VeriSign Introduces Digital Certificate Solution for VPNs

VeriSign Inc. rolled out VeriSign OnSite for IPSec, a digital certificate solution that enables organizations to secure network devices to establish virtual private networks (VPNs).

The product combines VeriSign’s turnkey certificate authority software with
the company’s certificate processing and management services, providing
enterprises with a complete PKI.

Leveraging the Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) standard for VPNs, the solution is designed to enable an enterprise or industry group to securely establish and manage a scalable virtual private network using the Internet rather than costly leased lines or other solutions, the company said.

Using IPSec digital certificates, organizations can establish authenticated
and encrypted interaction between network devices such as routers, firewalls
and dedicated VPN systems–both within a network as well as between

VeriSign OnSite for IPSec establishes an enterprise as a Certificate Authority (CA) by combining front-end administrative CA software
with scalable processing services, the company said. It provides complete
certificate lifecycle management, high-speed servers, redundant
telecommunications lines, data storage, daily back-up, full disaster recovery
and 24 x 7 customer service. Pricing was not disclosed.

As part of this interoperable solution, networking companies 3Com, Ascend,
Check Point Software Technologies Inc., Cisco Systems, Shiva, TimeStep and
VPNet will be integrating support for VeriSign OnSite for IPSec into their
hardware and software offerings.

Mountain View, CA-based VeriSign is a provider of public key infrastructure (PKI) and certificate authority (CA) solutions.

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