

is not better?...

Firewall: Linux Kernel (netfilter)

best wishes,

-Bryam

Re:Check GnuPG, an excellent alternative (3, Insightful)

ftobin (48814) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098331)

As always, if PGP had come with an mp3 player, people would complain about GnuPG not having one also. PGP-the-suite is primarily a morass of fairly unrelated products, bundled together merely for markettng reasons, which you have obviously fallen for...

Re:Check GnuPG, an excellent subset (0, Flamebait)

mwalker (66677) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098359)

PGP-the-suite is primarily a morass of fairly unrelated products, bundled together merely for markettng reasons, which you have obviously fallen for...

Yes, an IDS, a firewall, an encrypted email client, and an encrypted filesystem. What could the relationship possibly be? These products have no business being in the same box, they're from separate industries! It's all a marketing trick, FUD FUD FUD!

Let's burn down NAI headquarters at once.

who funded it (-1, Offtopic)

bumbaclaat (203121) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098051)

what are the chances that it's the CIA's venture fund and they're going to monkey with the code

Re:who funded it (5, Informative)

Majin Bubu (455010) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098142)

Check http://www.pgp.com/display.php?pageID=51#anch23
T he new company has Zimmermann and Schneier in the technical board of advisors. One can hope.

Re:who funded it (1)

bastion_xx (233612) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098270)

This is good, yes. I've been waiting for someone to buy PGP. Finance was about to pull some accruals for encryption software for our corporate PC's (2000/XP).

slashdotted... (-1, Offtopic)

gclef (96311) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098055)

Warning: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7
Error: Could not connect to MySql

mmmm....I love the smell of a slashdotting in the morning. It smells like...victory.

Obligatory troll... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098065)

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7 Error: Could not connect to MySql

They should have been using Oracle.

Re:Obligatory troll... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098123)

LOL! or even postgres.

/.ed already (0)

RussHart (70708) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098057)

<I>Warning: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7
Error: Could not connect to MySql
</I>

So they've just bought the company and URL, and they're getting Slashdotted already. How kind we are...

financing (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098060)

speaking of financing....


LNUX | VA SOFTWARE CORP | 1.27 | -8.6%


I'd guess one week until it's back under $1.00 again

slashdotted already (-1, Offtopic)

flurdy (301431) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098069)

Announcing v8.
nice.
but slashdotted already

PGP Corporation, we hardly knew ye. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098078)

Wow, that was the fastest slashdotting I've ever seen. Truly. Usually it takes a minute or two, but that was instantaneous.

Actually... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098088)

Personally I think it's great to be able to download their free non-commercial version but I do think it's a bad business-model.

Think about it, how much value is there for corporations in a product like PGP? HUGE!

How much value is there for homeusers that wants to protect their data, also quite big!

How much do people pay for cable, internet and other stuff each month. Quite some money, right? Wouldn't a product they often use on a daily bases be worth anything?

For them, I don't think it's wise to give away the product to home users since it has value to them too.

I think this is the IT-industries problem in a nutshell, people working in it always think their products isn't worth anything then in fact people do pay lots of money for even small insignificant stuff in their life.

Re:Actually... (5, Insightful)

FreeLinux (555387) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098189)

The home user market is really quite small by comparison to the corporate market. Think about it, how many AOL users have a clue what PGP is, much less a desire to use it.

Since this is a small market anyway, they lose little or nothing by giving it away to this market segment. But, by giving it away, they have a greater potential to increase their mind share and their installed base. They also increase compatibility in the sense that corporations can communicate with private citizens via PGP, something that can not happen if the general public doesn't have a means of decrypting the communications.

The model is similar to many others who have been highly successful with it. Think about Real Networks, Adobe, Macromedia and even the venerable web browser Netscape and IE. They give the client away and sell the server.

Now, later on after they have established themselves as the monopoly for the communications encryption market, they can start charging the small users too because at that point those users will have to have it.

In the end, very profitable indeed.

Re:Actually... (1)

Mascot (120795) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098194)

Well... Flip the coin. The only way to have any chance at speeding up adoption of encryption, is to offer a basic version free. Once people realize it's rather nice to feel free of eavesdroppers, they'll likely realize the benefit of, say, file encryption as well. And there's your profit right there..

