Diversinet Plans New Product Line to Secure Servers

Diversinet Corp. said at
the RSA conference in San Francisco that it plans to launch an all-new
product line to offer technology for secure electronic commerce-enabling
servers.


Diversinet said its technology will provide businesses with scaleable turnkey
security solutions for intranet, extranet and Internet applications.


Diversinet’s certification server, the company’s core product, issues on-
demand “D-certificates” and distributes public keys in an anonymous and
trusted manner.


Unlike current systems where the certificates include additional personal
information that is irrelevant to the user’s need for access to the system
(e.g. name, address, phone number), D-certificates only carry the user’s
alpha-numerical ID. This reduces process time and the amount of memory
required to store the certificate, making it more efficient and less
expensive to encode on a smart card, according to Diversinet.


Diversinet products can be either software-based or can use hardware smart
cards for authenticating users.


The certification server, which is scheduled for release in May, will include
client software to retrieve, store, and maintain D-certificates as well as a
toolkit to allow developers to use D-certificates within their applications.
The product will allow companies to integrate the certification process into
existing and/or new systems.


Diversinet is working with OEMs to license the technology for future product
development so that it becomes a standard for secure, corporate e-commerce
solutions, said Nagy Moustafa, president and chief executive officer of the
Toronto-based company.

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