E-business standards consortium RosettaNet said it has a new tool in
the fight against online fraud.
The Santa Ana, Calif.-based group released its RosettaNet digital
certificates. The 128-bit, X.509 security algorithms use
non-repudiation, digital encryption and identity verification to protect
companies against fraud and Internet eavesdropping.
In tandem with identity software supplier Identrus, RosettaNet said
the certificates can be used for all e-business applications and
Beyond its protection features, RosettaNet said it is offering
itself as the steward of the certificates so its members can standardize
and streamline the digital certificate purchase, installation, use and
“The procurement and implementation of digital certificates are major
pain points for RosettaNet implementers due to certificate
interoperability issues and system down time caused by expired
certificates,” Paul Tearnen, RosettaNet vice president of standards,
said in a statement. “[This] digital certificate offering solves this
problem so our members can focus on the important business aspects of
RosettaNet standards implementations that will make their supply chain
more effective and competitive.”
RosettaNet’s offering features a single online location to track
digital certificates across all e-business applications and trading
partners and proactive e-mail notifications that provide quick
identification of upcoming certificate expirations.
The new service also offers technical support and
certificate management services to help track upcoming certificate
expirations and streamline the renewal process.
“Procurement of digital certificates is an unfamiliar process for
many companies which may complicate and slow down the RosettaNet
on-ramping process,” Matthias Gehrken, RosettaNet technical
implementation manager, said in a statement. “We believe that by
providing tools and support, RosettaNet can help member companies reduce
these burdens in this process, which can often account for up to 20-30
percent of the time it takes to connect.”