nCipher Announces Development Partners Building Secure Applications with CodeSafe(TM) Developer Kit

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from nCipher

    RSA SECURITY CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 nCipher(TM) plc., (LSE: NCH), a leading developer of Internet security
 products for e-commerce and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) applications,
 today announced some of its initial development partners creating innovative
 applications based on the new CodeSafe(TM) Developer Kit, which includes
 nCipher's unique Secure Execution Engine(TM) (SEE) technology. The list of
 partners includes; ActivCard, AET, Cryptomathic, NTRU, Securify, TimeCertain
 and Ubizen, each of whom now have the ability to create a trusted processing
 environment for their security-sensitive applications. With CodeSafe,
 application developers are able to easily and effectively secure e-business
 applications, using open standard Java(TM) development environment. [See
 product announcement released today.]
 
     What nCipher Partners are saying:
 
     ActivCard
     "We are very enthusiastic about using CodeSafe to provide a high assurance
 solution for the remote issuance and personalization of Java Cards over the
 Internet for our customers," said Douglas Kernan, senior executive vice
 president of strategic planning at ActivCard. "The flexibility and security
 features of nCipher's SEE technology will enable us to rapidly implement
 custom application logic to execute the nCipher hardware security module, and
 provide authenticated download of private user credentials in an automated
 manner."
 
     AET
     "Using nCipher's SEE technology together with its tamper-resistant
 hardware environment AET Europe BV have developed an application to deploy
 smartcards and USB tokens for its customer, Bluex BV, within a highly-secure
 and flexible PKI environment. With SEE as the basis for the creation and
 deployment process we can make certain our underlying code is tamper-free and
 produces a trusted, non-repudiable audit trail," said Reinoud Weijman of AET.
 "This is just the beginning of our use of SEE and we are currently considering
 other applications to improve the overall level of security we can offer our
 customers."
 
     Cryptomathic
     "nCipher and Cryptomathic have established a partnership to deliver SEE-
 based secure applications," said Peter Landrock, executive chairman of the
 board at Cryptomathic. "Cryptomathic will provide specialist consultancy as
 well as a high-level API to ease development and integration to provide
 tailored end-to-end solutions. SEE technology provides a unique solution for
 an increasing number of e-security issues and we are delighted to be working
 with nCipher in the early delivery of SEE solutions."
 
     NTRU
     "The integration of NTRU into nCipher secure hardware and SEE technology
 will enable far greater performance in wireless security and content
 protection applications," said Scott Crenshaw, CEO of NTRU. "The combination
 of nCipher's high performance server side technology with our high-speed, low-
 footprint security which is ideally suited for consumer devices, enables
 stronger security, flexibility and performance for e-commerce applications."
 
     Securify
     "When we looked to assemble the components of the smart Visa Technology
 Platform, we realized the solution would be stronger with nCipher's HSM," said
 Charles Walton, senior vice president, Access Management Services for
 Securify. "nCipher has established a tremendous reputation for their highly
 secure and flexible approach to key management," Walton continues. "CodeSafe
 and the SEE technology are logical extensions to nCipher's existing product
 line, now enabling the application itself to be secured."
 
     TimeCertain
     "Trusted time-stamping is a critical infrastructure component that
 provides non-repudiation and true audit capability for all digital data,
 including Internet based e-business transactions.  TimeCertain is excited to
 be partnering with nCipher and utilizing its innovative SEE technology and
 CodeSafe Developer Kit in the development of our TimeStamp Server," said
 Steven Teppler, CEO of TimeCertain, LLC. "This technology adds the critical
 layer of security necessary to provide a time-stamping and digital audit
 capability with a very high level of non-repudiation."
 
     Ubizen
     "nCipher's SEE technology is well-suited to secure the local startup of
 remote code in a B2B environment by locking away and automating critical
 security code on hardware," said Carlo Schupp, executive vice president of
 Ubizen. "This would allow Ubizen to strengthen its MultiSecure product suite
 by closing the trust cycle of application security."
 
