CABLE & WIRELESS DEMONSTRATES NEW GLOBAL MANAGED PKI SOLUTION AT INFOSEC 2001 Tuesday 24 April 2001 PDF Print Users to benefit from secure remote access to corporate networks Cable & Wireless managed service to eliminate PKI implementation issues Cable & Wireless, the global communications group, today (24 April 2001) announced that it has completed a successful trial of its new Cable & Wireless PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) solution. This is one of the first global, managed PKI solutions for IP-VPNs (Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network) and is designed to give a mobile workforce fully secure access to its corporate network, via the Internet, from anywhere in the world. Cable & Wireless will be demonstrating this service at Infosec 2001 (24-26 April, National Hall Olympia, stand G230). The ability to securely transact and exchange confidential information is key for e-businesses, both now and in the future, but previous PKI offerings have been complex and costly to implement. Cable & Wireless' PKI is a truly mobile and affordable solution, which has integrated products from Baltimore Technologies, RSA Security and Nortel Networks. It will offer customers the benefits of PKI technology, whilst eliminating implementation and maintenance issues with a fully managed service. Cable & Wireless is currently implementing the PKI solution internally for its own workforce, and is in discussion with selected customers with a view to conducting product trials with them. "Implementing PKI technology to truly enable e-business is one of the most important issues facing industry today," said Paul Schwarzenberger, Product Manager, Internet Security, Cable & Wireless. "Although PKI technology has been in existence for several years, its uptake has not met market expectations. Many PKI pilots have highlighted the complexity and cost of administering and managing PKI, potential security flaws and the need for end-users to be technically proficient. Cable & Wireless has worked with leading security partners to meet the needs of corporate customers with a fully managed, highly secure, flexible and easy-to-use solution." Cable & Wireless PKI features include: · Private key and digital certificates are stored centrally on behalf of the end-user making them easy to manage and highly secure · End-users are authenticated by a PKI Token before downloading their digital certificates and private keys · Cable & Wireless PKI is a fully mobile solution allowing users to move from one PC to another · As a managed solution, 24/7 support, full resilience and back-up is provided · A secure Customer Administration Web site is available for managing local users Paul Schwarzenberger will be discussing the development of Cable & Wireless PKI, and in particular the challenges involved in integrating different vendor offerings, in an Infosec seminar on 26 April, 13.30 - 14.00, Room 1. About Cable & Wireless Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over US$14 billion in the year to 31 March 2000 and customers in 70 countries. Its operations around the world offer a full range of telecommunications services. Cable & Wireless' focus for future growth is on IP (Internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers. For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to www.cw.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.