public key infrastructure


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public key infrastructure

An enterprise-wide service (i.e. data integrity, user identification and authentication, user non-repudiation, data confidentiality, encryption, and digital signature) that supports digital signatures and other public key-based security mechanisms for Department of Defense functional enterprise programs, including generation, production, distribution, control, and accounting of public key certificates. A public key infrastructure provides the means to bind public keys to their owners and helps in the distribution of reliable public keys in large heterogeneous networks. Public keys are bound to their owners by public key certificates. These certificates contain information such as the owner's name and the associated public key and are issued by a reliable certification authority. Also called PKI.
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CertiPath enables secure trusted identity assurance between organizations, partners and customers through the first commercially managed public key infrastructure (PKI)-based bridging mechanism.
CertiPath, LLC - a joint venture between ARINC, Exostar and SITA SC - enables secure trusted identity assurance between organizations, partners and customers through the first commercially managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)-based bridging mechanism.
The partnership agreement combines ORC's federal government authorized External Certificate Authority (ECA) and Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES) capabilities with Wave's EMBASSY(R) Trust Suite technology for use with federal compliant public key infrastructures.
Veridicom International offers a suite of identity management products, including hardware and software that utilize public key infrastructure (PKI), secure token-based technology, and fingerprint biometrics to authenticate and manage personal identities for a wide variety of applications and transactions.
Common Access Cards (CACs) work as identification cards for members of the military and DoD contractors and serve as the authentication token for DoD's computerized public key infrastructure.
Members of the OASIS international standards consortium have published an Action Plan aimed at breaking down barriers to widespread adoption of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology.
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