Is Kerberos About to Get Resurgence

    Date07 May 2003
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    With the arrival of Windows Server 2003 we might be forgiven if we think that Kerberos is on its way out. After all, Microsoft have been seen as the principal torch bearer. What is clear in Server 2003 is that Microsoft . . . With the arrival of Windows Server 2003 we might be forgiven if we think that Kerberos is on its way out. After all, Microsoft have been seen as the principal torch bearer. What is clear in Server 2003 is that Microsoft are starting to push PKI as the way forward. Talk to Microsoft people and you might find an unusual ambivalence to Kerberos.

    In addition to which, there has always been the view in parts of the industry, both vendor and user, that Kerberos does not scale and is not rich enough to support eCommerce.

    It is somewhat refreshing therefore to find a new Kerberos product on the market. CyberSafe is a UK-based company that phoenixed out of the demise of the US parent.

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