Entrust's New Code-Signing Certificates Enhance Trust in Applications, Software Developers



    Entrust's complete certificate offering grows; customers able to manage
all from single online management tool, save money
    

    
    DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A proven SSL certificate
vendor should provide convenience, ease of use, affordability and boast a wide
selection of the most popular certificate types. That's the model Entrust,
Inc. (Nasdaq:   ENTU), achieved with the announcement of Entrust Code Signing
Certificates. The security expert will offer customers a wide range of the
most popular digital certificate types via the company's easy-to-use
Certificate Management System.
    

    
    "Organizations place great value on the ability to purchase a wide range
of the most popular types of digital certificate from a single vendor -- a
major reason we expanded our portfolio to include code-signing certificates,"
said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "The fact is, very few security
experts have such a complete offering of today's most popular certificate
types. Combining affordability, service and expertise, Entrust offers a wide
range of digital certificates through the proven Certificate Management
System."
    

    
    The new Entrust Code Signing Certificates are used by application and
software authors to instill legitimacy into their products. This technology --
imbedded into the certificates within the software -- enables end-users to
verify the authenticity of an application, which is done by trusting the
certification authority that issued the certificate. Entrust certificates have
the capability of signing most code, including Authenticode (most products
based on Microsoft(R) Windows(R)), Java, Visual Basic and Microsoft(R)
Office(R) macros.
    

    
    This capability is particularly valuable for enterprises, which are
tasked with maintaining control over the contents downloaded or installed to
corporate desktops from origins often unknown. If an application author is
authenticated via Entrust Code Signing Certificates, enterprises are more
willing to allow it to be introduced into their corporate environment.
    

    
    The Entrust Certificate Management Service enables organizations to
conveniently manage all certificate types within a single, efficient
interface. This includes the new Entrust Code Signing Certificates, as well as
Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates, Unified Communications SSL
certificates, Entrust's Standard and Advantage SSL certificates, and Adobe CDS
certificates.
    

    
    A proven differentiator for Entrust Certificate Services, the Entrust
Certificate Management Service features a self-service tool that helps
streamline the procurement and administration of SSL certificates. Acting as a
centrally managed system, the solution reduces administrative hassles and
lessens the risk of inadvertent certificate expiration by allowing
organizations to synchronize and control the timing of SSL certificate
expiration. The Entrust Certificate Management Service also enables
administrators to "re-use" or "recycle" SSL certificates for maximized usage
and minimized costs.
    

    About Entrust
    
    Entrust [NASDAQ:   ENTU] provides trusted solutions that secure digital
identities and information for enterprises and governments in 2,000
organizations spanning 60 countries. Offering trusted security for less,
Entrust solutions represent the right balance between affordability, expertise
and service. These include SSL, strong authentication, fraud detection,
digital certificates and PKI. For information, call 888-690-2424, e-mail
entrust@entrust.com or visit 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.
    



    




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For further information: Brooke Hamilton, Media Relations of Entrust,
+1-972-728-0415, brooke.hamilton@entrust.com Web Site: http://www.entrust.com

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