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Entrust Digital Certificates Now Embedded on Popular Chipsets

Entrust SSL certificates enable secure management of Intel Core vPro processor-based PCs for enterprise environments

DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust, Inc., has added SSL Certificates for Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors to its large portfolio of digital certificate offerings. This new capability, core to an identity-based security approach, will allow Intel Core vPro Technology customers to use encrypted access to enable remote maintenance of enterprise PCs.

“Entrust is a pioneer in embedding and deploying digital certificates to servers, desktops, browsers and even RFID chips,” said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. “This strategy enables us to move our digital certificates to that next layer — securing PCs and providing additional value for security-conscious organizations.”

Entrust SSL Certificates for Intel Core vPro processors are purchased by enterprises or organizations to authenticate  IT staff to more securely administer any PC using Intel Core vPro technology on a corporate network — even when the machine is turned off or disabled — for maintenance and other necessary tasks. Thanks to the embedded roots and the deployed SSL certificate, the channel between the networked machine and the administrator is encrypted.

Intel will embed Entrust certificates in the latest 5th Generation Intel Core vPro processors and chipsets.

“Intel Core vPro processor-based platforms are designed to deliver cost-savings and control for businesses while improving security and remote manageability,” said Lisa Watts, director of Intel’s Business Client Enabling Division. “Unlike software-only security solutions, these advantages are built right into the Intel Core vPro processors, which are enabled by Entrust’s trusted certificates.”

Entrust Certificate Services, which also offers customers services for discovering and managing digital certificates, drives the company’s leadership and innovation in this space. More than 98 percent of all Certificate Management Service (CMS) customers renew their subscription to the service. And bookings of Entrust digital certificates and related services grew more than 33 percent in 2010.

“This agreement with Intel marks the natural progression of our technology, but also demonstrates the growth of our SSL digital certificate offerings and services,” said Conner. “The future of security is moving to the chip — whether that’s for mobile devices, tablets, meters, smartcards or chipsets for desktops.”

Entrust assists organizations in discovering and managing the digital certificates deployed within their environment — regardless of type or the issuing vendor. By identifying and evaluating deployed digital certificates, Entrust Discovery helps organizations avoid compliance ramifications, costly outages or even losses from data.

Entrust offers a comprehensive portfolio of today’s most-used digital certificates, including basic SSL certificates, more advanced EV multi-domain SSL certificates, or specialty certificates for secure e-mail and Adobe PDFs.

About Entrust

Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust’s identity-based approach offers the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, e-mail entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com.

Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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