DigiCerf Selects VeriSign To Power Digital Certificate Products

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 12, 2001–DigiCerf Inc., an online provider of consumer security products, today announced that it has selected VeriSign Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSN) to provide authentication and managed digital certificate services to power secure communications products.

With VeriSign, DigiCerf plans to issue digital certificates to consumers to enable them to take advantage of the speed and efficiency of conducting secure online communications and transactions. DigiCerf will also use VeriSign’s authentication services to establish the identity and authority of consumers requesting digital certificates.

Gary Brooks, president and co-founder of DigiCerf, said, “Digital certificates provide peace of mind to consumers by giving them the ability to send and receive secure e-mail communications over the Internet. VeriSign has assisted us to provide a scalable solution that gives us control over the issuance and management of certificates for our customers.”

“The appearance of new online applications in banking, health care and other industries that rely on digital certificates is making consumers more aware than ever of their use,” said Anil Pereira, senior vice president and group general manager of VeriSign’s enterprise and service provider division.

“With this new offering, DigiCerf is playing an important role in educating consumers and making digital certificates available for specific uses.”

VeriSign’s authentication services will enable DigiCerf to quickly establish the identity of consumers who apply for digital certificates. Using manual and automated verification techniques, the service relies on the VeriSign proven infrastructure to bind the identities of buyers, suppliers, and customers to a digital certificate. For more information about digital certificates go to, http://www.digicerf.com.

About DigiCerf

DigiCerf was founded to provide electronic security products, namely digital certificates to consumers and businesses that need trusted and secure electronic commerce and communications over the Internet. A digital certificate functions as an electronic credential that identifies the certificate owner and establishes the certificate owner’s authority to engage in a given transaction.

By performing these functions, a digital certificate creates a framework for trusted interaction on the Internet. With headquarters in Aliso Viejo, additional information about DigiCerf can be found through its Web site, http://www.digicerf.com.

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