, co-founded by Jon Callas
and Phil Dunkelberger, is based in Menlo Park, California
. PGP Corporation was funded by Rob Theis, General Partner, Doll Capital Management (DCM) and Terry Garnett, General Partner, Venrock Associates. The company is the current owner of the Pretty Good Privacy
codebase, which was originally developed by Phil Zimmermann
. Originally written in 1991, Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) was one of the first freely and publicly available implementations of public-key cryptography
. It was originally used to allow individuals to communicate securely through bulletin board systems
. PGP has since been standardized and supported by many other applications, including email. PGP Corporation acquired the code and rights to the name from Network Associates
(NAI) in 2002. The company released version 9 of the software in 2005.
PGP Corporation's focus has shifted towards the corporate market. President and CEO Phil Dunkelberger has said that transparency of use and manageability are the focus of company development efforts. In 2004, the company announced plans to integrate with Symantec
anti-virus technology. In 2010, the company acquired certificate authority TC TrustCenter and its parent company, ChosenSecurity, to form its new PGP TrustCenter division.
On 2010 April 29, Symantec Corp.
announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire... Read More