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public key

An encryption key that can be made public or sent by ordinary means such as an e-mail message. See private key for more details.
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The standard divides the key agreement process into the following major components: domain parameter generation, domain parameter validation, key pair generation, public key validation, shared secret value calculation, key derivation, and test message authentication code computation for discrete logarithm problem based key agreement schemes.
The secret key consists of the two prime numbers that were multiplied together to create the lengthier public key.
Authentication during the key exchange is provided by RSA or DSA public key algorithms, which are also part of the IKE protocol.
Where security is concerned, mutual public key authentication has been mandatory in BorderGuard(R) products for 11 years.
T) CO: Public Key Partners; American Telephone and Telegraph Co.
All decisions as to the type of public key certificate format, revocation, and so on can be handled directly at the server and transparently to the applications themselves.
Veridicom International offers a suite of identity management products, including hardware and software that utilize public key infrastructure (PKI), secure token-based technology, and fingerprint biometrics to authenticate and manage personal identities for a wide variety of applications and transactions.
ZixCorp's patented secure transmission system simplifies the exchange of public keys and certificates by retrieving a recipient's public key from an external key server in real time just before the message is sent so that no prior key exchange is necessary and the complication of a certificate revocation list (CRL) is avoided.
Common Access Cards (CACs) work as identification cards for members of the military and DoD contractors and serve as the authentication token for DoD's computerized public key infrastructure.
Members of the OASIS international standards consortium have published an Action Plan aimed at breaking down barriers to widespread adoption of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology.
KSIGN's PKI solutions issue digital certificates to authenticate people with digital signatures using public key cryptography algorithms that replace paper signed documents by digital forms.
Incorporating a complete suite of security features with a full range of encryption algorithms, the SafeXcel-184x series offloads compute-intensive computations to dramatically improve the overall system performance with VPN acceleration using key features such as DES, Triple DES, AES, ARC4, MD5, SHA-1 algorithms, random number generation, and public key computations.

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