Datakey Inc., a leading provider of information security systems, announced that they have entered into a global distribution agreement with GTE CyberTrust, one of the most experienced providers of public key infrastructure solutions. CyberTrust will distribute Datakey’s SignaSURE family of smart card-based information security solutions to its clients, which include both commercial and government markets.
The SignaSURE solutions use smart cards designed and manufactured by Datakey. The cards support industry accepted cryptographic standards including the widely accepted PKCS#11 standard and Microsoft’s CryptoAPI. The Datakey solutions provide on-card processing and storage of cryptographic data that enables user identification and authentication, secure data exchange and information validation.
CyberTrust’s industry-leading certification authority products and services allow corporations to issue and manage digital certificates that are stored on the smart cards. CyberTrust recognized the growing acceptance of smart cards as a security device because they provide significant advantages over software-only information security solutions. These advantages include two-factor authentication, protection of private keys, on-card processing of all private key functions, and portability of digital credentials.
“We are delighted that CyberTrust is continuing to expand its focus on enterprise needs by providing Datakey’s portable smart card information security solutions for global applications,” said Carl Boecher, president and CEO of Datakey. “Datakey is a pioneer in smart card-based information security technology. We have long recognized PKI as an excellent foundation for information security and we are pleased to collaborate with CyberTrust to enable secure business solutions through the integration of our SignaSURE CIP smart card solutions.”
Craig Jones, vice president of product management for CyberTrust, was also enthusiastic about the agreement. “CyberTrust’s relationship with vendors such as Datakey displays our commitment to offering PKI security solutions that are fully integrated with leading smart card technology,” he said. “Our customers can now benefit from increased portability and two-factor authentication, in addition to our proven PKI security offerings.”
The CyberTrust Security Family of public key infrastructure (PKI) security products and services enables organizations of any size — including financial institutions, telecommunication companies and large multinational corporations — to issue and manage digital certificates for use in a wide range of network-based applications. As businesses move their applications to the Internet, CyberTrust protects an organization’s employees, partners and customers with a comprehensive suite of products, hosting and consulting services. With more than 20 years of certificate lifecycle management experience, its standards-based solutions meet the most stringent security requirements of individual enterprises and national certification authorities.
Datakey Inc. is an international supplier of electronic products and services. The Company provides product, subsystem, and system solutions to record, store, and transmit electronic information. Datakey also provides products and systems for information security markets that enable user authentication, secure data exchange and information validation. It also provides OEM products, consisting of proprietary memory keys, cards, and other custom-shaped tokens, that serve as a convenient way to carry electronic information and are packaged to survive in rugged environments. Shares of Datakey’s common stock are traded on the Nasdaq/NNM under the symbol DKEY. The Web address is
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