A rare tech sector that's booming: encryption for wireless networks

    Date22 Oct 2002
    CategoryCryptography
    3311
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Information, as any hacker will tell you, wants to be free. From Web-enabled pdas to wireless networks, new technology is making data freer than ever. But if the data are more accessible to you, they're more accessible to anyone who knows . . . Information, as any hacker will tell you, wants to be free. From Web-enabled pdas to wireless networks, new technology is making data freer than ever. But if the data are more accessible to you, they're more accessible to anyone who knows where to look for them. To keep valuable information out of the wrong hands, more businesses are turning to the ancient art of encryption, making security software one of the few growth sectors in business technology. Over the past three years, sales of encryption products have jumped 86%, to $248 million -- a figure that will rise to $379 million by 2006, according to the research firm IDC.
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