PGP for OSX (1, Redundant)

jims (64440) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098099)

On PGP.com's new site, they also have announced [pgp.com] that they will be providing a version for OSX this fall! Hopefully it will support many of the OSX mail applications, and it will also give us PGPDisk. Both are features I use quite a bit. On the down side, they also note that the OSX version won't include PGP Firewall or PGP VPN. It looks like those features will be later and as a separate product.

Speaking of OSX: Documentation #@ +1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098248)

What flash of idiocy inspired Apple to NOT
include packaged electronic information for
OSX?

Read about the babbler-in-chief at:

The White House [whitehouse.org]

It's hosed (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098119)

/.ed

Warning: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7
Error: Could not connect to MySql

Should this link us back to the MySQL story? (-1, Offtopic)

ergo98 (9391) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098134)

You know, the one that talks about MySQL supplanting Oracle....

Warning: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7

Error: Could not connect to MySql

Re:Should this link us back to the MySQL story? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098145)

They should have used postgres.

"Primes belongs to P" impact? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098143)

Some indian scientists have recently proved that
determining a numbers primality is a polynomial time
problem - hence was wondering what impact that would
have on the PGP?
Reference: http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/news/primality.html

Re:"Primes belongs to P" impact? (1)

KillerCow (213458) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098253)

None. To break RSA you need to be able to factor the number, not determine primality.

Re:"Primes belongs to P" impact? (1)

Frobnicator (565869) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098255)

It was already known that primaility testing is polynomial time.

Factorization is the 'hard' problem that keeps PKE working.

frob.

Re:"Primes belongs to P" impact? (1)

speaker4thedead (193887) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098288)

(post or moderate, that is the question)

Very simply, it could make some things faster.

In order to do some things, PGP must come up with large prime numbers. RSA key generation is the only thing I'm sure of, but there may be others. Before the primality test, it took much, much longer to make sure a particular number was prime.

It shouldn't do anything to the security of PGP, since the encryption is still based on factoring large numbers, a process which isn't (significantly) sped up by the primality test.

Re:"Primes belongs to P" impact? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098312)

None. Finding out whether a number is prime or not was already easy; these scientists have just made it easier.

That isn't what would threaten the security of PGP encryption. For example, suppose you give me a public PGP key and ask me if it's prime. I tell you no. That was polynomial time, wasn't it? I am also /always right/. Every public PGP key is, by definition, not prime.

What would threaten the security of PGP is if someone discovered an algorithm that /factored/ a number in polynomial time. The fact that factoring the product of two (unknown) large prime numbers is difficult is what makes most, if not all, modern crypto algorithms effective.

We're totally ./ing their MySQL (0, Redundant)

burgburgburg (574866) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098149)

I keep getting:

Warning: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7
Error: Could not connect to MySql

Re:We're totally ./ing their MySQL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098237)

I realize that there is a parameter you can increase to get rid of that particular error message. However, if you set it too high the database will crash. What more can I say?

http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/08/18/033521 3&mode=thread&tid=98 [slashdot.org]

Linux version (0)

debiandude (515835) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098187)

A few people have posted if their is going to be a Linux version. Although I guess that would be nice, we already have some very apt alternatives.

I think most people were referring to having a linux version becuase in windows, I believe, it integrated into the mail programs. Whats cool about linux is that this already exists. For instance Evolution already has good gpg support.

And you can check out gnupg.org for other clients.

Thankfully... (2, Interesting)

JoshMKiV (548790) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098200)

Thank you!!! Freeware just didn't cut it for some installations. We were happy to pay for the product, but then NAI dumps it... The time between owners will hurt PGP, but the damage shouldn't be too bad. Now if Meta and the like will start to recommend it...

What to do? (1)

SiMac (409541) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098203)

I'm the sole (by far) contributor to a Mac OS X project that people use probably only because there is no PGP for Macintosh. Does this mean it's time to abandon it? I know that I'd lose a lot of my userbase to PGP, even if the PGP client for the email client my app works with wouldn't support PGP/MIME (my app has decrypt/verify-only capabilities).

The E-Mail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098210)

The e-mail from the PGP Corp., with more than one word per line, follows. Stupid ads.

August 19, 2002

Dear Customer,

Today we are pleased to announce that PGP Corporation, a newly formed, venture-funded security company, has acquired the PGP desktop encryption and wireless product lines from Network Associates. As you know, prior to placing the products into maintenance mode, we were actively looking for a buyer that would continue the development and support of the technology.

