Sun Microsystems Inc. said it will act as distributor of "military-grade" Internet security technology from Trusted Computer Solutions Inc.

Covered by the agreement is the TCSecure family, which Trust Computer Solutions, or TCS, has based on Sun's Trusted Solaris operating environment.

"TCSecure provides banking and financial service customers around the globe with a commercial, off-the-shelf security solution" at the military- class level, said TCS president Michael K. Burgoon. "We look forward to collaborating with Sun in the critical infrastructure protection marketplace."

TCSecure is designed for on-line financial and business applications and the firewall, data encryption, intrusion detection, and other components being increasingly deployed for electronic commerce. Sun has obtained Level E3 under the international Itsec security certification program and claims Trusted Solaris bests the security levels attainable for most Unix and Windows NT operating environments.

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