VeriSign, Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure services for networks, has allied with TrustBearer Labs, an authentication and digital identity solutions company, to make it easier for people to use smart cards and security devices that involve Public Key Infrastructure credentials.
The partnership combines VeriSign’s experience as a PKI provider with TrustBearer’s solutions, allowing for rapid deployment of PKI applications and strong authentication using smart cards across all major Web browsers and platforms. The joint effort is aimed at benefitting organizations looking to simplify high-volume delivery of PKI digital certificates and applications via the latest generation of smart cards.
“Smart cards hold enormous potential for providing fast and secure access to services, and PKI offers a vital way to reduce risk exposure and comply with security regulations,” said Adam Geller, vice president, Enterprise and Government Authentication at VeriSign. “Working with TrustBearer not only helps us access new customers that have yet to select a PKI solution, but we’re also able to help our current customers derive even more value from their existing PKI implementations.”
Added David Corcoran, CEO and founder of TrustBearer: “By working with VeriSign, we’re able to help organizations effectively integrate PKI into high-security smart card deployments targeted at mass end-user and consumer populations.”