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Mykotronx announces Award of High Grade Crypto Processor Program.

TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 1995--Mykotronx Inc., a subsidiary of Rainbow Technologies Inc., (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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:RNBO), was awarded a contract from the Department of Defense, Fort George G. Meade Fort George G. Meade, U.S. army post, 13,500 acres (5,460 hectares), central Md., between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; est. 1917 as a World War I induction center. , Md., for the development of the Krypton krypton (krĭp`tŏn) [Gr.,=hidden], gaseous chemical element; symbol Kr; at. no. 36; at. wt. 83.80; m.p. −156.6°C;; b.p. −152.3°C;; density 3.73 grams per liter at STP; valence usually 0.  cryptographic processors and Krypton PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association, San Jose, CA, An international standards body and trade association that was founded in 1989 to establish a standard for connecting peripherals to portable computers. PCMCIA created the PC Card. See PC Card.  Crypto Cards.

Krypton is part of the Multilevel Information System Security Initiative (MISSI MISSI Multilevel Information System Security Initiative
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MISSI Multi-level Information Systems Security for the Internet (NSA) 
) program and is considered to be the government's long-term "Fortezza Plus" cryptographic solution. In addition to performing the high grade algorithms required for processing classified data, the Krypton PCMCIA card will be interoperable with the Fortezza Crypto Card. The total value of the contract is $5.1 million.

Krypton is the government's high grade cryptographic program to develop and produce several new VLSI VLSI: see integrated circuit.

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 chips and PCMCIA cryptographic cards for use in the classified portion of the Defense Message System (DMS). The Krypton cards will also be used in other applications such as the government's next generation secure voice terminal called the Secure Terminal Equipment (STE).

"Mykotronx has a great reputation for developing and producing VLSI chips and cryptographic products for our customers," said John Droge, vice president of program development, Mykotronx. "This award is an important part of the government's interoperability desires with DMS. However, the Krypton PCMCIA cards will be used for more than e-mail in the DMS. They will be used as link encryptors in communications systems, multimedia encryptors, and as security tokens and cryptographic engines for products such as the STE."

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Ann Jones, 714/450-7350
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