PureEdge E-forms Solutions Receive DoD Public Key Infrastructure Interoperability Certification

PureEdge first e-forms vendor to meet US government’s stringent security and interoperability standards

Victoria, BC – April 23, 2003 – PureEdge Solutions Inc., the leader in secure, XML forms-based business process automation, today announced that its Internet Commerce software has received the US Department of Defense (DoD) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) interoperability certification following successful testing by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). With this certification, PureEdge becomes the first e-forms-based business process automation solution to offer JITC-certified PKI services for business transactions.

JITC is the DoD PKI test organization. It provides support to DoD and commercial partners to help successfully deploy a fully interoperable PKI that includes security services such as: authentication, confidentiality, non-repudiation and access control. The DoD PKI group provides products and services that enhance the security of networked information systems and facilitate digital signatures. JITC offers testing and certification services to ensure the long-term success of the DoD PKI.

“We’re delighted that PureEdge as achieved JITC certification,” said Mark Upson, President and CEO of PureEdge. “This certification reflects our leadership position on security, as we understand the paramount importance of security for governments and businesses conducting transactions on the Internet. We’ve surpassed our competition by offering the federal government a proven, PKI-compliant e-forms process automation solution.”

About PureEdge Solutions
PureEdge offers a business process automation framework that enables governments and regulated industries to better serve their customers, partners and employees. PureEdge solution is composed of products, partnerships and services that allow customers to create, manage and deploy XML forms-based processes and securely leverage existing sources and systems. PureEdge has worked with government and business organizations including the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), JPMorgan Chase and the U.S. Department of Defense to create business value through greater operational efficiency, improved productivity and reduced cycle times.

For more information visit www.PureEdge.com or call 1-888-517-2675. © 2002 PureEdge Solutions. PureEdge, the PureEdge logo and Internet Commerce System (ICS) are trademarks of PureEdge Solutions. All other names referenced are registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective trademark holders.

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