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Entrust Intros Code Signing Certificate Technology

Entrust Code Signing Certificates enables end users to verify the authenticity of an application
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 [email protected] or visit www.entrust.com.

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