A mismatch between problems and solutions is crippling many of the network applications being implemented today. Most existing network protocols and software products were designed for an interactive client-server computing model, and they often fail to meet the needs of an increasingly automated, peer-to-peer world. Adeptech Systems, Inc. (ASI) has embarked on a research and development project, named Beryllium, based on its extensive past experience with creating successful secure data interchange and messaging applications.
Beryllium is designed to provide the glue to hold network applications together
to enable applications to exchange data securely, efficiently, and transparently, in an automated and peer-to-peer fashion, while leveraging and extending existing applications. It is also designed to enable control, prioritization, monitoring, and tracking of data transfers between applications, whether they are on the same machine or whether they are in separate organizations. A number of superficially similar network application frameworks exist, but none of them combines Beryllium's combination of efficiency, flexibility, and security; and only Beryllium has been optimized for secure data transfers which pass through untrusted networks such as the Internet.
ASI's plans for Beryllium are to release it as open source software, and to leverage our leadership and knowledge in this area into customization and consulting business. At present we have extensive design work completed, and have some elements of a prototype implementation.