Keeping e-mail encryption alive

    Date22 Apr 2002
    CategoryCryptography
    2973
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    PGP's future now lies with a handful of voluntary and entrepreneurial efforts that follow Zimmermann's designs. None carry the PGP name, though, as Network Associates Inc. retains trademark rights. "People are very concerned about this development and would like to do . . . PGP's future now lies with a handful of voluntary and entrepreneurial efforts that follow Zimmermann's designs. None carry the PGP name, though, as Network Associates Inc. retains trademark rights. "People are very concerned about this development and would like to do something about it," Zimmermann said. "A way will be found."

    Network Associates, which bought PGP from Zimmermann's PGP Inc. in 1997, sought a buyer last year for its e-mail and file encryption products. The company said it didn't get an attractive offer, so it dropped the products earlier this year.

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