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RosettaNet Selects Identrus to Provide Members Secure Digital Certificates.

SAN FRANCISCO -- RosettaNet Member Companies Can Now Use Identrus Digital Certificates to Implement Secure e-Business with Trading Partners

Identrus(TM), a global provider of trusted identity solutions, and RosettaNet, the technology industry's leading e-business standards consortium, announced today that RosettaNet has chosen Identrus to provide digital identity certificates to its global base of member companies. RosettaNet consortium members can now use Identrus digital identity credentials to streamline the digital certificate purchase, implementation and maintenance processes required for secure e-business transactions.

Identrus' digital certificates combined with identity authentication services create the strong level of trust required by all trading communities. The Identrus offering provides RosettaNet members with more confidence in the identification of their trading partners and the security of transactions between the two.

"RosettaNet users often struggle with the implementation of digital certificates in their e-business applications. For new users, it is not always clear what type of certificate to buy and who to purchase it from, which can result in technical delays and interoperability issues. Even experienced implementers can undergo production down-time due to expiring certificates in their trading partner network," said Paul Tearnen, vice president of Standards, RosettaNet. "Through our partnership with Identrus, RosettaNet members will now have a reliable, trusted source of digital certificates, capability to manage expirations and renewals, and technical support when needed."

"The partnership between Identrus and RosettaNet is an important one. Companies implementing RosettaNet's XML-based e-business processes are concerned about data security and the potential for fraud. Identrus' world-class authentication and security services provide the necessary protection," said Karen Wendel, CEO, Identrus. "Our partnership with RosettaNet accelerates the utilization and ubiquity of Identrus digital certificates across the world."

Digital certificates will be made available to RosettaNet Partners through the RosettaNet website at www.rosettanet.org. The website will also provide implementation guidance and certificate management services that will facilitate the renewal and partner notification processes.

About Identrus

Identrus(TM) is a global solutions company that secures interactions where identity is critical. As the only government regulated, bank-built identity company, Identrus provides a worldwide network for trusted identity credentials based on global standards. Identrus' proven solutions provide a legally and technologically interoperable environment for using identities. The Identrus platform provides the legal and technical infrastructure for financial institutions, governments and commercial entities to effectively manage the risks associated with identity authentication and enables these organizations to develop business applications and value-added services for their customers. Identrus partners with systems integrators, software developers, smart card and token providers, as well as experts on identity management, security and fraud to help organizations achieve greater application security and meet their e-business objectives. Identrus membership consists of more than 55 of the world's leading financial institutions spanning 160 countries. Additional information about the company is available at www.identrus.com.

About RosettaNet

RosettaNet is a non-profit consortium dedicated to the collaborative development and rapid deployment of open, Internet-based business standards that align processes within the global trading network. More than 500 multinational and regional companies in the information technology, electronic components, semiconductor manufacturing and telecommunications industries participate in RosettaNet's strategic standards and services development. Fortune 1000 companies worldwide have implemented RosettaNet standards, conducting B2B operations that value billions in annual revenues.

RosettaNet is one of the industry's most ambitious standards implementation efforts, reaching the Americas, Asia and Europe. To date, the consortium has established several regional affiliate organizations -- in the Americas, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan -- giving a voice to various business economies seeking to adopt and influence RosettaNet's global standards. Information on RosettaNet's worldwide activities, including a complete list of member companies and participating organizations, is available at www.rosettanet.org. RosettaNet is a subsidiary of the Uniform Code Council, Inc.(R) (UCC(R)).
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