COMMUNICATION HORIZONS RELEASES
NETLIB (r) 32-BIT DYNAMIC ENCRYPTION TOOLKIT
Stamford, Connecticut - September 30, 1997 -
Communication Horizons announced the release of NetLib 32-bit
Dynamic Encryption Toolkit. It is the first 32-bit entry in the
award-winning NetLib product line, which was first introduced in 1986.
NetLib will support most 32-bit development platforms including
Visual Basic, Access, C/C++, Visual FoxPro, Delphi and Visual Objects.
NetLib lets developers and power users easily and reliably protect
their data with seamless, dynamic encryption. Unlike static
encryption tools that require that the entire file be decrypted
in order to use it, NetLib is geared toward uninterrupted protection
of randomly accessed database files. Files remain encrypted at all
while NetLib invisibly decrypts/encrypts selected data in the requesting
workstation's memory. This adds an additional layer of security,
since only encrypted data flows across the network.
NetLib is designed so that developers can easily implement encryption
in new or existing applications. NetLib can encrypt any type of file,
including tables, spreadsheets and word processing files. Special
functions are available to encrypt individual character strings.
This version contains a new security feature called "Localized
Encryption", which allows a file's encryption key to be "mapped"
to a specific drive or Netware server. This prevents an unauthorized
user from taking a file to another location and looking at it, even
if the password is known.
According to Neil Weicher, president of Communication Horizons,
"We designed NetLib to be the optimal blend of performance and
security. It is quick and reliable protection against the office
busybody, the disgruntled ex-employee, or the most dangerous of all:
Mr. 'Let Me Fire Up Access for a Second and Fix This Record!'"
The initial release supports Windows 95 workstations.
Support for Windows NT workstations is expected later this year.
All relevant Windows 95 clients are supported, including
Client for Microsoft Networks, Client for Netware Networks,
and Novell Client32.
Also planned for release later this year are NetLib 32-bit Networking
and Print Management Toolkit, and NetLib 32-bit Messaging Toolkit for
IPX/SPX and TCP/IP. NetLib 16-bit Toolkits for CA-Clipper, FoxPro
DOS and FoxPro Windows are still available.
Communication Horizons is the publisher of award-winning workgroup and
connectivity toolkits for database developers. Since 1986,
they have been dedicated to providing top-notch products and technical
support for developers of mission-critical applications.
For more information, please visit the NetLib website at
The phone number is 203-656-0448 or 800-480-1604 (USA and Canada).
The fax number is 203-655-4049.
NetLib is a registered trademark of Communication Horizons. All other