SmartTrust, a provider
of security and service management solutions for mobile and Internet e-services,
has announced the launch of SmartTrust Certificate Manager, version 3.5 (formerly
iD2 Certificate Manager) aimed at managing the entire life-cycle of digital
certificates, from creation to revocation, and to provide Certification Authority
(CA) solution in PKI (public key infrastructure) environment.
The latest version, which can issue up to 40,000 certificates per hour, includes
functionality to allow management of digital certificates in multi-channel environments.
Its CA hosting capabilities has also been designed to suit Identrus member
banks, supplying a complete PKI platform and providing the technology to make
an Identrus application available to end-users with mobile handsets.
"Being able to conduct safe, secure business through authentication, non
repudiation and confidentiality services has become an important element of
today’s e-businesses, particularly those that deal with sensitive or personal
information such as health or financial records," explains Timo Laaksonen,
senior vice president of corporate and service provider business unit at Sonera
"Version 3.5 reflects the growing trend for organizations to outsource
the management of their PKI by addressing multiple CA hosting in the TSP market.
However, the ability to support multiple PKI environments on a single platform
is also finding applications in the corporate world," adds Laaksonen. "For
instance, a financial institution that requires a PKI solution to secure its
internal network, another for Identrus activities and yet another for its e-banking
application. All of these can be securely hosted on a single platform and yet
easily managed via centralized policy and service management."
Sonera SmartTrust Ltd. is a provider of security and service management solutions
for mobile and Internet e-services. It's infrastructure software enables the
provision of secure e-services on wireless and wireline networks. Currently
the company has over 150 customers on all continents.
The Certificate Manager is designed specifically for public and private Trusted
Service Providers (TSP), financial organizations, enterprises and fixed and