Network Associates has retained products developed using PGPsdk including McAfee E-Business Server for encrypted server-to-server file transfer, McAfee Desktop Firewall and McAfee VPN Client. These products will remain a part of Network Associates existing product portfolio and we will continue to develop them to meet your security needs. PGP Corporation has acquired PGPmail, PGPfile, PGPdisk, PGPwireless, PGPadmin and PGPkeyserver encryption software products for Win32 and Macintosh, PGPsdk encryption software development kit, and PGP Corporate Desktop for Macintosh.

In addition to the technology, PGP Corporation has acquired all worldwide customer license agreements and technical support obligations. To ensure a seamless transition, Network Associates will work with PGP Corporation to support PGP customers through October 26, 2002. PGP Corporation will contact you shortly with details on its plans and product direction.

We trust that you will have continued success with the PGP desktop and wireless encryption products through PGP Corporation. Network Associates appreciates your business and we value our continued relationship across our remaining product lines.

Command line version? (2, Interesting)

Malc (1751) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098254)

I recently tried out GPG with Mozilla's enigmail. What a horrible experience. I'm back to the PGP6.x. It would be nice if PGP7.x hadn't removed the command line tools... can we please have them back?

Re:Command line version? (2, Interesting)

kcurrie (4116) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098268)

What didn't you like? I use it daily and it works wonderfully (at least in the latest version, running on 1.1b). Even my tech-challenged wife is able to sign and encrypt emails to others without my help.

Re:Command line version? (5, Informative)

// (81289) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098291)

The PGP 7.x command line tools were removed because of the ease with which you could hack together a server using the command line tools without paying for a PGP Server-stylee licence which cost a lot more. The E-biz stuff still gave you the command line versions - but that was more expensive.

Re:Command line version? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098348)

Yet again: "Aw shit, our product's too good! We better cripple it!"

slashdotted (1, Informative)

Aanallein (556209) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098275)

Some interesting pages (full of marketdroid speak):

PRODUCTS

PGP Corporation's products keep your confidential information secure. Whether it's in transit over a network or stored on desktops, laptops, or mobile devices, PGP prevents unauthorized access to your data.

PGP Corporation's products are standards-based and use the most advanced and trusted encryption technology at their core. Even non-technical users can keep confidential information safe.

PGP Corporate Desktop is our enterprise product, including PGP Mail for email, file, and instant messaging encryption, as well as PGP Disk, which encrypts entire disks, PGP Admin allows pre-configuration of company-specific services, security policies, corporate keys, all of which result in significant ease of deployment for IT management.

We are committed to remaining close to PGP's roots. To that end, we will be releasing PGP Personal for individual commercial use, as well as PGP Freeware for individual non-commercial use, when we deliver our forthcoming major release, PGP 8.0.

Version 8.0 will also mark PGP Corporation's next source code release, allowing continued peer review of our technology.

Please go to the individual product pages below for more information.

* PGP Corporate Desktop for Windows

* PGP Corporate Desktop for Macintosh

* PGP Mail for Windows

* PGP Disk for Windows

* PGP Enterprise Tools

* PGP Mobile for Palm OS

* PGP Mobile for Windows CE

Available in the fourth quarter of 2002:

* PGP Personal 8.0

* PGP Freeware 8.0

* PGP SDK 3.0

Please note that PGP Corporation's acquisition of PGP technology did not include the PGP E-Business Server.

===================
FREEWARE

PGP Freeware 8.0 will be available in Q4 2002.

We will continue PGP's tradition of offering a freeware version of PGP Mail for non-commercial use.

PGP Freeware is a single-user product that includes the same core PGP Mail software that can be found in our PGP Corporate Desktop and PGP Personal packages. PGP Mail encrypts electronic mail, files, and instant messages, and also provides the ability to create and manage PGP keys.

PGP Freeware is licensed solely to individual users for non-commercial use.

If you are an individual user who needs to secure your electronic business communications, you must obtain a license for our PGP Personal package, which is specifically intended for individual business users, and also includes our PGP Disk software. If you need multiple licenses of PGP software for commercial use, please see our PGP Corporate Desktop pagesfor Windows and for Macintosh.

For more details about the encryption algorithms, hashes, and key formats supported by our products, please read our Technical Specifications page.

