Baltimore announces wireless trust solution

E-security solutions provider Baltimore Technologies in partnership with a number of mobile vendors has launched a wireless trust solution designed to enable the full implementation of mobile e-business and e-commerce networks.

Based on Baltimore's Telepathy wireless e-security framework, Telepathy QuickStart combines standards-based wireless public key infrastructure (WPKI), handsets and smartcard technologies in an integrated package.

According to a Datamonitor report, the global WPKI market is forecast to account for more than 40 per cent of the total $US3.6 billion PKI market by 2006.

The solution, which is built on Baltimore's UniCert PKI system, uses a range of advanced mobile commerce technologies, including phones from Ericsson and Siemens and smartcards from Gemplus, Giesecke & Devrient, Oberthur Card Systems and SchlumbergerSema.

The company said the solution will reduce the deployment complexity and timeframe for enterprise customers, financial institutions and mobile operators.

The offering, which is available for trial deployment, lets customers deploy the WPKI solution for a period of 120 days for up to 100 users, with migration to a full commercial rollout upon completion. Customers can choose from two deployment options, hosting at a Baltimore Centre of Excellence or in-house hosting.

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