CyberGuard Corporation, a leading provider of network security and electronic commerce solutions, today at Networld + Interop announced the availability of TradeAuthority Version 3.0. This next-generation certificate authority outsource service enables organizations to become their own certificate authority for their employees and business partners in less than 48 hours.
“We needed to implement an in-house Certification Authority (CA) or Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system and use digital certificates for a customer in Finland to migrate a lottery application to the web and use digital certificates,” noted Paul Anderson, director of MIS at SCA Promotions Inc., a Dallas-based event promotion company. “CyberGuard’s TradeAuthority solution enabled our customers to issue their own certificates over the web, which saved them thousands of dollars in communications costs and eliminated the need for relocating their back-end database from the U.S. to Finland.”
CyberGuard’s TradeAuthority service enables companies to manage their business processes on the web by utilizing a Local Registration Agent (LRA) for the task of managing electronic identities. With TradeAuthority, organizations register, approve, issue, deliver, administer and manage their own Entrust digital certificates online, and approve registrations and key status changes based on corporate policies and procedures.
TradeAuthority 3.0 supports a distributed liability model for digital certificates via this LRA. With this solution, organizations can remotely manage keys with a web interface and an LRA digital certificate. TradeAuthority supports all major web browsers and provides a graphical interface through which an LRA can administer their users’ certificates. The LRA can easily determine the current status of both existing and pending user certificates, determine the user’s organization, and make necessary changes to the certificate status.
“Distributed liability is the critical factor in making a CA business- ready. Accepting the liability for one’s own employee is reasonable, but expecting that from any third party doesn’t’ work in the business world,” noted Tom Patterson, CyberGuard vice president of electronic commerce.
The new release of TradeAuthority allows the LRA to download information about their users from the CA database for use in other applications. It also lets users register and pay for certificates on-line by credit card. Additionally, certificate authority availability is improved with a new internal monitoring system that instantly notifies CyberGuard support staff of any equipment, network, or CA application issues.
TradeAuthority is compatible with CyberGuard’s award-winning TradeVPI product suite, allowing use of digital certificates in web-based applications. TradeAuthority, in conjunction with TradeVPI, provides an immediate solution for organizations looking to securely migrate their legacy systems to the web.
TradeAuthority is immediately available and is priced at less than $9 per user, per month. For additional product information, visit CyberGuard’s web site at [http://www.cyberguard.com or ]
CyberGuard Corporation is a leading provider of network security and electronic commerce solutions to Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide. CyberGuard’s award-winning, industrial-strength firewall and certificate authority products and services protect the integrity of data and applications from hackers and digital thieves. The US National Computer Security Center, the National Computer Security Association and the European Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria have certified CyberGuard products. The company has US headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and branch offices worldwide. More information on CyberGuard Corporation can be found at .