FRAMINGHAM (04/24/2000) - Authentication: Confirming the identity of a user requesting system access.

Check Point SecuRemote: Check Point's VPN-1 SecuRemote extends the corporate virtual private network to the desktop and laptop.

Certificate Authority: A package of data digitally signed by a trusted authority, which binds a public key to an owner.

Data Encryption Standard (DES): Encryption technique that scrambles data into an unbreakable code for public transmission.

Channel Service Unit/Digital Service Unit (CSU/DSU): A pair of communication devices that connect an in-house line to an external digital circuit such as a T1 line or AT&T Corp.'s Dataphone Digital Service.

Encryption: The conversion of data into a secret code for transmission over a public network.

Virtual private network (VPN): A wide-area communications network provided by a common carrier that provides what seems like dedicated lines to Home page for Check Point Software Technologies, with information about its firewall, VPN and other security Computerworld's research links for information about virtual private A Computerworld QuickStudy article about Links to information about IP security products from Home page for Entrust Technologies, with information about its public-key infrastructure, cryptography and other security products.

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