Datakey, Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of information security systems, announced yesterday it has been selected by Digital Signature Trust Company, Inc. (DST) to provide SignaSURE information security products for secure storage of digital certificates. When implemented by DST, a Datakey SignaSURE CIP smart card system will be used by Certification Coordinators (CC) while requesting the issuance of digital certificates from DST. The selection of Datakey’s SignaSURE CIP was accompanied by an initial order.
In a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) installation, CCs are responsible for the identification and authentication process within their organizations. The Datakey smart card holds the digital certificate of the CC and is a critical link in the process to insure only legitimate digital certificates are issued.
“We are extremely pleased that Digital Signature Trust has selected Datakey SignaSURE products to perform this important security function,” said Carl Boecher, president & chief executive officer of Datakey. “More and more organizations are recognizing the value of outsourcing CA responsibilities to trusted third parties like DST, and the secure storage of critical digital certificate information on-location represents a viable market for smart card-based security and a significant business potential for Datakey.”
Scott Lowry, president of Digital Signature Trust Company, said, “DST is committed to providing robust and secure Certification Authority and Repository services to industry and government customers. Incorporating Datakey’s SignaSURE product allows us to provide highly trusted certificate services secured with industry-leading technology.”
Digital Signature Trust Company offers full E-commerce solutions, from PKI Certification Authority and Repository services to Business Process Reengineering and Consulting. DST’s products and services enable customers to communicate and conduct electronic commerce securely — within their companies over an intranet, with external entities over an extranet, or globally over the Internet. As the only PKI service provider with a banking heritage and subject to federal regulatory oversight, DST is uniquely positioned to offer its customers E-commerce solutions based in trust.
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 provides products and systems directed to the information security markets that enable user authentication, secure data exchange, and information validation. The company 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 portable environments.Details