Solutions enable BNSF to drive efficiencies and comply with government
DALLAS, Aug. 5 /CNW/ -- In 2002, BNSF Railway Company looked to Entrust,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) to provide its public key infrastructure (PKI) to help
secure communication and authenticate users. Today, Entrust's PKI has been
extended as the foundation of a full layered security model to enable employee
authentication, secure messaging, device authentication, secure file and
folder capabilities and hard-disk encryption.
"While our initial needs were authentication driven, we anticipated that
our Entrust PKI would evolve with our business needs to help secure additional
business applications. Now, that same infrastructure has evolved into the
foundation of our information-security practice," said Richard Perry, BNSF's
Director of Security, Compliance and Continuity. "Particularly when
administered via a lifecycle management platform, PKI, coupled with a secure
e-mail solution, provides us the ability to secure many different aspects of
our organization. From logical access, user and machine authentication to
secure e-mail, this new multi-solution approach provides the security we need
without hindering efficiency or productivity."
At the core of the deployment, Entrust Authority PKI serves as a
flexible, scalable solution for the authentication of users and devices, as
well as for encryption and digital signatures. Entrust Entelligence Messaging
Server's secure e-mail capabilities not only enable encrypted communication
with internal departments, but also specific government agencies.
"BNSF's use of PKI, coupled with complementary solutions, is a prime
example of how a layered security model can be leveraged to create synergy,
secure communication and enable efficiency," said Entrust Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner. "Entrust values its relationship with
BNSF and the opportunity to collaborate with them on the development of a
comprehensive, interoperable security infrastructure."
Entrust Authority Security Manager, the world's 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.
A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI),
BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks,
with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is
among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain
than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the
products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate
about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an
industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at
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.
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