Lotus is to bundle IBM's Cryptolope technology in a forthcoming release of Domino.Broadcast in a further bid for market share in the Internet "push" broadcasting arena.
The Cryptolope software with Domino.Broadcast will begin beta testing in May and ship as part of the Domino.Broadcast server in June.
Domino.Broadcast is Lotus' offering in the push distribution area, the mechanism by which content from the Internet is brought to the user's desktop, saving users from having to trawl the Web for it. With the addition of Cryptolope technology, broadcasters will be able to send sensitive or confidential material securely.
Cryptolope software is a system of secure data envelopes designed for the distribution of copyright material, whether text or pictures. When the Cryptolope is delivered, the recipient pays the publisher using electronic commerce software before being allowed to break the seal and view the contents.
Lotus' first push bundling deal for Domino.Broadcast is with PointCast, developer of Internet push broadcasting software. Domino.Broadcast will ship in the UK in the next few weeks.
UK pricing has not yet been set, but in the US it will cost $1,295 (#809).
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