Root Certificate Agreement Enables Application Developers To Easily Add WAP-Compliant PKI Security To BlackBerry-Based Applications
Diversinet Corp. (Nasdaq:DVNT), a leading provider of wireless security infrastructure solutions, has granted a WTLS server root certificate license to Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM)(TSE:RIM.), a world leader in the mobile communications market.
RIM intends to embed Diversinet's WTLS server root certificate into future software releases for the provision of public-key infrastructure (PKI) and trust services using BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds(TM). Diversinet's root certificate enables secure transactions under the WAP WTLS protocol and WAP security specifications. The agreement extends Diversinet's security and server authentication solutions to enterprises and content providers supporting WAP services on BlackBerry handhelds. Diversinet and RIM will also engage in joint marketing activities.
"Diversinet continues to execute its strategy of being the leader in securing transactions and messages for wireless handhelds," said Ed Karthaus, Vice President of North American Sales for Diversinet. "This agreement is important in extending our reach in the WAP server certificate market and in providing additional security solutions for BlackBerry users."
"RIM's commitment to developing advanced solutions with end-to-end security has made BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds(TM) popular among government organizations and corporations that have strict security requirements," said David Yach, Vice President of Software at Research In Motion. "Diversinet's root keys help address the requirement of the WAP WTLS specification and enable third party developers to easily create mobile applications that require secure transactions."
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