RSA Data Security Inc. said it has begun shipping JSafe, its tool kit for securing Java software applets.

RSA, the data encryption industry leader and a subsidiary of Security Dynamics Technologies Inc., announced in April its plan to develop JSafe. It said that if Sun Microsystems' Java programming language were to have a near-term impact on electronic commerce, then system developers would need a "turnkey solution" like JSafe to incorporate cryptographic algorithms and standard security protocols like the credit card industry's Secure Electronic Transactions, or SET.

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