Lucent offers novel authentication tool

Thursday, 8 August 2002, 9:44 AM EST

Researchers at Lucent Technologies Inc.'s Bell Labs have developed a new authentication technology that experts say could greatly improve the security of enterprise networks.

The software comprises two pieces, known as Secure Store and Factotum, and is unique in that it doesn't store usernames and passwords on client machines. All user credentials are stored on the network, and users access them as needed via their PCs or other devices.

The software was originally written for Bell Labs' own Plan 9 operating system, but researchers say they can port it easily to other platforms, including Windows, Solaris, Linux and Unix.

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