Certicom Corp., a leading provider of cryptographic security technologies, today announced a licensing agreement with Diebold, Incorporated, a global leader in card-based transaction systems, security and service solutions. Certicom will provide Diebold with advanced data security technologies, based on Certicom’s Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC).
Certicom’s technology will secure Diebold’s entire product portfolio, for the financial, education, security and healthcare industries. In addition to protecting privacy through secure data storage and transmission, Certicom’s technology provides authentication and non-repudiation capabilities, guaranteeing user identity and supplying proof of transaction which are important to secure electronic commerce applications.
“The security and speed of Certicom’s technology in a range of development tools is critical for our diversified line of products where size and efficiency yields the competitive edge and nothing but the highest strength cryptography will suffice,” stated John Ziegler, strategic alliance director. “Certicom’s cryptographic expertise and leading ECC implementations made them the obvious choice as our technology partner.”
“Diebold is taking smart card systems into exciting new application areas,” said Rick Dalmazzi, executive vice president, sales and marketing for Certicom. “There are many emerging automated services Certicom will help Diebold secure. Together, our technologies provide more options, greater convenience and cost-savings for professionals and consumers in the broad range of industries Diebold serves.”
About Diebold, Incorporated
Diebold, Incorporated, (NYSEDBD) headquartered in Canton, Ohio, is a global leader in providing card-based transaction systems, security and service solutions to the financial, education and healthcare industries. Founded in 1859, the company develops, manufactures, sells and services automated teller machines, campus systems, smart card systems, electronic and physical security equipment, automated medication dispensing systems, integrated systems solutions, software and supplies.
Certicom is a leading provider of cryptographic technologies for computing and communications companies. Vendors of electronic commerce and digital communications products are integrating and deploying Certicom’s technology across a wide range of operating environments and devices to build the strongest, most efficient security into software, smart card and wireless applications. As information security architects, Certicom’s teams of cryptographers, engineers and developers provide comprehensive OEM solutions, from advanced cryptographic implementations to consulting for systems integration and development support. Certicom’s cryptographic research and product development is based in Toronto, Canada, with sales and marketing operations in San Mateo, CA. Certicom shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CIC”.Details