FREECOM BUNDLES SSL WEB SERVER CERTIFICATES FROM VIACODE Monday 13 November 2000 PDF Print Web e-business specialist freecom.net, already hosting Web sites for over 5,000 UK SMEs, is strengthening its offering by bundling SSL Web server certificates from ViaCode, the Royal Mail digital security subsidiary. The move will give freecom.net customers the protection and assurance of the UK's strongest trust brand, coupled with class-leading security technology, says freecom.net technical director Robert Smith. "ViaCode Web server certificates are the first to support automatic on-line revocation checking, giving more protection to our on-line merchants and their customers. But what also matters is how Web server certificates are issued and managed. Nobody does that better than ViaCode." Automatically trusted by browsers including Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, Web server certificates from ViaCode are applied for on-line and are issued only after the industry's most thorough authentication processes. Normally issued within three days, they can be valid for one or two years and feature semi-automated renewal for lower administration costs. With direct UK support during business hours, sites can display the ViaCode Trust Seal which, when clicked once, shows visitors the status of the certificate. Backed by Royal Mail with its 350-year track record of trusted service, ViaCode also offers the UK's strongest fully-managed personal certificates. Costing from £100 per user per year, ViaCode personal certificates are bundled with client software that allows them to be used to authenticate, encrypt and digitally sign a wide range of third-party and custom software applications including e-mail. Web server certificates are delivered by ViaCode in partnership with global certification authority Entrust.net. freecom.net provides a comprehensive range of Internet solutions to the SME market. The freecom.net range of services includes domain name registration, website design and hosting, technical support, e-marketing services and full e-commerce capability. With over 5000 customers, freecom.net is one of the UK's largest business Internet providers. ViaCode operates the world's most proven and most widely-used enterprise public key infrastructure (PKI) to issue and digital certificates for employees of companies and organisations in public and private sectors, as well as individual consumers. The ViaCode service delivers the benefits of PKI-based secure and trustworthy e-commerce, but avoids the cost and skills overheads, and the technological risk, that self-ownership and operation of a PKI can bring. Further editorial information: freecom.net - Christine Doyle - 01384 852000 ViaCode - Alison Ingleby - 0207 847 3391 Sage Partnership - Kevin Fiske - 0118 9344007 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of The Sage Partnership in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.