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Entrust Partners with SECOM to Serve Japanese Market

Entrust Technologies Inc. said it entered into an exclusive distribution arrangement with SECOM Ltd., a $2.4 billion information systems company and leader in the security services industry in Japan.

Entrust's product and technology offerings provide security for electronic interactions through digital certificates and the software to manage those certificates, called public-key infrastructures (PKIs). With its distribution agreement with SECOM, Entrust will now have access to Japanese markets.

SECOM operates a security information and communications network and owns Tokyo Internet, the country's second largest ISP.

Under terms of the agreement, SECOM represents Entrust Technologies in Japan as a master distributor. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"SECOM has a great reputation with a large client base and a strong knowledge of the security marketplace," said John Ryan, president and CEO of Dallas- based Entrust Technologies Inc. "We are excited about expanding our geographical reach and especially by working with a such a strong partner as SECOM."