eCertain Featured in Tonight's Venture Watch Television Series on K-EYE TV (CBS Austin) News at Ten

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Venture Watch

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture Watch, the television news
 series profiling emerging technology ventures in Austin, tonight will feature
 a profile of eCertain, a company bringing accountability to the Internet
 through "Digital Certainty", a highly secure, independently audited process
 for transmitting files online.
     "In the physical world, we take for granted that documents and information
 such as medical records to contracts to mortgages can be transmitted safely
 and confidentially through a number of physical means," said Rene Michaels,
 Producer of the Venture Watch series at The Capital Network, "But what happens
 when that same business is conducted electronically over the Internet?, where
 the familiar elements of trust and certainty disappear?  Not only can digital
 packages be 'opened' without a trace, but it's also impossible to tell if
 they've been changed or tampered with in transit."
     As an independent third party, eCertain provides a complete solution for
 exchanging information online securely.  eCertain's carefully audited
 authentication process ensures that parties to an electronic contract can be
 positively identified, and that digitally signed documents can be tracked and
 verified at every step of transmission.  eCertain brings real-world certainty
 to online business.  eCertain realizes the importance of both technology and
 process in bringing Digital Certainty to the Internet.  Digital Certainty is
 composed of four elements.
 
     -- Accountability -- eCertain stands outside each transaction as an
        independent, audited third party, providing reliable information that
        can stand up in court.
     -- Identity -- when a person registers with eCertain, they crosscheck the
        identifying information that was provided, ensuring that there can be
        no forgeries or imposters.
     -- Integrity -- Digital Certainty ensures that the file downloaded by the
        recipient will be exactly the same as the one that was uploaded by the
        sender.
     -- Confidentiality -- eCertain's encryption process ensures that
        transmitted files will not be read or decrypted until the intended
        recipient downloads them.
 
     Prior to its launch, eCertain's Digital Certainty technology was
 rigorously tested at The Microsoft Technology Center Austin (MTC).  "Microsoft
 is a true partner.  As we rolled out eCertain's Digital Certainty service, it
 was essential to remain focused on performance, scalability and the user
 experience," said Neil Iscoe, Founder & CEO, eCertain.  "The MTC's 'can do'
 attitude and their talented staff greatly contributed to our development of
 technology that would provide the confidentiality, integrity and
 accountability that our customers demand."
     Look for the eCertain story in tonight's Venture Watch news profile airing
 on K-EYE TV (CBS Austin) News at Ten, or in the K-EYE Early News at 6 am on
 Tuesday morning.  After airing, the video profile will be available for
 viewing online along with additional detailed information on the Venture Watch
 website http://venturewatchonline.com.
 
     About Venture Watch
     Venture Watch is a television news series independently produced by Rene
 Michaels of The Capital Network.  Venture Watch is underwritten by Texas
 companies who take a sincere approach to helping entrepreneurs and contribute
 to entrepreneurial growth in the technology Industry in Austin.  Through
 Venture Watch, underwriters support their clients or portfolio companies and
 raise the awareness of their products or services.  Venture Watch is designed
 to provide entrepreneurs Information, Education and Inspiration.  It will
 introduce entrepreneurs & emerging technology companies to other
 Entrepreneurs, Service Providers and Funding Sources, the Industry Players and
 Dealmakers throughout the State who take an active roll in grooming
 entrepreneurs and their emerging technology-business ventures.  For more
 information, contact Rene Michaels at info@venturewatchonline.com.
 
     About eCertain
     eCertain provides a highly secure, independently audited process for
 online transmission of sensitive files.  More than just encryption, eCertain's
 Digital Certainty service brings accountability to the Internet, ensuring the
 identity of every user, the integrity of every file, and the confidentiality
 of every transaction.  For more information, visit www.ecertain.com.
 
     About Microsoft
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in
 software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business
 computing.  The company offers a wide range of products and services designed
 to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any
 device.
     For additional information about the Austin Microsoft Technology Center,
 please contact Bob Laskey at rlaskey@microsoft.com or 512/795-5354.
 
