Baltimore Technologies, an Irish data security company that recently opened a U.S. headquarters here, announced it would support cryptographic hardware from Chrysalis-ITS.

Chrysalis, based in Ottawa, Canada, produces Luna security tokens, computer cards that provide a higher level of user authentication than do digital certificates embedded in software.

Baltimore said it can combine its Unicert products with the LunaCA certificate system and Luna2 cryptographic token to offer "a highly secure and complete certificate authority solution from a single vendor."

Corporations are becoming educated about "the importance of protecting the crown jewels-the root keys" in public-key-based certificate authorities, said Chrysalis president Steven Baker. "LunaCA not only provides security and performance, it also supports the business practices needed for large-scale CA deployment while lowering the cost of deploying the infrastructure."

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