NEC Solutions unveils security software

Wednesday, 13 August 2003, 1:54 AM EST

Dubbed the "NEC MobilePro Tricryption System," the software is designed to keep sensitive information confidential by encrypting three elements: the actual data, the key needed to decipher the data, and a "key identifier" that acts as a kind of index for the initial key.

NEC Solutions America, which offers products including business consulting and mobile computing systems, said the Tricryption product can help health care organizations meet privacy rules for patient data set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPPA) of 1996. The software also is suited for other applications in which security and confidentiality are vital, NEC said.

"Sitting on top of an existing database, the solution not only protects stored information, it also safeguards confidential e-mail in transit or on a user's PC," said Larry Miller, general manager at the Mobile Solutions unit of NEC Solutions America.

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