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Sun: Security is a Lifestyle Choice

by Donna Buenaventura / February 24, 2004 2:26 AM PST

Sun Microsystems used the opening day activities of the RSA Conference 2004 in San Francisco to announce the launch of a sweeping security initiative to include all its software products, officials said Tuesday.

First to get the security treatment -- which ties together authentication, identity management and risk management -- is the Santa Clara, Calif., company's Java Desktop System, an operating system (define) officials hope computer user's will consider as an alternative to the security-challenged Windows OS.

The Java Card is Sun's authentication technology powering its new security strategy, allowing users comprehensive protection working behind the scenes.

"Security is a lifestyle, not an afterthought -- it should be integrated, invisible and infinite," Jonathan Schwartz, Sun executive vice president of software, said in a statement.


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