Entrust Technologies and Motorola Team to Deliver Comprehensive Wireless Solutions
Motorola and Entrust Work to Accelerate Delivery of Trusted Wireless Transactions PLANO, TX, Sept. 26, 2000 Entrust Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU), a global leader in solutions that bring trust to e-business, and Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today announced a broad strategic agreement to develop and market their integrated mobile commerce solutions for secure and trusted wireless communications and transactions worldwide.
Under the agreement, Entrust and Motorola intend to work together to develop next-generation wireless solutions for mobile phones and devices such as pagers, two-way radios, smartphones and communicators. Motorolas devices will work with Entrusts industry-leading public-key infrastructure (PKI) products to secure transactions and communications. These joint solutions will enable consumers and business users to securely confirm the identities of those they are doing business with, engage in private and confidential communications, access personalized services, confirm and sign banking and other business transactions, purchase goods and services and trade stock through Motorolas wireless handsets and wireless Internet gateways. In particular, these integrated solutions will allow users to execute payment transactions using their wireless devices as secure payment terminals.
Initially, Entrust.net Inc.s WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) root CA certificates will be provided to Motorola for embedding within Motorolas wireless handsets and wireless Internet gateways setting the foundation for the delivery of trusted services. In addition, the two companies intend to develop solutions for validating users identities and digital signatures on transactions. The companies will also cooperate in the development of scalable user-registration services, which will take advantage of Entrusts leading automated registration capabilities.
Finally, as part of the agreement between Entrust and Motorola, Entrust is developing a new Entrust.net service to issue certificates using the elliptic-curve algorithm in order to leverage the performance gains of elliptic-curve cryptography and the benefits of certificate-based authentication and authorization, to enable Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to become a trusted e-commerce terminal for mobile users.
The integration of Entrusts certificate and PKI technology, with our extensive line of innovative web-enabled mobile devices will give our customers the convenience and confidence of engaging in a new range of secure wireless services and transactions, said Yvonne Verse, vice president and director, Data Solutions Platform Technology and 3rd Party Developer Support, Personal Networks Group, Motorola Inc. By being the first major wireless handset manufacturer to announce root certificate integration directly into our handsets, Motorola once again is demonstrating our ability to lead the wireless Internet revolution.
We are extremely pleased to have signed a broad strategic agreement with Motorola, one of the worlds largest cellular phone manufacturers, said Mark Perry, vice-president, Business Development, Global Wireless Solutions, Entrust Technologies Inc. This strategic relationship reinforces our strength and position as leaders in the delivery of secure solutions for wireless. We are certainly looking forward to the day when Internet users can execute secure payments using their Motorola wireless devices.
The ongoing work between Motorola and Entrust reinforces Entrusts leadership position in the exploding wireless market. Entrust.net was first to deliver WAP server certificates and Entrust was first to deliver the Entrust/getAccess Mobile Solution for secure access to dynamic Web applications and services at wireless portals. Entrusts comprehensive trusted e-business infrastructure helps organizations establish and expand business relationships via a single, scalable solution and enables people to access critical business services anytime, anywhere and anyhow with a wide variety of devices, including desktop PCs, cell phones, PDAs and other mobile devices and Internet appliances.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communication and embedded electronic solutions, including end-to-end wireless Internet and software-based products and technologies. These solutions provide new and unique ways for businesses and consumers to easily access the information they want, when they want it. Motorolas innovative combination of technologies, software solutions and applications, are being continually developed and expanded upon to bring added value to the companys advanced mobile devices, network infrastructure, and communication platforms. Sales for Motorola in 1999 were $33.1 billion. Further information about Motorola can be found at: www.motorola.com.
About Entrust Technologies
Entrust Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) is the global leader in solutions that bring trust to e-business relationships by securing and managing the transactions that constitute e-business. Through the industrys most comprehensive portfolio of trusted e-business infrastructure solutions, Entrust Technologies enables customers to secure their B2B, B2C and internal enterprise transactions and communications, as well as to manage the e-business portals through which these transactions take place. Today Entrust serves more than 1,500 customers worldwide. Entrust Technologies pioneered the public-key infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions that provide security for business transactions and communications over the Internet. Entrust Technologies has R&D labs in Silicon Valley, CA; Ottawa, Canada; and Zurich, Switzerland, as well as offices around the world. For additional company information please visit www.entrust.com.
Except for historical information, all of the expectations and assumptions contained in the foregoing are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the ability of the parties to integrate the technologies, availability of component parts, manufacturing difficulties, and possible delays in release of other products. For additional information regarding these and other risks associated with the companys business refer to the companys reports filed with the SEC.
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