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Partnership Extends E-Business Security for European Financial Services Community

Building on its reputation in the financial services sector, Entegrity Solutions, a leader in application security software and services, has signed a definitive partnership agreement with EuroSignCard SA. In the agreement, Entegrity will provide its access management solutions for EuroSignCard to resell to financial institutions in Luxembourg, the world’s fifth largest banking centre. EuroSignCard is a European trust centre for digital signatures, delivering services to secure electronic financial transactions and promote consumer confidence in e-business.

“It has become abundantly apparent to organisations involved in the transfer of large funds and interaction between competing institutions, that security infrastructure, while absolutely essential, is just the first step in exploiting the potential of e-business and inspiring confidence,” explains David Sweigert, managing director of EuroSignCard SA. “Security infrastructure focuses on ‘keeping the bad guys out’, but Entegrity Solutions’ AssureAccess provides the technological and administrative capabilities to open back-end applications to partners over the internet, while managing access rights, user authentication, audit logs and providing central administration. Becoming a member of Entegrity’s Business Partner Program means we can offer the financial services community a complete security solution that promotes e-business in a trusted environment.”

Sweigert continued: “Our customers are often dealing with millions of euros in a single transfer. Confidence in the transaction validity, the right of those involved to execute that business and the ability to audit the path that a transaction has taken is paramount to the ongoing business. Entegrity’s product range extends our ability to provide secure transactions to our customers. In addition, participation in Entegrity’s Business Partner Program aligns us even closer with Identrus, the consortium of global financial institutions, to promote international confidence in e-business in financial services.”

“Access management and application security enable organisations to deal with new trading partners that have only ever met electronically with the same confidence and as those they have been trading with for years. EuroSignCard understands the complete picture of security requirements from infrastructure to application security. We are delighted to work with such an organisation in our Business Partner Program and combine our product offerings across Luxembourg with its expertise and local market knowledge,” comments Paula Palma, vice president and managing director of European Operations at Entegrity Solutions. “This partnership enables Entegrity to capitalise on its already strong foothold into the financial sector and it provides a natural complement to EuroSignCard’s core competencies.”

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For additional information contact:
Bridget Drysdale
Entegrity Solutions
Phone: +44 (0) 1344 782 950
bridget.drysdale@entegrity.com
Press contact:
Mary Brain/Catherine Eyres
Strategic Relations
Phone: +44 (0) 1494 434 434
maryb/catherinee@strategicpr.net

EuroSignCard contact:
E.J. Lorang
EuroSignCard S.A.
Phone: + 352 262 072 60
Fax: + 352 262 072 62
lorang@eurosigncard.lu


About Entegrity Solutions
Entegrity Solutions provides complete, integrated access management and application security software and services, enabling secure e-business for the Global 2000. Entegrity's security solutions include Entegrity AssureAccess, a pure JAVA solution for dynamically managing authentication, authorization, audit, and administration of security for Application Servers, Web Servers, and Web enabled applications. Entegrity also provides the Identrus Certified Entegrity TSP™ (Trust Services Platform). Entegrity Consulting and Integration Services are offered worldwide. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., the company has sales, operations and R&D facilities in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Hampshire, Sweden, and the UK. For more information visit the Entegrity Web site at www.entegrity.com

About EuroSignCard S.A.
Headquartered in Luxembourg, EuroSignCard S.A. provides security technology for electronic transactions to commercial and government organisations. EuroSignCard’s products include Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) architectures, smart cards, and cryptography techniques. EuroSignCard was formed in 1999 and recently received a cash infusion of €1,500,000 in July, 2000. The firm specialises in technology that complies with E.U. Directive 1999/93. Corporate web site: www.trusttheweb.com or www.eurosigncard.com.

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