===================
PRESS RELEASES

Palo Alto, Calif. (Aug 19, 2002) - PGP Corporation today made a series of announcements regarding its formation, purchase of assets from Network Associates a new product release, customer transition process, the establishment of a European partner, and launch of its e-commerce web site. PGP Corporation provides secure messaging and data storage products that allow corporations to ensure confidential customer and individual information remains secure.

PGP Receives $14 Million in Venture Funding

PGP Corporation was created in June 2002 by a management team comprised of technology industry veterans from Vantive, PeopleSoft, Symantec, and Counterpane Internet Security, Inc, and former PGP executives, developers, and patent holders. The new entity raised $14 million of venture funding from DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, two of the most highly respected venture capital firms. The amount raised is sufficient to purchase assets, upgrade existing products, develop new technology, and retain reserves sufficient to reach operating profitability without! additional funding.

PGP Acquires Windows, Macintosh, Wireless Product Lines from Network Associates

PGP Corporation announced the completion on July 26, 2002 of its acquisition of the PGP Desktop and Wireless encryption product lines from Network Associates, Inc. PGP will immediately license and support current versions of PGP products to current, lapsed, and new PGP customers. Assets acquired include:

* PGP Mail, PGP File, PGP Disk, & PGP Admin software products for Windows and Macintosh
* PGP Corporate Desktop for Macintosh
* PGP Keyserver for Windows and Solaris
* PGP Wireless for PalmOS and WinCE/PocketPC
* PGP SDK encryption software development kit

PGP Announces New PGP 8.0 Products

PGP Corporation announced new PGP products for Windows and for Macintosh to ship in November 2002. PGP 8.0 is a new product and significant upgrade to current PGP offerings, including substantial new features on both platforms.

* PGP 8.0 for Windows: PGP 8.0 for Windows: PGP Mail and PGP Disk. Adds full Windows XP support, server-side Lotus Notes plug-in, support for Novell GroupWise 5.5 and 6.0 clients, as well as supporting all current operatin!g systems and messaging clients, significantly enhanced Unicode internationalization support, and PGP Admin 8.0 automatic configuration of PGP Disk.

* PGP 8.0 for Macintosh OS X: PGP Mail and PGP Disk. This new product brings full Mac OS X support to the PGP product line. An all-new version of PGP Disk allows compatibility with PGP disks created on Windows, AES algorithm support, and compatibility with older Mac OS 9 PGP disks. PGP Mail for Mac OS X directly integrates with Apple's mail application as well as providing support for Microsoft's Entourage.

PGP Announces Customer Transition Information

PGP Corporation announced the immediate transfer of all worldwide customer software license agreements from Network Associates to PGP Corporation. Detailed customer transition information is immediately available at www.pgp.com/transition.php. Current customers will also receive transition information by email from PGP Corporation within the next week.

Promotional Pricing Program: PGP Corporation will immediately accept orders from customers who need to renew lapsed software licenses, purchase additional seats, and upgrade freeware to standard versions for commercial use. New and current customers can take advantage of the special promotional pricing offer through October 31, 2002. Contact PGP at or toll free at 866.747.5483 (866.PGP.LIVE) for more information.

Support Transition Program: PGP Corporation announced the immediate transfer of customer maintenance and support contracts from Network! Associates to PGP Corporation. To ensure full and uninterrupted customer support, Network Associates will continue to support PGP products through a transition period lasting until October 26, 2002, at which time PGP Corporation will assume all support responsibilities. For the next three months customers will continue to receive support through their existing procedures. PGP is also offering new maintenance and support agreements; information on PGP programs and transition is available at support.

International Customers: PGP Corporation announced a partner for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for sales and support, Intellect, a leading value-added reseller and integrator based in the U.K. Intellect will provide sales and technical support, localization, and be a master distributor for PGP Corporation. PGP customers in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East can contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or Intellect at www.intellect.co.uk. PGP is in the process of developing distribution for the rest of the world; such customers can contact PGP at international.

PGP Announces E-Commerce Capabilities

PGP Corporation announced the launch of its web site, including commerce capabilities, at www.pgp.com. This web site contains complete product, pricing, renewal, and customer transition information, as well as the ability to order, renew, increase, and bring into compliance software license, maintenance, and support agreements. Information on the PGP Corporation management team, venture capital investors, product direction, and corporate philosophy is also available.

