[ISN] U.S. Allows Export Of Crypto Product

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Date: Fri Dec 25 1998 - 09:25:56 PST

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    U.S. Allows Export Of Crypto Product
    (12/22/98, 5:38 p.m. ET)
    By George Leopold, EE Times
    Network security specialists ODS Networks has won government approval to
    export its strong-encryption product to companies in 42 countries, without
    a government-backed key-recovery feature. 
    ODS, in Richardson, Texas, said it is the first U.S. company to receive a
    blanket export license from the Department of Commerce to ship its
    encryption product. The government strictly controls the export of
    encryption products with a key-recovery feature and key lengths of 112,
    128, or 1,024 bits. 
    The ODS products use an alternate "stream recovery" feature that lets
    users protect encrypted data.  The company said its stream-recovery scheme
    helps resolve conflicting requirements for privacy and monitoring. 
    ODS said its objective was to introduce a monitoring capability that
    protects the rights of innocent third parties in criminal investigations.
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