     About CodeSafe and SEE (see related release issued today)
     nCipher's CodeSafe(TM) Developer Kit enables application developers to
 easily and effectively secure e-business applications in Java(TM), utilizing
 nCipher's unique Secure Execution Engine(TM) (SEE) technology.  CodeSafe
 allows developers to write industry-standard Java programs that are securely
 loaded and executed on an nShield hardware security module (HSM), moving
 sensitive application processing inside the security perimeter of a trusted
 hardware device. Management facilities enable fine-grained access control and
 authorization for the use of security critical resources that are protected on
 the device, such as private keys, non-volatile user memory and hardware-
 secured time.
 
     About nCipher
     nCipher is a leading developer of Internet security products specifically
 designed for e-commerce and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) applications.
 nCipher's products, which incorporate both hardware and software, help its
 customers to solve problems of information security, systems scalability and
 processing speed in e-commerce and PKI applications. In addition, nCipher also
 offers technical support and professional services. nCipher's products are
 particularly well suited to e-business users with high volumes of security-
 sensitive transactions, such as banking and financial institutions, e-
 retailers and service providers (ISP/ASPs) and Government agencies
     nCipher is listed on the London Stock Exchange as a TechMARK 100 company
 (LSE:NCH). With offices in Cambridge, UK; Boston, New York and San Francisco,
 USA; Dublin, Ireland; Paris, France; and Hamburg, Germany, nCipher serves
 customers and partners around the world. For more information on nCipher visit
 our website at www.ncipher.com.
     SEE, SafeBuilder, CodeSafe and nCipher are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of nCipher Corporation Ltd. in the United Kingdom and other
 countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
     Contact:
     Claire Collins
     nCipher, plc.
     (781) 994-4000
     ccollins@us.ncipher.com
 
     Leanne Agurkis
     Blanc and Otus Public Relations
     (617) 451-6070
     lagurkis@blancandotus.com
 
 

SOURCE nCipher
    RSA SECURITY CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 nCipher(TM) plc., (LSE: NCH), a leading developer of Internet security
 products for e-commerce and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) applications,
 today announced some of its initial development partners creating innovative
 applications based on the new CodeSafe(TM) Developer Kit, which includes
 nCipher's unique Secure Execution Engine(TM) (SEE) technology. The list of
 partners includes; ActivCard, AET, Cryptomathic, NTRU, Securify, TimeCertain
 and Ubizen, each of whom now have the ability to create a trusted processing
 environment for their security-sensitive applications. With CodeSafe,
 application developers are able to easily and effectively secure e-business
 applications, using open standard Java(TM) development environment. [See
 product announcement released today.]
 
     What nCipher Partners are saying:
 
     ActivCard
     "We are very enthusiastic about using CodeSafe to provide a high assurance
 solution for the remote issuance and personalization of Java Cards over the
 Internet for our customers," said Douglas Kernan, senior executive vice
 president of strategic planning at ActivCard. "The flexibility and security
 features of nCipher's SEE technology will enable us to rapidly implement
 custom application logic to execute the nCipher hardware security module, and
 provide authenticated download of private user credentials in an automated
 manner."
 
     AET
     "Using nCipher's SEE technology together with its tamper-resistant
 hardware environment AET Europe BV have developed an application to deploy
 smartcards and USB tokens for its customer, Bluex BV, within a highly-secure
 and flexible PKI environment. With SEE as the basis for the creation and
 deployment process we can make certain our underlying code is tamper-free and
 produces a trusted, non-repudiable audit trail," said Reinoud Weijman of AET.
 "This is just the beginning of our use of SEE and we are currently considering
 other applications to improve the overall level of security we can offer our
 customers."
 
