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Zimmermann's Move Raises Questions About PGP's Future

Published: 22 February 2001

ID: G0096108

Analyst(s): Joyce W. Graff, John Pescatore, Vic Wheatman


Philip Zimmermann has left Network Associates Inc. (NAI) to work on an open standard for the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) e-mail encryption technology he invented. However, PGP will have to contend with S/MIME as a standard for desktop-to-desktop encryption.

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