Secure64 Software attracts attention

Greenwood Village-based Secure64 Software Corp. continues to attract impressive press coverage for its Internet security software.

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Last week the company was featured in a Wall Street Journal article describing how the latest computer processor chips from Intel and AMD offer new ways to protect servers from computer viruses and other attacks. The article quotes Colorado State University computer-science professor Daniel Massey, who has been running the Secure64 software for more than a year, as saying: “nobody can get into this box.”

Another article this week in SEO/SEM Journal examines, but does not confirm, the company’s claim to offer the world’s only “genuinely secure” operating system. Other recent coverage of the company has appeared in Network World, c/net and The Register.

Secure64 claims that its $9,995 Secure64 DNS software — the initial version of which runs only on Itanium-based Hewlett-Packard Integrity rx2660 computers — can withstand denial-of-service attacks while still responding to more than 100,000 legitimate queries per second.

The software, which has several patents pending, protects domain name system (DNS) Internet directories while allowing users to manage email, web access and e-commerce services.

It’s no accident that Secure64’s first products target HP’s Itanium-based servers. The company’s chief technology officer, William Worley, was an HP Fellow and chief scientist and one of the key architects of Itanium technology, which was developed in Fort Collins.

The company, which started in 2002 and now has 23 employees, has raised $7.5 million in angel funding and reportedly plans to seek $5 million to $10 million in additional funds soon.

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