WASHINGTON -- Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of software compliance management solutions, today announced exportIP, the first software compliance platform that helps ensure software products do not violate government restrictions regarding encryption export. The United States has established rules governing the strength of encryption algorithms that can be exported internationally, and it imposes significant penalties for companies who violate those rules. exportIP manages compliance with the rules and helps ensure they do not slow down the application development process.
exportIP was unveiled at the Update 2006 Conference on Export Controls and Policy, hosted by the Bureau of Industry Security, the part of the U.S. Commerce Department that explains and enforces encryption rules. Update 2006 is being held October 15-17, 2006 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington.