Netscape Communications Corp. has rallied support for a technical standard that could accelerate the use of smart cards as portable and secure personal-identification devices.

Netscape and nine data security vendors jointly announced their backing last week of the RSA Laboratories standard, and several of the companies announced products that can be used with the Netscape Communicator client- browser software for Internet commerce.

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