VIA announces PadLock RSA module for Microsoft Windows

VIA has announced the VIA PadLock RSA Module, which utilizes the strength and speed of the VIA PadLock Security Engine integrated into all VIA C7 family processors, to accelerate public key encryption such as RSA used in Microsoft Windows operating systems. Designed to help in the fight against Internet fraud, the VIA PadLock RSA Module works by accelerating the process of public key authentication in Microsoft applications, thereby enabling users to utilize longer authentication keys, making it more difficult for computer criminals to break and so enhancing security in a wide range of Internet and network applications, such as online banking and e-commerce, says VIA.

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