Accession Number : ADA336729

Title :   The THETA (Trusted Heterogenous Architecture System (Version 2.2)

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 92-Dec 95

Corporate Author : ODYSSEY RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC ITHACANY

Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Bret ; Barbasch, Cheryl ; Stillerman, Matthew ; Pascale, Rita ; McEnerney, Joseph

PDF Url : ADA336729

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This report is intended for people who wish to acquire a general conceptual overview of the THETA system and the technical advancements that resulted from the research. The report defines the terminology and the basics of secure, distributed, object oriented environments. Programming for the THETA system, administration, usage, and other related information is provided in other contract deliverables listed in this report. Chapter 1 contains an introduction to THETA, explaining its security philosophy, architecture, and implementation. Chapter 2 provides a comparison of THETA and CORBA, and discusses the potential for a CORBA compliant version of THETA. Chapter 3 compares THETA and DCE, and explores approaches to integration. Chapter 4 presents a list of the accomplishments of the THETA project. Lessons learned from this effort are presented in Chapter 5. Possibilities for future THETA development are outlined in Chapter 6.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, CRYPTOGRAPHY, DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, INTEROPERABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER NETWORKS.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE