Entrust and BBS Join Forces to Provide Managed PKI Service in Europe



    
    Simplifying the deployment of strong e-security solutions.
    

    DALLAS, Feb. 14 /CNW/ -- Public key infrastructure (PKI) continues to
serve as the benchmark for online security, particularly for organizations
that specialize in financial services. Banking and Business Solutions (BBS)
has selected Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) and Entrust Authority Security
Manager to offer a complete managed PKI services solution, which serves as a
key component of a layered security model.
    "To truly enable the online channel, organizations must leverage a
security solution that is embedded within applications and transparent to the
end-user, which is PKI," says Ola Forberg, CEO at BBS. "When we decided to
offer managed PKI services to European financial institutions and global
enterprises, Entrust was the choice because they are a trusted security expert
with unmatched leadership in PKI technology and deployment. These new
capabilities will allow us to provide our customers a high level of security
in a convenient, cost-effective managed service environment."
    As one of the largest PKI service environments in Europe, BBS brings to
market more than three decades of experience in delivering world class
financial infrastructures, including the Norwegian BankID solution, which won
the eema Excellence Award in Europe for Securing e-business. BBS' security
service portfolio comprises eID infrastructures and value added services as
multi-ID authentication and signing solutions, long-term archive, mobile
signature services, Det norske Veritas Validation Service and One-Time-Code
based services.
    "As part of a layered security approach, PKI affords the flexibility,
transparency, interoperability and true security needed to unlock the
potential of the online channel," said Entrust Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer Bill Conner. "One of the elite suppliers of financial and
security services in Europe, BBS will help organizations leverage the benefits
of PKI to assist organizations in their compliance with industry regulations
and government mandates."
    Owned by Nordic financial institutions, BBS is a leading provider of
electronic security, payment and information services. Established in 1972,
BBS has successfully delivered multitudes of efficient payment services of
national critical importance to Norway. In 2006, BBS had a turnover of euro
200 million and cleared 1.33 billion transactions with a total value of euro
7.2 billion. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, BBS has more than 750 employees in
offices in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
    Entrust Authority Security Manager, an industry leading PKI, is designed
to manage the digital keys and certificates that make up the digital
identities required to transparently automate all security-related processes
in an organization. As the organization's Certification Authority (CA) system,
Entrust Authority Security Manager software enables the use of digital
signature, digital receipt, encryption and permissions management services
across a wide variety of applications and solutions.
    
    About Entrust
    
    Entrust (Nasdaq:   ENTU) secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,700 organizations spanning 60
countries. Leveraging a layered security approach to address growing risks,
Entrust solutions help secure the most common digital identity and information
protection pain points in an organization. These include SSL, authentication,
fraud detection, shared data protection and e-mail security. For information,
call 888-690-2424, e-mail entrust@entrust.com or visit http://www.entrust.com.
    Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States
and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of
Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Brooke Hamilton, Media Relations of Entrust, 
+1-972-713-5915, brooke.hamilton@entrust.com; or Stein-Arne Tjore, Senior 
Vice President Corporate Communications of BBS, +47 22 89 80 72, for Entrust
Web Site: http://www.entrust.com

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