Date: 15th December 2000
Hongkong Post, Entrust and Infomaster Join Hands to Introduce Mobile Certification Services
Memorandum of Understanding Enables Hongkong Post to Offer Businesses and Individuals the Ability to Conduct e-Business Transactions Via Wireless Devices
Hong Kong and Plano, December 15, 2000 -
At a press conference today (15 December), Hongkong Post, Entrust Technologies Inc (Nasdaq: ENTU) and Infomaster Holdings Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of mobile certification services to the people of Hong Kong.
Under the terms of the MOU, Hongkong Post, being the only recognised Certification Authority (CA) in Hong Kong, will provide a defined set of PKI-based service offerings to banks, carriers and other businesses who need to issue WAP server certificates and client-side certificates to mobile phones. Infomaster is to provide system integration, customization, development and consultation services to organizations connecting to Hongkong Post CA.
"Hongkong Post is committed to providing the most secure products for all its wireless customers and our relationship with Entrust allows us to achieve that goal," said Mr. P.C. LUK, Postmaster General, Hongkong Post. "As a global leader in security infrastructure solutions, Entrust has the expertise to help us meet our customers' Web and wireless needs. And with their local business and technical expertise, Infomaster can provide strong support to Hongkong Post for the implementation of the mobile certification services," added Mr. LUK.
The mobile certification services offered by Hongkong Post will enable individuals and businesses to conduct secure mobile transactions such as online payments via mobile phones through a combination of authenticated logon, digital signatures, profile management and digital notarization.
"Hongkong Post is recognized as an outstanding service organization that continually strives to enhance and improve its service offerings. We are pleased that Hongkong Post has chosen our state-of-the-art mobile security infrastructure solution to meet the wireless needs of the people of Hong Kong," said Mr. John RYAN, President and CEO, Entrust Technologies Inc.
"Entrust Technologies' world-renowned security infrastructure solutions are an integral part of our product and service portfolio," said Mr. Albert WAN, Managing Director, Infomaster Holdings. "We are pleased to partner with Entrust to offer their solutions and our professional services to our customers to increase the use of Web and wireless devices for conducting e-business transactions in Hong Kong," added Mr. WAN.
Hongkong Post provides CA services throughout all segments of the Hong Kong public and private sectors. In addition to expanding its e-Cert services, Hongkong Post is also seeking to provide additional certificate types to address unique commercial and organizational needs of institutions such as banks and mobile operators.
Working with Entrust Technologies and Infomaster Holdings Limited, Hongkong Post will implement the industry-leading PKI infrastructure for trusted mobile commerce.