The data security company Spyrus said it expects the recent declassification of the Fortezza Crypto Card standard to spur use of government-strength data encryption.

Spyrus offers software, now part of its Spex tool kit, that emulates the operation of the Fortezza computer cards. Spyrus, which has supplied 350,000 of the cards to the U.S. government since 1995, said the software option should attract considerable private-sector interest.

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