Tuesday, April 19, 2005

VeriSign Working With Microsoft on Roaming Wireless Security

VeriSign is working with Microsoft to promote roaming wireless security for enterprises. The two companies intend to develop a Wi-Fi security reference architecture and solution based on Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) and VeriSign Unified Authentication technologies.

The collaboration will integrate VeriSign Unified Authentication and Microsoft Windows clients to provide the foundation for strong user authentication in an enterprise Wi-Fi network. VeriSign's Unified Authentication platform will simplify management of user and device credentials for X.509 certificates, smart cards and One Time Password (OTP) tokens in the Window environment by tightly integrating with Active Directory and Microsoft Internet Authentication Servers.

In addition, VeriSign is also supporting Microsoft's alignment with the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) to create an all-inclusive, multi-vendor, end- to-end solution that protects corporate assets.