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VeriSign Unveils New Software, Customers

VeriSign Inc. delivered a suite of software and processing services to enable enterprises to secure their intranets, extranets and Internet commerce applications using digital certificates.

As part of VeriSign E-Commerce Solutions, the company introduced four new advanced public key infrastructure (PKI) software modules, enabling enterprises to issue digital certificates to employees, business partners and customers to secure confidential data and electronic communications over private and public networks.

More than 35 companies and government agencies, including American Skandia, British Telecommunications and NationsBank have chosen VeriSign E-Commerce Solutions, the company said, enabling them to rapidly become Certificate Authorities (CAs) for their employees, business partners, and customers.

VeriSign introduced four new advanced PKI software modules--the Automated Authentication Manager, the Automated Lifecycle Manager, the Secure Server Manager, and the Smart Card/Key Manager.

Completing VeriSign's E-Commerce Solutions are VeriSign OnSite, a turnkey certificate issuance and management engine.

Other clients include Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NationsBank, Royal Bank of Canada, and VISA in financial services; Ameritech, AT&T, and British Telecommunications in telecommunications; Hewlett-Packard, Netscape, and Thompson Electronics in high technology; and Dow Jones, Reuters, Softbank, and Toppan Printing in publishing.