Entrust, GET Group Collaborate to Provide Comprehensive ePassport Solutions



    
    GET Group to deliver ePassport, ID issuing systems with Entrust PKI

    
    DALLAS, Sept. 4 /CNW/ -- Helping secure nine of the top 10 e-governments,
Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU) has led the charge to secure electronic
passports, e-borders and national ID card initiatives. To further grow its
trusted ePassport partner network, Entrust will collaborate with GET Group, a
respected, proven supplier of ePassport and identification solutions and
technologies.
    "We've been a proud technology partner of Entrust as a value-added
reseller, but now GET Group's Passport and ID Division will collaborate on
global projects by leveraging their proven and highly secure ePassport
technology," said GET Passport and ID Division President & CEO, Gary
Christelis. "By collaborating on a complete solution, we'll be working
together to ensure the latest ePassport technology is available to
security-conscious governments across strategic global regions."
    GET Group will integrate Entrust's ePassport public key infrastructure
(PKI) capabilities -- based on both Basic Access Control (BAC) and Extended
Access Control (EAC) technology -- to help complete an efficient,
comprehensive end-to-end ePassport solution. GET Group was the first ePassport
vendor to take part in Entrust's detailed training in Ottawa, Ontario.
    "GET Group and Entrust are key players in the development and
implementation of ePassport solutions globally," said Entrust Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. "This important
collaboration will allow both organizations to expand services, solutions and
technology to enable global governments that seek ePassport expertise."
    Entrust is dedicated to partnering with third-party solution providers
whose technology can augment or leverage the benefits of Entrust's layered
security solutions. Through the Entrust TrustedPartner program, Entrust
technology partners can benefit from a rapid, low-cost approach to achieving
Entrust Ready status, which denotes a product's compatibility and
interoperability with Entrust security products.
    The first ePassport generation uses BAC, which features passive and
optional active authentication, and is in production in many parts of the
world. Unmatched in PKI deployment experience, Entrust provides BAC ePassport
security for a number of top e-governments in the world, including the U.S.,
U.K., Slovenia, Singapore and New Zealand.
    As security requirements evolved, EAC was developed to provide
governments a way to authenticate access to secure more sensitive biometric
information (e.g., digital fingerprints, iris patterns, etc.). EAC is the
process defined for verifying that only authorized entities are able to access
this biometric data stored on the contactless chip on an ePassport. EAC
includes the authentication of a passport Inspection Station (IS) to the
contactless chip as well as the authorization of that IS to access the
protected biometrics.
    ePassport travel documents contain an electronic chip -- smart card or
RFID -- that stores information that can be verified against the data on the
passport as well as against the individual. Because of the sensitivity of this
personal information (e.g., digitized photographs, fingerprints or other
biometrics) the security and integrity of e-passports are critical. To help
protect these assets, PKI is an integral technology for the security and
verification infrastructure of e-passports.
    Modular and fully integrated, the Entrust Authority PKI portfolio is
built on the foundation of Entrust Authority Security Manager, the
certification authority (CA) system responsible for issuing and managing
users' digital identities. Optional components can help organizations manage
the entire lifecycle of PKI certificates. Approximately 1,000 government and
commercial organizations have purchased Entrust PKI solutions since Entrust
first brought its PKI to market in the 1990s.
    
    About GET Group
    
    GET Group is a world leader in passport and ID issuing solutions. For
more than two decades, privately-held GET Group has led the industry with
state-of-the-art systems utilizing the world's most advanced digital printers
manufactured by Toppan Printing Co. Ltd. of Japan, exclusively distributed by
GET Group.  Governments from all over the world, including USA, Canada, New
Zealand, Greece, South Korea, and Malaysia are proudly using our systems to
issue highly secure passport and ID documents. With more digital passports in
world circulation than any other proprietary technology, GET Group continues
its tradition of offering cutting-edge passport personalization solutions with
the introduction of its new on-line ePassport personalization system, and
designed to be compliant with the ICAO/ISO ePassport requirements.
    
    About Entrust
    
    Entrust [NASDAQ:   ENTU] secures digital identities and information for
consumers, enterprises and governments in more than 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 Maria Bessom, Media Relations
of GET Group, +1-781-890-6700, mbessom@getgroup.com Web Site:
http://www.entrust.com

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