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Meanwhile, Baltimore Technologies plc, of Dublin, Ireland, announced KeyTools XML 5.1, which also features support for XML digital signatures.
By enabling the "signing" of documents and bits of data, XML digital signatures provide a means of authenticating information sent over the Internet. The authentication shows the sender of the data and proves that the information has not been tampered with in transit.
The RSA BSafe SecurXML-C toolkit provides all the underlying security technologysuch as cryptographic and certificate functionsso that developers can apply it to their applications without having to code security features in by hand, the company said.
Baltimore officials said the new version of its KeyTools XML complies with the World Wide Web Consortiums XML Digital Signature standard. The product also supports JCA (Java Cryptography Architecture) and JCE (Java Cryptography Extension).
JCA enables developers to add low-level and high-level security functionality into their applications. JCE extends the JCA architecture to include encryption, key exchange and Message Authentication Code.