June 15, 2010
Entrust, INTERPOL announce delivery, use of innovative smartcard credential service
DALLAS--Entrust, Inc. and INTERPOL have announced the delivery of secure, multipurpose global identification cards and service for INTERPOL officers to expedite uninterrupted travel on missions in the pursuit of transnational criminals. This public-private partnership will provide law enforcement with the right combination of state-of-the-art eID documents, systems, and services to move the world from a one size fits all approach to a targeted approach for identity-based security.
At a briefing of United Nations officials and foreign correspondents in New York City, Secretary-General Ronald K. Noble said, "INTERPOL consistently pursues opportunities to utilize state-of-the-art technology in combating terrorism and other transnational crimes. INTERPOL selected Entrust because of its track record in developing world-class products and services. The solutions developed by Entrust enable INTERPOL and other law enforcement agencies to work more freely, effectively and efficiently in protecting personnel, facilities and digital assets in the pursuit of transnational criminals."
This unprecedented credential - the INTERPOL Global Smart eID & eVisa - provides secure access to INTERPOL facilities and networks. Officers only need this single multipurpose smartcard for secure enterprise access and expedited border crossings.
"These specialized cards and service are versatile, scalable and adhere to high security standards -- including the anytime, anywhere access requirements of INTERPOL," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "They also help ensure that the identities of these trusted individuals aren't misused."
A leader in identity-based security solutions, Entrust's comprehensive credentialing service includes all necessary components -- identity vetting, data capture, personalization, printing, issuance and revocation. The credential facilitates mobility, interoperability and security of end-user access by employing one credential for building access, computer/logical access and a wide range of key applications, including secure e-mail and document-signing.
Entrust Managed Services PKI allows organizations to establish and maintain a trustworthy environment by providing certificates that secure many off-the-shelf applications using encryption, digital signatures and strong certificate authentication. This enables organizations to control access to resources, prevent theft of information, and comply with privacy and digital signature regulations.
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.