The 1.4.2 release of the IBM developer kit for the Java platform provides the most comprehensive security offering for the Java 2 platform to date. It differs from the Sun 1.4.2 JDK in that IBM has implemented providers for all the Java security components. It includes several IBM-specific security providers with new features and better security enhancements than the Sun 1.4.2 JDK. This articles discusses the new IBM JDK release and a solid foundation for developing and deploying security-sensitive, end-to-end enterprise applications. The new 1.4.2 JDK can downloaded from here.