PGP Discusses Operating Principles

PGP Corporation has based its operations on the principles of continuity, relationship, and innovation.

* Continuity: a commitment to open source and non-commercial freeware, the highest levels of encryption, and the continued upgrade of current PGP products, including a new product shipment planned for Q4 this year.

* Relationship: a commitment to forging lasting contacts with customers, to actively soliciting input on all aspects of the business, company direction and product evolution.

* Innovation: a commitment to engineering !a new approach to secure messaging and data storage, in time developing an architecture to redefine enterprise security, simplifying user and IT deployment and making practical the universal protection of confidential information.

"We are excited about solving the real corporate, customer, and individual need to protect confidential information, everywhere it resides," said Phil Dunkelberger, President and CEO of PGP Corporation. "We raised $14 million in this challenging economic climate from two top venture capital firms because they believe in the marketplace and in our ability to provide innovative solutions for our present and future customers. We are dedicated to making PGP products so simple they will be used everywhere."

About PGP Corporation

PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage, builds products that allow corporations to ensure confidential customer and individual information remains secure. PGP Corporation combines a management team comprised of technology industry veterans and former PGP executives, developers, and patent holders with $14M of venture funding from DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, two highly respected venture capital firms.

Over the last ten years, PGP technology has developed a global reputation for enabling open, trusted, and highly reliable security products. PGP has thousands of corporate/government users and millions of individual users worldwide, including many of the worl!d's largest and most security sensitive enterprises, government agencies, individuals, and cipher experts. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or toll free at 866.747.5483 (866.PGP.LIVE).

About DCM - Doll Capital Management

DCM is a top-performing venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs building early-stage technology companies. Since 1996, DCM's six partners, armed with over a century of operational and investing experience, have funded leading technology companies including About (Primedia), Foundry Networks (Nasdaq:FDRY), Internap (Nasdaq:INAP), IPivot (Intel), Recourse Technologies, Remedy (Peregrine Systems), UUNet (Worldcom) and Vernier Networks. DCM offers hands-on operational guidance and access to a!n extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the Pacific Rim's leading companies and investors. Visit them at www.dcmvc.com

About Venrock Associates

Venrock Associates was founded as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller Family and continues a tradition of funding entrepreneurs that now spans over six decades. Laurance S. Rockefeller pioneered early stage venture financing in the 1930s. As one of most experienced venture firms in the United States, Venrock maintains a tradition of collaboration with talented entrepreneurs to establish successful, enduring companies. During its history Venrock has made over 300 investments in portfolio companies that have achieved an aggregate market capitalization of $1.2 trillion, combined annual revenues of $150 billion, and employees totaling over 773,000. The firm is currently investing a capital pool of approximately $800 million that includes Venrock Associates III, L.P., a fund that closed in July 2000. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.venrock.com.

For more information, contact:

PGP Corporation
Name: Lori Curtis
PR Agency: Jump Start Communications, LLC
Phone: 970-887-0044
Email: lori@jumpstartcom.com

DCM - Doll Capital Management
Name: Aeron Noe
PR Agency: the blueshirt group
Phone: 415-217-4964
Email: aeron@blueshirtgroup.com
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Investors
PGP Corporation Receives $14 Million Initial Funding from
DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates

Palo Alto, Calif. (Aug 19, 2002) - PGP Corporation announced today that it has received $14 million in venture funding from DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, two leading venture capital firms. The funds will be used to establish and operate PGP Corporation as a new, independent company providing secure messaging and data storage products to corporations and individuals.

As stated in a separate press release today, PGP Corporation has purchased the technology assets from Network Associates, additionally announcing that the company will upgrade existing product lines, develop ne!w technology, and retain reserves sufficient to reach operating profitability. PGP Corporation was created with a management team comprised of technology industry veterans from Vantive, PeopleSoft, Symantec, and Counterpane Internet Security, Inc, and former PGP executives, developers, and patent holders. PGP's secure messaging and data storage products (PGP Mail, PGP File, PGP Disk, PGP Wireless, PGP Admin & PGP Keyserver), in use by thousands of corporate/government users and millions of individual users worldwide, allow corporations to ensure confidential customer and corporate information remains secure.

