Diversinet Establishes New Program for Wireless Vendors to Deliver Secure Mobile Commerce in Hong Kong.
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New "OneWPKI" Initiative Simplifies the Challenges of
Secure Mobile Commerce
Diversinet Corp. (NASDAQ:DVNT), a leading provider of mobile commerce (m-commerce) security infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has launched a new and unique initiative that will make secure m-commerce easier for enterprises, application developers, and consumers in Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. .
The initiative, branded OneWPKI, brings together mobile operators, wireless security services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the , and wireless applications under one roof for a straightforward and cost-effective secure wireless infrastructure. The core elements linking this cooperative union of technology and service providers are Diversinet's highly efficient, mobile digital certificates and the services supporting these certificates.
Businesses looking to offer secure mobile applications and services have been faced with the problem of having to support multiple operator and security platform combinations. By attaining widespread support for Diversinet's digital certificates from mobile operators and a well-recognized public Certificate Authority, the OneWPKI initiative eliminates the need for enterprises to incorporate multiple security technologies into their applications. This will provide enterprises with significant cost savings, while reaching more customers and meeting the security expectations of those customers.
"We are pleased to see the OneWPKI model supporting the mutual authentication Mutual authentication or two-way authentication refers to two parties authenticating each other suitably. In technology terms, it refers to a client or user authenticating themselves to a server and that server authenticating itself to the user in such a way that both of users and wireless application servers, enabling a secure environment for wireless stock trading," said Mr. Roger Lee, Senior Vice President of E-Business and Information Services See Information Systems. at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (Chinese: 香港交易及結算所有限公司, also 香港交易所 or 港交所; abbreviated as HKEx; HKSE: 0388 Limited. "OneWPKI will make it easier for brokers and mobile operators to offer secure wireless stock trading services without worrying about compatibility."
Under the OneWPKI initiative, enterprise customers and consumers who require digital certificates to conduct secure mobile transactions will be able to obtain these certificates and related services through any participating mobile operator. Having mobile operators act as Registration Authorities will make registration more convenient for the end-user. Additionally, mobile operators will also benefit, as it will enable them to offer their customers secure m-commerce services, while adding new revenue streams through the introduction of new services.
"The proposed combination of recognized trust infrastructure and wireless security technologies in the OneWPKI program provides the participating enterprises with a means to address the risks associated with validating the parties involved in wireless transactions and safeguarding confidentiality," said Andrew Watkins, Partner, Global Risk Management Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong. "Ultimately, the establishment of an effective trust framework is a key enabler for the successful deployment of mobile Internet Refers to gaining access to the Internet using a lightweight, handheld device. See Mobile IP, PDA, smartphone and mobile TV. business in Hong Kong."
The OneWPKI program is already underway with several leading mobile operators and enterprises currently piloting the program. The pilot program will test the OneWPKI environment with the Hongkong Post's new Mobile e-Cert Certification Authority See CA. infrastructure (see August 16, 2001 press release: Diversinet and Hongkong Post
"Everyone's been waiting patiently for mobile commerce to really take off, but with multiple components needed, it takes a big-picture vision to bring all of the components together so that everyone will win," said Nick Darwish, Vice President of International Markets. "That is why Diversinet has spearheaded the formation of a complete wireless community to make PKI-level security widely accessible to enterprise customers."
Software Development Kits (SDK (Software Developer's Kit) See developer's toolkit and Windows SDK.
SDK - Software Developers Kit (or "Software Development Kit"). ) for trial of the OneWPKI program are available from Diversinet. For more details, please visit: http://www.diversinet.com/partners/onewpki/trial.shtml.
Diversinet has formed OneWPKI, a unique wireless Public-Key Infrastructure program, to help simplify the challenges of Registration Authority and secure mobile commerce application implementation in the Hong Kong wireless market. The objective of the OneWPKI program is to bring Operators and Enterprises together to ease the road to secure wireless deployment and make advanced wireless security easy for both the enterprise and the end-user.
For more information on how to become a member of OneWPKI, please visit: http://www.diversinet.com/partners/onewpki/onewpki.shtml.
About Diversinet Corp.
Diversinet is enabling mobile e-commerce (m-commerce) services with its wireless security infrastructure solutions. The company has been confirmed by the Yankee Group (the Yankee Group, Boston, MA, www.yankeegroup.com) A major market research, analysis and consulting firm founded in 1970 by Howard Anderson. It provides general consulting and strategic planning in the computer and communications field. (reference; The Yankee Group Report: Wireless/Mobile Technologies, Vol. 1, No. 7, September 2000, by Emily Williams
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