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SafeGuard® Transaction Client Increases Reliability of Online Business


Utimaco Safeware has today announced the availability of SafeGuard® Transaction Client 3.0 to UK businesses. By implementing this advanced security software alongside their standard web browser, companies can reduce the liability and financial risks associated with online business transactions.

With SafeGuard® Transaction Client online business environments such as intranets, extranets, B2B portals and e-government, can benefit from the advantages of secure digital signature technology. Driven by the EU Directive for Electronic Signatures, a fast growing number of these e-business environments now rely on certificate-based security to ensure the authenticity, integrity and non-repudiation of their transactions.

Online transactions have brought about significant cost reductions for day-to-day business processes, compared with paper based-transactions. They virtually eliminate the delays inherent within the paper-based business model, as well as reducing human intervention to a minimum, resulting in dramatically lower error rates. On top of these benefits SafeGuard® Transaction Client is now able to make online transactions more reliable than their paper equivalents, thereby substantially reducing liability and financial risk.

SafeGuard® Transaction Client is an advanced browser plug-in for digitally signing web-based transactions that integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Communicator and Opera. It incorporates a Java API to enable the configuration of customised applets with easy access to sophisticated features like smart cards and WYSIWYS (What You See Is What You Sign).

Utimaco’s Transaction Client can sign any web-based content or transaction, thereby introducing the benefits of digital signatures and non-repudiation to standard web applications across the board. As it is based on Utimaco’s field proven Sign&Crypt digital signature and encryption technology, customers are guaranteed a trustworthy and reliable security solution.

SafeGuard® Transaction Client is available to UK enterprises directly from Utimaco, with pricing upon request.


About Utimaco

Utimaco Safeware AG is the leading European manufacturer of professional and certified ICT Security solutions. Utimaco Safeware develops and sells integrated security solutions based on established standards for Mobile/Desktop Security and for Internet Security. Utimaco Safeware’s "Digital Transaction Security" Competence Centre (DTS) builds on the e-business and crypto middleware expertise that has been gained since 1992. Utimaco's PKI has evolved from supporting Utimaco's PKI-enabled Applications ("PKA") into a full blown, open PKI product in its own right. Utimaco Safeware DTS serves customers in government, banking and industry worldwide.

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