Redwood City, CA--November 25, 1996--RSA Data Security Inc. (Redwood City, CA) announced that Integrated Systems Development Inc. (ISD; Detroit, MI) has incorporated the functionality of RSA's encryption technology into its AutoWeb private Intranet network.
Released in Jan. 1996, AutoWeb enables OEMs and suppliers in the automotive and aerospace industries to eliminate multiple point-to-point computer connections by using AutoWeb as a single point of contact to exchange encrypted CAD models, and other types of confidential data files among hundreds of companies.
AutoWeb is fundamentally a private Web server and virtual private network, isolated from the public Internet for security and performance reasons. The system, located in Detroit, Michigan, is directly accessed by users through either dial-up or leased telephone lines. Once connected, suppliers use a Web browser interface, such as Netscape Navigator, to execute a variety of applications on the system. Currently, both Chrysler Corp. and Mercedes-Benz are implementing AutoWeb for CAD file exchange with their suppliers. Aerospace giant Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is also relying on AutoWeb to exchange parts information with suppliers.
Developers at ISD used RSA's BSAFE software developer's toolkit to build security into the company's AutoWeb private intranet network. BSAFE is one of the world's leading cryptographer's toolkits and provides software developers with multiple algorithms and modules for adding encryption and authentication features to applications. BSAFE includes modules for popular encryption techniques, such as RSA, DES, RC2, and RC4, and also supports digital signatures and certificates.
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