Extending SSL Technology - Entrust, SafeMashups Team Up to Protect 'Mashup' Protocols



    Technology to help secure online applications that integrate information
or user identity from multiple trusted sources

    DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Entrust, Inc., a leading
provider of solutions for securing digital identities and information, and
SafeMashups, Inc., an application authentication pioneer, announce a new
relationship under which Entrust SSL digital certificates can be used with the
SafeMashups MashSSL Web ToolKit. This arrangement will allow SafeMashups to
protect emerging "mashup" protocols by which application components share
information over a trusted pipe with the user's authorization.

    "Emerging mashup innovations such as cross domain XHR and OAuth offer
many benefits to online users, but also introduce new threats," said
SafeMashups Founder and CEO Ravi Ganesan. "Customers of Entrust SSL
certificates can use MashSSL to strongly authenticate the business partners
participating in these productive mashups for their employees or customers,
helping to reduce unnecessary risks."

    In the context of Web development, "mashups" occur when two or more data
or communication sources are integrated to enable functionality for a single
Web application. This is common online when Web sites share users, data
sources and technology to provide streamlined functionality between the
parties and/or services.

    "The primary attraction of MashSSL is that it allows enterprises to use
new and advanced mashup protocols in a secure way by exploiting the proven SSL
trust infrastructure," said Tim Moses, director of advanced security at
Entrust. "Entrust and SafeMashups are committed to working the standards
process with other partners to make the MashSSL specification an open
standard."

    SafeMashups, Inc., is a San Antonio, Texas,-based application
authentication pioneer and is currently under incubation at the Institute for
Cyber Security at The University of Texas at San Antonio. It developed the
MashSSL protocol, which provides a standardized way for Web applications to
securely identify each other when mashing through a potentially untrusted
browser. SafeMashups' free MashSSL Web Toolkit and the free SafeMashups
community service offering provide a comprehensive trust infrastructure for
mashup applications.
    

    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: Lindsey Jones, Media Relations of Entrust,
Inc., +1-972-728-0374, lindsey.jones@entrust.com Web Site:
http://www.entrust.com

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