Capslock Announces Secure Wireless Access Technology for Web And E-Commerce Applications

SWAT Provides First, End-to-End, Device Independent Security Solution

For All PDA and Future Smart Phone Platforms



Nov 13, 2000, 00:00 ET from Capslock

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Capslock, the secure wireless
 access company, today announced Secure Wireless Access Technology (SWAT) for
 providing an end-to-end "virtual secure channel" for transferring any type of
 data over wireless networks.  SWAT is a component of the Capslock Advanced
 Wireless Architecture (CAWA), a solution for developing carrier strength,
 multi-channel applications that support thousands of simultaneous users.
 Enterprises and application service providers can use these Capslock solutions
 together to move information and conduct mobile commerce over wireless
 networks with the confidence that transactions will not be exposed to unwanted
 access by unauthorized third parties.
     As organizations begin to offer access to confidential business
 information to wireless device users, those users may frequently access the
 same information with multiple devices, including PCs.  SWAT creates a trusted
 environment for various PC/PDA platforms such as all Microsoft operating
 systems (Windows 98, NT, 2000), Linux, UNIX variants as well as all PDA and
 future Smart Phone platforms:  Palm OS, Windows CE 3.0 -- a.k.a. PocketPC, and
 EPOC.  "Data security will play a crucial role in the success of wireless
 applications, as business users will demand the assurance that they can
 conduct wireless commerce with complete privacy," says Eero Teerikorpi,
 president of Capslock.  "This new security solution works with all wireless
 platforms, and it's easy to implement and use without respect to the
 particular device in use.  SWAT, when combined with the Capslock Advanced
 Wireless Architecture, provides the only solution available today for secure,
 device independent wireless application development."
     Using a client/server model, SWAT-secured applications can interact with
 many clients running on different platforms while protecting the integrity of
 the information traversing the network from source to destination.  SWAT
 addresses the most stringent requirements of commercial wireless networks
 through the use of two complementary technologies:  data encryption and user
 authentication.
 
     Data Encryption
     SWAT employs data encryption to protect information that may be
 intercepted while flowing over a channel.  Encrypted information appears
 unintelligible to anyone other than the one for whom it is intended.  SWAT
 uses the most advanced data encryption techniques available, and is the first
 vendor to incorporate support for Rijndael, the announced winner of the
 National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) competition for a new
 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).  Also supported are DES (56 bits), Triple
 DES (3DES, 3x56 bits), Blowfish (up to 448 bits), and a high performance
 implementation of the standard RSA algorithm.  All RSA encoded messages also
 receive random padding to further enhance security.
 
     User Authentication
     SWAT incorporates user authentication to insure that the source and the
 destination are known, trusted entities.  This means that users only receive
 information from trusted applications, and applications only provide
 information to trusted users.  SWAT uses public/private key pairs transferred
 over a secure channel to achieve proper authentication.  Unlike the widely
 used PKI technique, SWAT requires no third party software implementation or
 the involvement of any third party organizations in administering the
 authentication.
 
     Implementing SWAT
     For a client-server application to use secured SWAT communications, SWAT
 technology is embedded on the client and server side as software components
 that provide services to a target web or e-commerce application. These
 applications use services provided by SWAT to make a connection, authenticate
 both sides and to receive a secured communications channel. Typically, the
 server application first requests SWAT to monitor a port. The client
 application then requests the client side SWAT component to make a connection
 to the server.  The SWAT component authenticates the user and allows a secure
 session to be established with the server.  Once established, the server-side
 SWAT component notifies the target application of the new connection and the
 client-side SWAT component returns status indicating that a secure channel has
 been successfully established.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     SWAT is available as a component of the CAWA solution.  CAWA pricing
 starts at $50,000 for a single CPU license that supports up to 200 concurrent
 users.
 
     Capslock
     Capslock solutions help companies of all sizes build wireless e-commerce
 infrastructure that leverages existing investments and provides the foundation
 for mobile commerce.  Founded in 1996, Capslock is headquartered in Finland
 with a sales and marketing office in San Jose, California, and is owned by its
 employees, the Research and Training Institute (ReTI) and Finland's second
 largest investment bank, Conventum Limited.  Its partners include BEA Systems,
 Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG, Nokia and Stellcom.  More information about
 Capslock is available at:  www.capslock.fi.
 
