23 June 1998: Add Avellan message

22 June 1998

From: "Steve Orrin" <privsoft@ix.netcom.com>
To: "Cypherpunks Toad" <cypherpunks@toad.com>,
Subject: VeriSign & NAI Join Forces, PGP out the door?
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 19:14:01 -0400

To all:

Word is the PGP is being dropped as a standard and NAI converting over to
x.509 throughout product line. However the info is vague wnough to mean
a lot of things:)


6/22/98 13:18

         Digital Certificate Solutions to Millions of Users Worldwide

    Partnership Provides Customers Choice of Leading Certificate Formats,
          Enabling Widespread Secure Internet Business Transactions

    MOUNTAIN VIEW and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ --
VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), and Network Associates (Nasdaq: NETA), today 
announced a broad reaching partnership to enable cross product support and 
promotion of each company's digital certificate-based security solutions.  
This partnership will provide customers with a flexible security solution 
that encompasses best-of-breed products and technologies -- enabling secure 
global electronic commerce and business-to-business communications on a 
larger scale than ever before.  With this announcement, Network Associates 
and VeriSign can tap into the world's largest community of certificate 
holders made up of over one thousand five hundred enterprises and nearly 
nine million individuals throughout the world.

    This integration of the world's leading certificate technologies will
enable businesses to utilize their choice of certificate formats while
conducting secure Internet transactions such as:  exchanging secure e-mail,
establishing virtual private networks, and authorized access to confidential
corporate data.  Network Associates and VeriSign customers will now be able to 
establish combined PKI solutions covering the complete lifecycle of
certificates from issuance and usage through renewal, expiration, or
revocation.  The first commercial offering from this collaboration will be
interoperable between the Gauntlet GVPN product and VeriSign OnSite for IPSEC,
which will be available in the third quarter.  In the fourth quarter
VeriSign's OnSite service and toolkit will be enhanced to issue DSA X.509
certificates in addition to its RSA X.509 certificates, and Network
Associates' Net Tools Secure, including their industry leading PGP encryption
products, will be updated to request and use either type of certificate.

    "By joining the two largest players in the industry to ensure that our
customers' security applications are seamlessly compatible, we are fueling the
growth of electronic commerce and secure communications on the Internet," said
Peter Watkins general manager of the Net Tools Secure division at Network
Associates.  "We are pleased to offer VeriSign as our preferred provider of
digital certificate services.  Together, we are the only two companies to
support the full range of certificate standards -- giving customers the power
of choice when implementing their open, certificate-based security solutions."

    "We are extremely pleased to work with Network Associates to bring
enterprise customers a clear best-of-breed solution," said Stratton Sclavos,
president and CEO of VeriSign.  "With this partnership, users of Network
Associates' desktop and server encryption applications can simply obtain their
choice of digital certificates to establish a fully functional, interoperable
PKI through the use of OnSite."

    "The announcement from VeriSign and Network Associates is a win-win
situation for Information Systems (IS) decision makers," said Jim Hurley,
director of information security at Aberdeen Group, a Boston-based IS
market-research, consulting and analysis firm.  "One supplier helps IS
managers by managing risk while the other helps IS managers by enabling safe
interconnections with suppliers, partners and customers for mission
business-procedures.  Interoperable and seamless support between these
supplier's products is the kind of partnership that IS executives will

    VeriSign OnSite, a state of the art digital certificate solution that
enables organizations to quickly and easily establish themselves as a
certificate authority, is available today for client and server digital
certificates and will be available for IPSec digital certificates in the third
quarter.  VeriSign OnSite pricing begins at $4995 for 1000 client certificates.

    Network Associates' Net Tools Secure suite is the industry's most
comprehensive set of security products encompassing enterprise encryption,
authentication, intrusion detection, audit analysis, anti-virus, firewall,
global virtual private network and network vulnerability assessment.  Net
Tools Secure is available now and is priced at $49 per user for 5000 users.

    Network Associates, Inc.

    With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Network Associates, Inc.,
formed by the merger of McAfee Associates and Network General, is a leading
supplier of enterprise network security and management solutions. Network
Associates' Net Tools Secure and Net Tools Manager offer best-of-breed, 
suite-based network security and management solutions.  Net Tools Secure and 
Net Tools Manager suites combine to create Net Tools, which centralizes these 
point solutions within an easy-to-use, integrated systems management 
environment. For more information, Network Associates can be reached at 
408-988-3832 or on the Internet at http://www.nai.com.

    VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of digital certificate solutions
used by enterprises, Web sites and consumers to conduct secure communications
and transactions over the Internet and private networks. VeriSign's Digital
IDs and Secure Server IDs are available through the company's Web site at
http://www.verisign.com.  VeriSign's E-Commerce Solutions are used by
enterprises to deploy complete Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions for
intranets, extranets, and large-scale electronic commerce applications, and
are available through VeriSign regional account representatives or through
VeriSign resellers.  For more information visit VeriSign's Web site at

SOURCE  Network Associates, Inc.

Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 06:49:50 +0100 To: eukcrypto@maillist.ox.ac.uk From: Juan Andres Avellan <javellan@ccls.edu> Subject: Interoperability of PGP and X.509 Verisign and Network Associates agree to support each other's certificates by putting a "wrapper" on PGP certificates to make them X.509 compatible. http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,23438,00.html?st.ne.fd.mdh Regards, Juan Andres Avellan                Researcher - IT Law Unit Centre for Commercial Law Studies Queen Mary and Westfield College University of London            Email: javellan@ccls.edu        PGP Key Fingerprint:1908 C61E 1406 1ADB 06FA  1AD5 7D8D F388 A0DC 4180