"PGP products are well known and highly respected by security experts in leading corporations around the world," said Phil Dunkelberger, President and CEO of PGP Corporation. "This level of funding is a tremendous vote of confidence from two of the premier venture capital firms that we can, through technical innovation, expand PGP into a product that is a corporate requirement for every desktop and wireless device."

"The feedback we have received from corporate and government customers has provided us with the insights that a comprehensive next generation security product was needed to meet the growing demand for an easy-to-use encryption product that can be used by many people," said Rob Theis, DCM General Partner. "We began working on this project when Phil Dunkelberger joined our Entrepreneur-in-Residence program and are delighted that it has resulted in the creation of a company with the long range objective of offering a complete family of well integrated products, providing the foundation for the next generation in security encryption with proven products and an established brand."

"PGP Corporation has outstanding market potential," said Terry Garnett, General Partner of Venrock Associates. "The entire security category is growing rapidly and customers have a great need for products that protect confidential information. Keeping data secure is a universal enterprise requirement."

About PGP Corporation

PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage, builds products that allow corporations to ensure confidential customer and individual information remai!ns secure. PGP Corporation combines a management team comprised of technology industry veterans and former PGP executives, developers, and patent holders with $14M of venture funding from DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, two highly respected venture capital firms.

Over the last ten years, PGP technology has developed a global reputation for enabling open, trusted, and highly reliable security products. PGP has thousands of corporate/government users and millions of individual users worldwide, including many of the world's largest and most security sensitive enterprises, government agencies, individuals, and cipher experts. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or toll free at 866.747.5483 (866.PGP.LIVE).

About DCM - Doll Capital Management

DCM is a top-performing venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs building early-stage technology companies. Since 1996, DCM's six partners, armed with over a century of operational and investing experience, have funded leading technology companies including About (Primedia), Foundry Networks (Nasdaq:FDRY), Internap (Nasdaq:INAP), IPivot (Intel), Recourse Technologies, Remedy (Peregrine Systems), UUNet (Worldcom) and Vernier Networks. DCM offers hands-on operational guidance and access to an extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the Pacific Rim's leading companies and investors. Visit them at www.dcmvc.com.

About Venrock Associates

Venrock Associates was founded as the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller Family and continues a tradition of funding entrepreneurs that now spans over six decades. Laurance S. Rockefeller pioneered early stage venture financing in the 1930s. As one of most experienced venture firms in the United States, Venrock maintains a tradition of collaboration with talented entrepreneurs to establish successful, enduring companies. During its history Venrock has made over 300 investments in portfolio companies that have achieved an aggregate market capitalization of $1.2 trilli!on, combined annual revenues of $150 billion, and employees totaling over 773,000. The firm is currently investing a capital pool of approximately $800 million that includes Venrock Associates III, L.P., a fund that closed in July 2000. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.venrock.com.

For more information, contact:

PGP Corporation
Name: Lori Curtis
PR Agency: Jump Start Communications, LLC
Phone: 970-887-0044
Email: lori@jumpstartcom.com

DCM - Doll Capital Management
Name: Aeron Noe
PR Agency: the blueshirt group
Phone: 415-217-4964
Email: aeron@blueshirtgroup.com
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Assets Purchased

PGP Corporation Announces Purchase of PGP Desktop and Wireless Assets
from Network Associates

Technology, Venture Funding, and Management team launch the new company

Palo Alto, Calif. (Aug 19, 2002) - PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the PGP Desktop and Wireless encryption product lines from Network Associates, Inc. The PGP purchase -a buyback of a portion the assets PGP sold to Network Associates in December 1997, coincides with an investment of $14 million by DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, and the announcement of a senior management team comprised of technology industry veterans and former PGP executives, provides the foundation of the new company.

PGP will immediately license and support current versions of PGP products to current, former, and new PGP customers. PGP products, in use today by thousands of corporate/government users and millions of individual users worldwide, are available today from the company at https://store.pgp.com/.

"Reacquiring the PGP product line gives us an established, trusted product set, a well-respected code base, and a worldwide customer base," said Phil Dunkelberger, PGP Corporation President and CEO. "We look forward in the future to extending the product line and creating a next generation platform for secure messaging and data storage."