      CONTACT:
      Rene Michaels,
      The Capital Network, C/O Venture Watch
      http://venturewatchonline.com
      rene@thecapitalnetwork.com
      Phone 512-305-0846
      Fax 512-305-0836
 
 

SOURCE Venture Watch
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture Watch, the television news
 series profiling emerging technology ventures in Austin, tonight will feature
 a profile of eCertain, a company bringing accountability to the Internet
 through "Digital Certainty", a highly secure, independently audited process
 for transmitting files online.
     "In the physical world, we take for granted that documents and information
 such as medical records to contracts to mortgages can be transmitted safely
 and confidentially through a number of physical means," said Rene Michaels,
 Producer of the Venture Watch series at The Capital Network, "But what happens
 when that same business is conducted electronically over the Internet?, where
 the familiar elements of trust and certainty disappear?  Not only can digital
 packages be 'opened' without a trace, but it's also impossible to tell if
 they've been changed or tampered with in transit."
     As an independent third party, eCertain provides a complete solution for
 exchanging information online securely.  eCertain's carefully audited
 authentication process ensures that parties to an electronic contract can be
 positively identified, and that digitally signed documents can be tracked and
 verified at every step of transmission.  eCertain brings real-world certainty
 to online business.  eCertain realizes the importance of both technology and
 process in bringing Digital Certainty to the Internet.  Digital Certainty is
 composed of four elements.
 
     -- Accountability -- eCertain stands outside each transaction as an
        independent, audited third party, providing reliable information that
        can stand up in court.
     -- Identity -- when a person registers with eCertain, they crosscheck the
        identifying information that was provided, ensuring that there can be
        no forgeries or imposters.
     -- Integrity -- Digital Certainty ensures that the file downloaded by the
        recipient will be exactly the same as the one that was uploaded by the
        sender.
     -- Confidentiality -- eCertain's encryption process ensures that
        transmitted files will not be read or decrypted until the intended
        recipient downloads them.
 
     Prior to its launch, eCertain's Digital Certainty technology was
 rigorously tested at The Microsoft Technology Center Austin (MTC).  "Microsoft
 is a true partner.  As we rolled out eCertain's Digital Certainty service, it
 was essential to remain focused on performance, scalability and the user
 experience," said Neil Iscoe, Founder & CEO, eCertain.  "The MTC's 'can do'
 attitude and their talented staff greatly contributed to our development of
 technology that would provide the confidentiality, integrity and
 accountability that our customers demand."
     Look for the eCertain story in tonight's Venture Watch news profile airing
 on K-EYE TV (CBS Austin) News at Ten, or in the K-EYE Early News at 6 am on
 Tuesday morning.  After airing, the video profile will be available for
 viewing online along with additional detailed information on the Venture Watch
 website http://venturewatchonline.com.
 
     About Venture Watch
     Venture Watch is a television news series independently produced by Rene
 Michaels of The Capital Network.  Venture Watch is underwritten by Texas
 companies who take a sincere approach to helping entrepreneurs and contribute
 to entrepreneurial growth in the technology Industry in Austin.  Through
 Venture Watch, underwriters support their clients or portfolio companies and
 raise the awareness of their products or services.  Venture Watch is designed
 to provide entrepreneurs Information, Education and Inspiration.  It will
 introduce entrepreneurs & emerging technology companies to other
 Entrepreneurs, Service Providers and Funding Sources, the Industry Players and
 Dealmakers throughout the State who take an active roll in grooming
 entrepreneurs and their emerging technology-business ventures.  For more
 information, contact Rene Michaels at info@venturewatchonline.com.
 
     About eCertain
     eCertain provides a highly secure, independently audited process for
 online transmission of sensitive files.  More than just encryption, eCertain's
 Digital Certainty service brings accountability to the Internet, ensuring the
 identity of every user, the integrity of every file, and the confidentiality
 of every transaction.  For more information, visit www.ecertain.com.
 
     About Microsoft
     Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the worldwide leader in
 software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business
 computing.  The company offers a wide range of products and services designed
 to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any
 device.
     For additional information about the Austin Microsoft Technology Center,
 please contact Bob Laskey at rlaskey@microsoft.com or 512/795-5354.
 
      CONTACT:
      Rene Michaels,
      The Capital Network, C/O Venture Watch
      http://venturewatchonline.com
      rene@thecapitalnetwork.com
      Phone 512-305-0846
      Fax 512-305-0836
 
 SOURCE  Venture Watch