Find out more about this
Gesmer Updegrove has represented more than 125 standards consortia and open source foundations, including:
View Full Client List
Useful Links

Communications Center Press Center Sitemap

Tools

Text Size:
Default  Large

RSS Feeds

Bookmark and Share

Standard Setting Organizations
and Standards List

OpenPGP Alliance

Overview: OpenPGP is a non-proprietary protocol for encrypting email using public key cryptography. The OpenPGP protocol defines standard formats for encrypted messages, signatures, and certificates for exchanging public keys. Beginning in 1997, the OpenPGP Working Group was formed in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to define this standard that had formerly been a proprietary product since 1991. Over the past decade, PGP, and later OpenPGP, has become the standard for nearly all of the world's encrypted email. As an IETF Proposed Standard (RFC 4880), OpenPGP may be implemented by any company without paying any licensing fees. The OpenPGP Alliance brings companies together to pursue a common goal of promoting the same standard for email encryption and to apply the PKI that has emerged from the OpenPGP community to other non-email applications.

Specifications: Available at: http://www.openpgp.org/technical/

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: June 4, 2014


» Back to Complete List