Assets acquired include:

* PGP Mail, PGP File, PGP Disk, & PGP Admin software products for Windows and Macintosh
* PGP Corporate Desktop for Macintosh
* PGP Keyserver for Windows and Solaris
* PGP Wireless for PalmOS and WinCE/PocketPC
* PGP SDK encryption software development kit

Network Associates retained certain products that were developed using the PGP SDK encryption development software tools. Network Associates has been given a license to continue to maintain and update these PGP based products. Assets not acquired include:

* McAfee E-Business Server (formerly called PGP E-Business Server or PGP Command Line)
* McAfee Desktop Firewall for Win32 platforms
* McAfee VPN Client for Win32 platforms

About PGP Corporation

PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage, builds products that allow corporations to ensure confidential customer and individual information remains secure. PGP Corporation combines a management team comprised of technology industry veterans and former PGP executives, developers, and patent holders with $14M of venture funding from DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, two highly respected venture capital firms.

Over the last ten years, PGP technology has developed a global reputation for enabling open, trusted, and highly reliable security products. PGP has thousands of corporate/government users and millions of individual users worldwide, including many of the world's largest and most security sensitive enterprises, government agencies, individuals, and cipher experts. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or toll free at 866.747.5483 (866.PGP.LIVE).

For more information, contact

PGP Corporation
Name: Lori Curtis
PR Agency: Jump Start Communications, LLC
Phone: 970-887-0044
Email: lori@jumpstartcom.com
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Announcing PGP 8.0
Newly Formed PGP Announces New Products for Windows and Macintosh

Windows Support for XP, Notes, Novell; Macintosh version for OS X

Palo Alto, Calif. (Aug 19, 2002) - PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage, today announced major product line upgrades to their industry-leading PGP encryption product families. The products, PGP 8.0 for Windows and PGP 8.0 for Macintosh, will ship in November of 2002.

PGP 8.0 is a new product and significant upgrade to current PGP offerings, including substantial new features on both platforms.

* PGP 8.0 for Windows: PGP 8.0 for Windows: PGP Mail and PGP Disk. Adds full Windows XP support, server-side Lotus Notes plug-in, support for Novell GroupWise 5.5 and 6.0 clients, as well as supporting all current operating systems and messaging clients, significantly enhanced Unicode internationalization support, and PGP Admin 8.0 automatic configuration of PGP Disk.

* PGP 8.0 for Macintosh OS X: PGP Mail and PGP Disk. This new product brings full Mac OS X support to the PGP product line. An all-new version of PGP Disk allows compatibility with PGP disks created on Windows, AES algorithm support, and compatibility with older Mac OS 9 PGP disks. PGP Mail for Mac OS X directly integrates with Apple's mail application as well as providing support for Microsoft's Entourage.

New customers may purchase a license for PGP 8.0 for Windows immediately. Orders for the Macintosh version will be accepted in Q4 2002. Under the current purchase program, new customers will receive the 7.1.1 version now plus a full year license of PGP 8.0 when it ships.

A limited time promotional program has been created to simplify this process. Existing customers may purchase a license and upgrade to PGP 8.0 for existing or new seats. The program is also available to new customers. Pricing is set from 20% to 40% off! of standard pricing. Details are available at www.pgp.com/promo.

About PGP Corporation

PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage, builds products that allow corporations to ensure confidential customer and individual information remains secure. PGP Corporation combines a management team comprised of technology industry veterans and former PGP executives, developers, and patent holders with $14M of venture funding from Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, two highly respected venture capital firms.

Over the last ten years, PGP technology has developed a global reputation for enabling open, trusted, and highly reliable security products. PGP has thousands of corporate/government users and millions of individual users worldwide, including many of the world's largest and most security sensitive enterprises, government agencies, individuals, and cipher experts. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or toll free at 866.747.5483 (866.PGP.LIVE).

For more information, contact:

PGP Corporation
Name: Lori Curtis
PR Agency: Jump Start Communications, LLC
Phone: 970-887-0044
Email: lori@jumpstartcom.com
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Technical Advisory Board
PGP Corporation Announces Formation of Technical Advisory Board

Key experts to provide guidance and advice for newly formed company

Palo Alto, Calif. (Aug 19, 2002) - PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage announced today that it has formed a Technical Advisory Board to advise its executive and engineering teams on products, architecture, technology, integration, and customer requirements. The board will consist of 10 individuals who will provide expertise and guidance in the areas of security, encryption, networking, and future technologies.

