Securing Data in Transition

Products from Kontiki, Digital Fountain also will improve content delivery performance.

New products from Kontiki Inc. and Digital Fountain Inc. will improve security and performance when delivering data over the Internet, according to the companies.

Kontiki, of Sunnyvale, Calif., on Tuesday is announcing its Delivery Management System (DMS), which enables users to securely publish, deliver and track digital video and documents down to the desktop level.

Kontiki has integrated technology from VeriSign Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc. to secure and automate the delivery of enterprise video and documents, the company said.

Kontikis technology encrypts video and content on users PCs and requires users to prove they are authorized to access information, the company said. The product also prevents forwarding and printing of documents. In addition, the technology enables users to securely distribute Adobe Acrobat PDF files, the company said.

Kontiki made its DMS announcement in conjunction with VeriSigns release of its Access Management System, which is based on IBM Corp.s Tivoli Access Manager. Kontiki officials said the DMS technology uses VeriSign to deliver single sign-on capability.

Kontiki officials said DMS features authentication, authorization, centralized security administration, controlled viewing of content at the user and group levels and other functions. In addition, DMS, which features Kontikis XML Delivery Security technology, supports Web services standards such as XML Key management Specification and Simple Object Access Protocol.

Meanwhile, Fremont, Calif.-based Digital Fountain last week announced its Transporter Fountain 2.0, which provides delivery infrastructure technology for delivering large files and objects over the Internet.

Transporter Fountain 2.0 converts data to "meta-content" to enable performance enhancements that deliver content up to three to 30 times faster than conventional data delivery systems, like the File Transfer Protocol or FTP, company officials said.

At the meta-content level, the product breaks content down to mathematical equations, which enables users to recreate files based on data packets received over the Internet, the company said. However, unlike FTP, the packets do not need to be received in any particular sequence.