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Re: Diffie's comments on Photuris
Yesterday afternoon I attended a meeting of the Automotive Industry Action
Group (AIAG)'s new OEM CAD/CAM Telecommunications Task Team. It appears to
be the intent of the group to construct a private IP network for security
reasons. Such a network would include connections to all of the North
American car manufacturers and all of their suppliers. Even non-productive
parts. We are talking in the neighborhood of 60 - 100K companies.
If I had security in hand, I would be in a better position to argue against
a private network. Remember, MCI, AT&T, Sprint, and others will be all too
happy to build such a private network. The cost of this will be in the cost
of our products. And noone else will benefit from the bandwidth.
BTW, I want security on a private network as much as I want it on a public
network, but many managers don't see that. The TELCOs have made convincing
Final note. Any comments on the TimeStep product (division of New Bridge).