The first four members of the board were also announced. They are:

* Carl Amdahl, Technology Partner, DCM--Doll Capital Management. Mr. Amdahl is a seasoned computer and networking industry executive who was a founder of three publicly traded companies: NetFRAME Systems, Trilogy Systems, Ltd., and Magnuson Systems, Inc. He is a Stanford Sloan Fellow and received a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

* Dr. Crispin Cowan, Co-founder and Chief Scientist of WireX. Dr. Cowan conducts research focusing on making systems more secure without breaking compatibility or compromising performance. He has co-authored 34 refereed publications, including those describing the StackGuard compiler for defending against buffer overflow attacks. Dr. Cowan received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Master of Science in Mathematics, Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Mathematics, Co-op Honors, Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

* Bruce Schneier, Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. Mr. Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, cryptographer, and lecturer. He is the author of six books on network security, including "Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World", and "Applied Cryptography", the seminal work in its field. He publishes a free email newsletter "Crypto-Gram" which has over 60,000 readers. Schneier has a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Rochester.

* Phil Zimmermann, founder of the original PGP, Inc. Mr. Zimmerman is known for his extensive work in cryptography and data security, data communications, and real-time embedded systems. He is the recipient of numerous awards and was named into the CRN Industry Hall of Fame, named one of InfoWorld's Top 10 Innovators, and Time Magazine named Zimmermann !one of the "Net 50", the 50 most influential people on the Internet. He is a Fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society. Zimmermann received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University.

"We are extremely pleased to have such distinguished individuals with great technical prowess as well as business acumen willing to serve on our Technical Advisory Board," said Jon Callas, CTO and CSO of PGP Corporation. "We are committed to technical innovation and this board will provide both a catalyst to great ideas and an outside perspective to keep us on track."

About PGP Corporation

PGP Corporation, the recognized worldwide leader in secure messaging and data storage, builds products that allow corporations to ensure confidential customer and individual information remains secure. PGP Corporation combines a management team comprised of technology industry veterans and former PGP executives, developers, and patent holders with $14M of venture funding from DCM - Doll Capital Management and Venrock Associates, two highly respected venture capital firms.

Over the last ten years, PGP technology has developed a global reputation for enabling open, trusted, and highly reliable security products. PGP has thousands of corporate/government users and millions of individual users worldwide, including many of the world's largest and most security sensitive enterprises, government agencies, individuals, and cipher experts. Contact PGP Corporation at www.pgp.com or toll free at 866.747.5483 (866.PGP.LIVE).

For more information, contact

PGP Corporation
Name: Lori Curtis
PR Agency: Jump Start Communications, LLC
Phone: 970-887-0044
Email: lori@jumpstartcom.com

Re:slashdotted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098340)

I wonder how this can be redundant when no other post gives this information and the site is still down...

Earlier comments. (2)

mkoz (323688) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098282)

I wonder how this will mesh with the earlier interview where he expressed a desire to open source PGP... It would be really cool if Zimmerman could be convinced to open the code and sell it.

Cmdr Taco == filthy perverted child molester (-1)

CreamOfWheat (593775) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098311)

Rob Malda licks the ball bags of little boys and helpless small dogs. I find his habit to be very offensive.

Guess they should be using DB2 (0, Offtopic)

anthony_dipierro (543308) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098313)

like sourceforge.net [yahoo.com]

Warning: MySQL Connection Failed: Too many connections in /var/www/html/pgp/conn.php on line 7 Error: Could not connect to MySql

Depressed Persian Towtruck Man (3, Funny)

Bill Kendrick (19287) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098325)

For some reason, PGP Corp's slogan:

Protecting Confidential Information,
In Transit, In Storage, Everywhere, All the Time.

just reminds me of the Depressed Persian Towtruck Man character from MadTV...

"Allll-ways... Allll zuh time..." ;)

Re:Depressed Persian Towtruck Man (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098367)

LOL!! Now that you mention it, it does sound like that....

Now is the time. (5, Insightful)

mesozoic (134277) | more than 12 years ago | (#4098341)

I've always lamented PGP's de-evolution from a robust security tool to an antiquated piece of crap. Network Associates certainly has not spent due time in maintaining and improving PGP, and to their own loss. Now that businesses are paying serious attention to network security, it's the ideal market for a company like PGP Corporation.

Redudant... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#4098375)

PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) has a PBD (Pretty Bad Database).
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