PGP 8.0 Public Beta Available

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  1. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    PGP Corp. has announced the availability of a PGP 8.0 Public Beta for Windows and the Mac. This beta version, which expires Dec. 6, 2002, can be downloaded from:

    www.pgp.com/beta80.php

    This beta of PGP 8.0 Desktop includes PGPmail as well as PGPdisk. According to PGP.com's web page, it includes the following new features:

    * Full Windows XP (including SP1) and Office XP compatibility
    * Full server-side support for the Lotus Notes plug-in
    * Support for Novell GroupWise 5.5 and 6.0 messaging client
    * Significantly expanded Unicode support
    * Directory integration with iPlanet Directory Server, Microsoft Active Directory and Novell NDS
    * PGP Admin can now preconfigure automatic creation of PGP Disk volumes
    * Enhanced Smart Card functionality including support for Aladdin eTokens

    See the PGP.com web site for more details.

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  2. luv2bsecure

    luv2bsecure Infrequent Poster

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    Javacool,

    Having been away from the board and from work as well, I have not heard this news! This is great! PGP 8.0 Beta looks very good. Oh, before I go any further - it should be noted to watch the expiry. From the site:
    The PGP 8.0 Public Beta will expire on Friday, December 6th, 2002. Once the expiration date has been reached, the software will disable itself completely, thereby inhibiting access to encrypted data. Please plan accordingly.


    This PGP 8.0 is exciting. OPEN SOURCE (again!) and it's so exciting to know of the people involved in the new PGP Corporation. The technical advisory board includes Phil Zimmermann, Bruce Schneier, and Carl Amdahl! All trustworthy people who will make sure it's done right. This is so great to get it out of the hands of NAI and back into the hands and hearts of people who want PGP for what it is and not for $$$.

    Thanks for the news Javacool! Also, congrats on the forums here at Wilders. You have done some incredible work. ;)

    All the best,
    John
    Luv2BSecure
     
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