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MassTransit Gains Improved Encryption and Security Capabilities

Press release from the issuing company

Arlington, VA -- April 3, 2002 -- Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, announced the planned availability of significant new security capabilities within its MassTransit Enterprise product. With the new capabilities organizations can, for the first time, build secure digital workflows across multiple organizations with Industry-standard encryption and authentication technology. MassTransit acts as a "digital shipping and receiving department" that completely automates and manages the process of transferring graphics, multimedia, and other production files between print media suppliers and their customers. MassTransit Enterprise version 4.1 delivers three key security-enhancing capabilities: - Protection of digital data in transit through the use of OpenSSL-based encryption. MassTransit Enterprise will use an RC4-based encryption algorithm with a 128-bit key for encryption of data transfers between web clients and servers, as well as server-to-server transfers. - Validation of identity of both web clients and servers with support for X.509 digital certificates. - Improved network security by eliminating the requirement that organizations open a dedicated firewall port for MassTransit traffic. Instead, MassTransit will now use TCP/IP port 443, the well-known port used for SSL connections carrying data. MassTransit Enterprise v.4.1 will also add support for web browser clients operating in the Macintosh OS X operating system. "We've worked closely with our customers to respond to their growing requirements for a higher level of security in their workflows" said Andy Lewis, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Group Logic. "In the past," Lewis explained, "customers would have to implement a virtual private network to provide this type of security, a process that can add complexity to a workflow." With these new capabilities, Lewis claims, "Our customers will be able to implement secure workflows with the same simplicity and ease of use they've come to expect and enjoy from other MassTransit capabilities." Pricing and Availability Version 4.1 of MassTransit Enterprise is scheduled for general availability by the end of the Second Quarter of 2002. The update will be provided free of charge to existing MassTransit Enterprise v.4.0 customers with maintenance and support agreements.