New in W2K: Public Key Infrastructure services Page 2
Standards supported by W2K
|Standard||What it defines||Why it matters|
|X.509 version 3||Format and content of digital certificates||Without a standard for certificate formats, there's no way to exchange certificates between vendors|
|CRL version||Formats and content of certificate revocation lists||Sites need to have a way to interchange revocation information|
|PKCS family||Format and behavior for Public key exchange and distribution||Allows different vendors' implementations to request and move certificates in a way that all understand|
|PKIX||Format and behavior for Public key exchange and distribution||PKIX is an emerging PKI standard that many major vendors and enterprises are adopting in place of the PKCS standard|
|SSL version 3||Encryption for web sessions||SSL in the best-known and most widely used security protocol on the internet , but it's subject to export controls|
|SGC||Provides SSL-like security without export complications||SGC allows full 128-bit security and is exportable for certain uses|
|IPSec||Encryption for network sessions using the internet protocol (IP)||IPSec promises to offer transparent and automatic encryption of network connections|
|PKINIT||Emerging standard for using Public keys to log on to networks that use the Kerberos authentication protocol||Kerberos identifies users on the network; PKINIT allows Kerberos to use digital certificates on smart cards as credentials|
|PG/SC||Standard for interfacing to smart cards||Any vendor's smart cards that adhere to this standard can be used under W2K without the need for proprietary software|
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