Oracle Gets Encryption Export Approval

LONDON (04/10/2000) - Oracle Corp. has received "retail authorization" from U.S. authorities, allowing it to export its flagship Oracle8i database software, the company said late last week.

Oracle has been given permission by the U.S. Bureau of Export Administration to export the software, including Oracle Advanced Security, which contains 128-bit key encryption algorithms and to date was only available to customers in the U.S., the company said in a statement.

Software containing 128-bit key encryption algorithms were previously considered too strong for export under U.S. government regulations, with export versions of software normally featuring encryption keys of up to 56-bit.

Oracle, in Redwood Shores, California, can be reached at +1-650-506-7000, or via the Internet at http://www.oracle.com/.

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