 

SOURCE Capslock
    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Capslock, the secure wireless
 access company, today announced Secure Wireless Access Technology (SWAT) for
 providing an end-to-end "virtual secure channel" for transferring any type of
 data over wireless networks.  SWAT is a component of the Capslock Advanced
 Wireless Architecture (CAWA), a solution for developing carrier strength,
 multi-channel applications that support thousands of simultaneous users.
 Enterprises and application service providers can use these Capslock solutions
 together to move information and conduct mobile commerce over wireless
 networks with the confidence that transactions will not be exposed to unwanted
 access by unauthorized third parties.
     As organizations begin to offer access to confidential business
 information to wireless device users, those users may frequently access the
 same information with multiple devices, including PCs.  SWAT creates a trusted
 environment for various PC/PDA platforms such as all Microsoft operating
 systems (Windows 98, NT, 2000), Linux, UNIX variants as well as all PDA and
 future Smart Phone platforms:  Palm OS, Windows CE 3.0 -- a.k.a. PocketPC, and
 EPOC.  "Data security will play a crucial role in the success of wireless
 applications, as business users will demand the assurance that they can
 conduct wireless commerce with complete privacy," says Eero Teerikorpi,
 president of Capslock.  "This new security solution works with all wireless
 platforms, and it's easy to implement and use without respect to the
 particular device in use.  SWAT, when combined with the Capslock Advanced
 Wireless Architecture, provides the only solution available today for secure,
 device independent wireless application development."
     Using a client/server model, SWAT-secured applications can interact with
 many clients running on different platforms while protecting the integrity of
 the information traversing the network from source to destination.  SWAT
 addresses the most stringent requirements of commercial wireless networks
 through the use of two complementary technologies:  data encryption and user
 authentication.
 
     Data Encryption
     SWAT employs data encryption to protect information that may be
 intercepted while flowing over a channel.  Encrypted information appears
 unintelligible to anyone other than the one for whom it is intended.  SWAT
 uses the most advanced data encryption techniques available, and is the first
 vendor to incorporate support for Rijndael, the announced winner of the
 National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) competition for a new
 Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).  Also supported are DES (56 bits), Triple
 DES (3DES, 3x56 bits), Blowfish (up to 448 bits), and a high performance
 implementation of the standard RSA algorithm.  All RSA encoded messages also
 receive random padding to further enhance security.
 
     User Authentication
     SWAT incorporates user authentication to insure that the source and the
 destination are known, trusted entities.  This means that users only receive
 information from trusted applications, and applications only provide
 information to trusted users.  SWAT uses public/private key pairs transferred
 over a secure channel to achieve proper authentication.  Unlike the widely
 used PKI technique, SWAT requires no third party software implementation or
 the involvement of any third party organizations in administering the
 authentication.
 
     Implementing SWAT
     For a client-server application to use secured SWAT communications, SWAT
 technology is embedded on the client and server side as software components
 that provide services to a target web or e-commerce application. These
 applications use services provided by SWAT to make a connection, authenticate
 both sides and to receive a secured communications channel. Typically, the
 server application first requests SWAT to monitor a port. The client
 application then requests the client side SWAT component to make a connection
 to the server.  The SWAT component authenticates the user and allows a secure
 session to be established with the server.  Once established, the server-side
 SWAT component notifies the target application of the new connection and the
 client-side SWAT component returns status indicating that a secure channel has
 been successfully established.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     SWAT is available as a component of the CAWA solution.  CAWA pricing
 starts at $50,000 for a single CPU license that supports up to 200 concurrent
 users.
 
     Capslock
     Capslock solutions help companies of all sizes build wireless e-commerce
 infrastructure that leverages existing investments and provides the foundation
 for mobile commerce.  Founded in 1996, Capslock is headquartered in Finland
 with a sales and marketing office in San Jose, California, and is owned by its
 employees, the Research and Training Institute (ReTI) and Finland's second
 largest investment bank, Conventum Limited.  Its partners include BEA Systems,
 Ericsson, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG, Nokia and Stellcom.  More information about
 Capslock is available at:  www.capslock.fi.
 
 SOURCE  Capslock