     Cryptomathic
     "nCipher and Cryptomathic have established a partnership to deliver SEE-
 based secure applications," said Peter Landrock, executive chairman of the
 board at Cryptomathic. "Cryptomathic will provide specialist consultancy as
 well as a high-level API to ease development and integration to provide
 tailored end-to-end solutions. SEE technology provides a unique solution for
 an increasing number of e-security issues and we are delighted to be working
 with nCipher in the early delivery of SEE solutions."
 
     NTRU
     "The integration of NTRU into nCipher secure hardware and SEE technology
 will enable far greater performance in wireless security and content
 protection applications," said Scott Crenshaw, CEO of NTRU. "The combination
 of nCipher's high performance server side technology with our high-speed, low-
 footprint security which is ideally suited for consumer devices, enables
 stronger security, flexibility and performance for e-commerce applications."
 
     Securify
     "When we looked to assemble the components of the smart Visa Technology
 Platform, we realized the solution would be stronger with nCipher's HSM," said
 Charles Walton, senior vice president, Access Management Services for
 Securify. "nCipher has established a tremendous reputation for their highly
 secure and flexible approach to key management," Walton continues. "CodeSafe
 and the SEE technology are logical extensions to nCipher's existing product
 line, now enabling the application itself to be secured."
 
     TimeCertain
     "Trusted time-stamping is a critical infrastructure component that
 provides non-repudiation and true audit capability for all digital data,
 including Internet based e-business transactions.  TimeCertain is excited to
 be partnering with nCipher and utilizing its innovative SEE technology and
 CodeSafe Developer Kit in the development of our TimeStamp Server," said
 Steven Teppler, CEO of TimeCertain, LLC. "This technology adds the critical
 layer of security necessary to provide a time-stamping and digital audit
 capability with a very high level of non-repudiation."
 
     Ubizen
     "nCipher's SEE technology is well-suited to secure the local startup of
 remote code in a B2B environment by locking away and automating critical
 security code on hardware," said Carlo Schupp, executive vice president of
 Ubizen. "This would allow Ubizen to strengthen its MultiSecure product suite
 by closing the trust cycle of application security."
 
     About CodeSafe and SEE (see related release issued today)
     nCipher's CodeSafe(TM) Developer Kit enables application developers to
 easily and effectively secure e-business applications in Java(TM), utilizing
 nCipher's unique Secure Execution Engine(TM) (SEE) technology.  CodeSafe
 allows developers to write industry-standard Java programs that are securely
 loaded and executed on an nShield hardware security module (HSM), moving
 sensitive application processing inside the security perimeter of a trusted
 hardware device. Management facilities enable fine-grained access control and
 authorization for the use of security critical resources that are protected on
 the device, such as private keys, non-volatile user memory and hardware-
 secured time.
 
     About nCipher
     nCipher is a leading developer of Internet security products specifically
 designed for e-commerce and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) applications.
 nCipher's products, which incorporate both hardware and software, help its
 customers to solve problems of information security, systems scalability and
 processing speed in e-commerce and PKI applications. In addition, nCipher also
 offers technical support and professional services. nCipher's products are
 particularly well suited to e-business users with high volumes of security-
 sensitive transactions, such as banking and financial institutions, e-
 retailers and service providers (ISP/ASPs) and Government agencies
     nCipher is listed on the London Stock Exchange as a TechMARK 100 company
 (LSE:NCH). With offices in Cambridge, UK; Boston, New York and San Francisco,
 USA; Dublin, Ireland; Paris, France; and Hamburg, Germany, nCipher serves
 customers and partners around the world. For more information on nCipher visit
 our website at www.ncipher.com.
     SEE, SafeBuilder, CodeSafe and nCipher are trademarks or registered
 trademarks of nCipher Corporation Ltd. in the United Kingdom and other
 countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
     Contact:
     Claire Collins
     nCipher, plc.
     (781) 994-4000
     ccollins@us.ncipher.com
 
     Leanne Agurkis
     Blanc and Otus Public Relations
     (617) 451-6070
     lagurkis@blancandotus.com
 
 SOURCE  nCipher