Entrust Technologies Inc., the global leader for solutions that bring trust to e-business, and Authorize.Net Corporation, ([http://www.authorize.net]), a part of the Go2Net Network, ([http://www.go2net.com]), and a leading payment authorization service for online businesses, have entered into an agreement to deliver secure and trusted payment solutions to business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce merchants.
The convergence of Entrust’s trust technology and Authorize.Net’s real-time payment processing is a natural evolution in the effort to further secure e-commerce. The combination of the two technologies enables customers to obtain both payment gateway and trust services in one package. This will allow customers to deploy their e-commerce Web sites more quickly, reliably and securely. Additionally, this partnership enables Entrust Technologies to extend the benefits of its trust solutions to Authorize.Net’s broad base of more than 65,200 online merchants.
Both Entrust Technologies and Authorize.Net are committed to developing innovative solutions that provide both financial institutions and consumers with the ability to conduct trusted and secure e-business in the B2B and B2C environments. This will help organizations build, maintain and increase loyal and trusted e-business relationships over the Web, wired and wireless networks.
As the first of many initiatives between the two companies, Authorize.Net will extend its range of products and services to include Entrust.net Web Server certificates, which provide increased security and trust for online transactions. The two e-business leaders will also develop a co-branded Web site, to be accessed from Authorize.Net’s Web site, for the resale of Entrust.net Web Server certificates through Authorize.Net’s partner and reseller channels. Since the partnership provides coverage of a transaction all the way from the user’s browser to the back-end payment authentication, Authorize.Net and Entrust are uniquely positioned to deliver future products and services to enhance the reliability and trust of Internet transactions.
“Entrust has established itself as a leader in providing secure global e-business trust solutions, and we are excited about this partnership as we continue to provide comprehensive payment solutions to our customers,” said David O. Heaps, Authorize.Net president and CEO.
“Both Authorize.Net and Entrust recognize that trust and the ability to secure online transactions, communications and relationships are crucial ingredients in building a successful e-business,” said John Ryan, Entrust Technologies president and CEO. “In delivering these important tools to growing e-businesses, this partnership reinforces Entrust Technologies’ position as the leading provider of trust solutions.”
About Entrust Technologies
Entrust Technologies Inc. is the global leader in providing products and services that allow e-businesses to manage trusted, secure electronic transactions and communications over today’s advanced networks, including the Internet, extranets and intranets. Since 1994, Entrust Technologies has been providing award-winning solutions to global enterprises, government entities, small to mid-sized businesses and individuals. Entrust Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Plano, Texas with offices in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Japan. For additional company information please visit [http://www.entrust.com].
About Authorize.Net Corporation
Founded in 1996 and acquired by Go2Net, Inc. in July 1999, Authorize.Net Corporation is the preferred payment-processing service for e-commerce, providing secure, reliable and easy-to-use payment solutions that make the Internet a new revenue opportunity for businesses of all sizes. These tools also provide a smarter, faster, more economical method of transaction processing for retail-based storefronts and the services industry. Authorize.Net is the market leader and has grown to include more than 65,200 clients, using a network of more than 1,000 ISOs and acquiring banks to resell its products and services. For more information on Authorize.Net, visit [http://www.authorize.net].
About Go2Net, Inc.
Go2Net ([http://www.go2net.com]) is one of the Internet’s leading networks, providing consumer services, business services, and enabling services. The company offers through the World Wide Web a network of branded properties and aggregated content in the categories of search and directory, personal finance, multi-player games, small business services and e-commerce solutions. The company also develops Internet technologies for its own network and for license to strategic partners. The Go2Net Network is home to many of the Internet’s leading vertical destinations, including: MetaCrawler, Silicon Investor, the HyperMart Network, PlaySite, Dogpile and 100hot.