VIACODE - PROVEN SOLUTION FOR SECURE HEALTHCARE MESSAGING Monday 19 March 2001 PDF Print Confidential patient data held within pathology test results can be securely passed from NHS laboratories to general practice thanks to digital certificate technology. That's the message from digital security service provider ViaCode at Healthcare Computing, Harrogate, March 19-21. Viacode and Entrust Technologies are key participants in the provision of secure interim cryptographic services to the NHS Pathology Messaging Implementation Project. ViaCode will show how digital certificates allow S/MIME messages and any attachments to be encrypted and digitally signed for secure and trustworthy transmission over NHSNet, the Internet, or any other network. Says ViaCode healthcare specialist Kevin Still: "The NHS has been challenged by government to move information electronically, but healthcare and IT professionals are rightly concerned about protecting patient confidentiality, and about the practicalities and cost of applying security technology on such a scale. We're here to show that it's not only possible, but workable and affordable too." ViaCode Ltd (www.viacode.com) is a subsidiary of The Post Office. The ViaCode service is underpinned by the world's most proven public key infrastructure (PKI) from Entrust Technologies. ViaCode digital certificates use full-strength 128-bit cryptography and are issued only after rigorous proof of identity and are instantly revocable with immediate system-wide effect. A secure key-backup and recovery facility means critical information, previously encrypted, is not lost in the event of a ViaCode certificate being damaged or mislaid. Separate key pairs for encryption and signing mean ViaCode digital signatures are non-deniable. Notes for Editors 1 A contract to supply Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) services has been awarded by the NHS Information Authority to Entrust Technologies, a leading provider of cryptographic and PKI software, working with ViaCode Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Post Office). Further editorial information: ViaCode - Alison Ingleby - 020 7847 3391 Sage Partnership - Kevin Fiske - 01189 344007 Entrust Technologies - Duncan Reid - 0118 9533011 NHS Information Authority - Gill Friend - 01392 206770 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of The Sage Partnership in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.