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Baltimore & KPMG TTP Services in partnership to deliver
PKI, E-Commerce & Enterprise security

RSA Data Security Conference, San Jose, CA, January 19, 1999 :- Baltimore,
global specialists in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems and
information security solutions, today announced a strategic agreement with
KPMG Trusted Third Party (TTP) Services to promote and deliver information
security solutions for clients in the growing electronic commerce market
place. Under this agreement, KPMG consultants will assist clients in
preparing for, and implementing Baltimore's range of e-commerce security
products and services, thereby providing an enhanced solution for all

KPMG TTP Services will combine its strategic project management skills,
industry and technical knowledge of the TTP environment with Baltimore's
comprehensive Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology for e-commerce and
enterprise security.

"Baltimore is recognised as a leader in the provision of PKI systems which
has become the backbone of secure electronic commerce and enterprise
security. Our agreement enables us to offer our European clients innovative
and uniquely tailored solutions to help maximise the capabilities of their
business in the rapidly growing e-commerce environment," said Andre
Biesheuvel, Partner KPMG TTP Services.

KPMG TTP consultants are dedicated to assisting clients prepare for and
build business solutions in tailored to exploiting the enormous potential of

The successful deployment of a PKI system does not solely rely on the best
technology - it requires experienced project management and expert
technical knowledge. We welcome KPMG TTP Services to the Baltimore Trusted
World Partner Program and we look forward to working closely together in a
wide range of projects," said Matthew Bowcock, Executive Director of
Marketing at Baltimore.
Market analysts, Intelliquest are predicting the market for internet
e-commerce to grow exponentially to $1200 billion by 2002 and this agreement
puts Baltimore and KPMG TTP Services in a very strong position to meet the
expected market demands.

PKI systems use cryptographic technology to produce digital signatures and
ensure that confidentiality and authentication of information sent over the
Internet. A Certification Authority issues a digital certificate (or
electronic ID) which binds the user to their public key (a mathematical
algorithm which scrambles electronic information when applied in order to
keep it confidential) and the end result becomes the user's digital

Because Baltimore's range of PKI products is highly scalable KPMG
consultants will be able to provide high quality business packages supported
by strong and reliable public key security solutions throughout
organisations of all sizes.

These packages could include:-
* TTP workshops; (For more information visit
* PKI consultancy packages relevant to business - e.g. Certificate Policies
(CP) and Certification Practice Statements (CPS).
* Development of e-commerce packages for specific market sectors (including
banking, government and defence) integrating Baltimore's PKI products with
KMG TTP Services business solutions.
* Cross-Certification services.

About KPMG TTP Services

KPMG TTP Services is part of the global KPMG organisation, which is one of
the largest professional services firms in the world, offering services in
the field of accountacy, auditing, taxation, management consulting and
corporate finance. KPMG employs some 85,000 people operating in 155

KPMG TTP Services is located at the International Headquarters of KPMG in
Amsterdam and operates world-wide using the strong relationships with other
KPMG competence centers.

The KPMG TTP Services group of multidisciplinary consultants is able to
implement end-to-end Secure Electronic Commerce solutions using state of the
art products and technologies, such as Baltimore's PKI products.

For more information please contact:
Andre Biesheuvel
Partner KPMG TTP Services
Burgemeester Rijnderslaan 20
P.O. Box 74555
1070 DC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 20 656 8383
Fax: +31 (0) 20 656 8388

About Baltimore

Baltimore develops and markets security products and services for a wide
range of e-commerce and enterprise applications. Its products include Public
Key Infrastructure (PKI) systems, cryptographic toolkits, security
applications and hardware cryptographic devices.

Baltimore Certificate Authority systems feature a modular, scalable,
policy-driven architecture to issue and manage digital certificates for a
wide range of applications including email, browsers and virtual private
networks. Baltimore PKI-Plus is a developer toolkit to PKI-enable legacy and
new applications by providing support for a wide range of cryptographic,
directory, smartcard and CA systems. Baltimore's PKI products are available
both directly and via global Trusted World partners. All products are
supported by professional services comprising of system integration and

Baltimore was formed by the merger in January 1999 of Zergo Holdings plc and
Baltimore Technologies Ltd. It has customers in over forty countries
world-wide including some of the world's leading financial, e-commerce,
telecommunication companies and government agencies.

Baltimore is the operating name of Zergo Holdings plc, a public company
quoted on the London Stock Exchange (ZGO). Intel Corporation is a minority
shareholder in the company. Baltimore operates from 10 cities world-wide
with main offices in London, Dublin, Plano (Texas) and Sydney.

Baltimore made e-commerce history in 1998 when President Clinton and
Ireland's Prime Minister Ahern digitally signed an inter-governmental
communique using security technology provided by Baltimore.

For press information and press releases on Baltimore Technologies visit:

Press Contacts:-
Carol Clavin
Baltimore (Ireland)

Frances Tindall
Text 100 (UK)
+44 181 242 4246

Aysen Yilmaz
Text 100 (USA)
(415) 836 5990

Mike Howorth
Howorth Comms (Australia)
+ 61 2 9948 7443

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