| HP Japan Unveils VerSecure Encryption Technology
March 18, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Hewlett-Packard Japan Ltd. on March 12
unveiled its encryption technology called VerSecure developed by
Palo Alto, CA-based Hewlett-Packard Co.
|HP recently received export licenses from the U.S. government to
export VerSecure to the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark,
Australia and Canada. In those countries, no restrictions will be
placed on the use of the 128-bit triple Data Encryption Standard
VerSecure is not yet exportable to Japan. For VerSecure to become
exportable to Japan, a security domain authority (SDA) must be
established to make applications to and receive permission from
the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The Japanese government's encryption policy is that exports are
restricted but imports are free, and therefore it will be easy
for Japan to establish an SDA, according to HP Japan.
In Australia, HP Australia worked as an SDA. It is not yet
determined if HP Japan will work as Japan's SDA in requesting
import permission for VerSecure.
HP's press release is available at: http://www.
(Hi-Tech News Center)
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