Customs choses PKI provider

Australian Customs Service has let a $2 million contract for the provision of public key infrastructure (PKI) and services for its online import and export service.

Electronic security provider SecureNet will provide the Customs' online import and export system, called the Cargo Management Re-engineering project (CMR), will modernise the handling of products coming in and out of Australia. The system is intended to conform to new government legislation to be introduced in 2004.

ASX listed SecureNet had been initially involved in the CMR project providing the perimeter e-security solutions such as firewalls, gateways and virus protection.

In addition, through its recent acquisition of Baltimore Technologies, SecureNet will also use Baltimore's PKI technology to provide infrastructure security to provide the framework to generate, store and manage digital certificates and signatures, as well as the associated PKI policies and procedures for cryptography.

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