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Encryption software aims for Itanium

Covalent Technologies is hoping Intel's Itanium processor will be a good match for its encryption software. Covalent sells encryption software for Web sites using the Apache software. Covalent said it will translate its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software so it runs on the Itanium chip, the much-delayed flagship of Intel's effort to release a high-end, 64-bit chip to compete with Sun Microsystems and others. Intel has been touting Itanium's ability to encrypt and decrypt secure communications such as credit card transactions.

Covalent Technologies is hoping Intel's Itanium processor will be a good match for its encryption software. Covalent sells encryption software for Web sites using the Apache software.

Covalent said it will translate its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software so it runs on the Itanium chip, the much-delayed flagship of Intel's effort to release a high-end, 64-bit chip to compete with Sun Microsystems and others. Intel has been touting Itanium's ability to encrypt and decrypt secure communications such as credit card transactions.