Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Motorola PKI Center Selected as Root Certificate Vendor for WiMAX Forum

Motorola's public key infrastructure (PKI) Center of Excellence in San Diego has been selected by the WiMAX Forum(R) to be a root certificate authority for WiMAX devices worldwide. Devices that will connect to a WiMAX network - such as cell phones, laptop computers and portable media players - are generally required to have a device certificate in order for that device to be authenticated and then become functional on that network.

Motorola's PKI Center has produced more than 650 million certificates since inception. 180 million certificates were issued in 2008 alone to authenticate and secure services to devices of all types including cell phones, cable and satellite set top boxes, cable modems, portable media players, two-way radios, and more.