Plano, Texas, 26 February, 1999: Baltimore, the operating name of Zergo
Holdings plc (London: ZGO), a global leader in e-commerce and enterprise
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions, today announced it will offer
Netscape Directory Server as part of its UniCERT Public Key Infrastructure
(PKI) solution for E-Commerce security.
In addition, Netscape is participating in Baltimore's PKI World Program, a
technology alliance that offers a broad range of interoperable PKI system
components. This partnership enables customers to choose the best PKI
components with the assurance of compatibility with their enterprise or
"The PKI World program is an exciting initiative bringing together leading
vendors of PKI related technology. Interoperability is crucial to the
deployment of PKI systems," said David Weiden, Vice President of Directory
Server and Security Products, Netscape. "Netscape will continue to foster
relationships with Baltimore and other PKI providers so we can deliver
integrated directory and security solutions."
"Netscape is recognized as a pioneer in directory and Internet security
technologies and systems. We are pleased to announce that UniCERT works
with a range of Netscape systems. Our commitment to open standards ensures
that customers have the widest range of choices for their individual
security needs," commented Tom Larson, head of American Operations at
Baltimore's award winning UniCERT is the company's flagship product and one
of the leading Certificate Authority (CA) systems worldwide. UniCERT
publishes digital certificates, including Netscape extensions, to the
Netscape Directory Server. It is a modular system offering flexible,
scalable deployment for both public and private CAs. Its modular design
allows for distributed operation for a wide variety of systems including
secure electronic transactions, secure email, secure web and virtual private
networks. UniCERT also includes a unique policy enforcement system enabling
security policies to be enforced at registration and at application level.
About PKI World
Baltimore's PKI World program is designed to bring together companies who
offer components of PKI solutions based on open industry standards.
Baltimore is at the forefront in promoting PKI as the best security
infrastructure for enterprise and e-commerce. This program provides a
framework for compatibility and interoperability with PKI technology. The
PKI World program does not have any special client or proprietary API
requirement to form part of PKI solutions. Baltimore is working with
partners to facilitate ease of deployment and low cost of ownership of PKI
technology to promote its widespread adoption by the market.
Netscape Communications Corporation is a leading provider of software and
services for businesses that want to transform the way they create and keep
customers in the emerging Net Economy. The company offers a full line of
enterprise software solutions, professional services, and a leading Internet
portal to help companies build, buy, or outsource Internet applications that
drive revenue growth, build customer loyalty, and create new levels of
business efficiency. Traded on NASDAQ under the symbol NSCP, Netscape
Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.
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
worldwide 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 worldwide 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.
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