SOURCE: ChosenSecurity

October 23, 2007 09:00 ET

Certified Security Solutions and ChosenSecurity Partner to Deliver PKI Services

ChosenSecurity's RootSigning Service Allows CSS Clients to Benefit From Universal Browser and E-Mail Recognition of Internally Generated Certificates

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - ChosenSecurity, Inc., a leading provider of On-Demand PKI security services, today announced a partnership with Certified Security Solutions (CSS), a premier information security consultancy, to integrate ChosenSecurity's RootSigning services with CSS clients' public key infrastructure (PKI) platforms. Integration enables CSS customers that manage their own certificate authorities (CA) for encrypting e-mail and data to benefit from ubiquitous recognition of those digital certificates by web browsers and e-mail applications.

Large enterprises, particularly in security-conscious and highly regulated industries such as financial services, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals, use PKI (managed in-house or as a service) to issue digital certificates that encrypt information passing across networks. In this manner, PKI customers secure e-mail, VPNs and business applications. ChosenSecurity provides a full range of PKI software and services, including On-Demand PKI. CSS delivers complementary services that help customers build business justifications, develop strategies, implement and manage their own PKI solutions.

CSS offers data security and privacy solutions. The company specializes in three critical areas of information security: security performance management, identity and access management, and application and platform security. CSS's identity and access management practice helps customers deploy PKI solutions.

"By offering our customers who choose to host their own PKI system access to ChosenSecurity's RootSigning service, we provide a fast, trusted route to universally recognized encryption technology," said Kevin von Keyserling, Senior Vice President of Operations at Certified Security Solutions. "This gives customers the control they want without sacrificing flexibility or accessibility."

"CSS has a great reputation throughout the industry. As a national security consultancy, their clients trust them to provide practical recommendations for their unique business requirements," said Dean Coclin, Vice President of Business Development at ChosenSecurity. "We're pleased to work with CSS to offer RootSigning services to support their secure e-mail and data encryption solutions. The firm's reach and focus on the Global 2000 and on high-level security strategy and large-scale implementations make for an ideal match with our own."

About Certified Security Solutions

Founded in 2001, CSS is a premiere information security consultancy offering a broad range of data security and privacy solutions. CSS helps clients leverage existing and emerging technologies in practical ways to reduce risk and protect information assets. The company specializes in three critical areas of information security: security performance management, identity and access management, and application and platform security. With operations throughout North America, CSS is headquartered in Kirkland, WA. The company maintains regional offices in Cleveland, OH and Orlando, FL with additional sales branches in Buffalo, NY, Boston, MA, Detroit, MI and Portland, OR. For more information, visit www.css-security.com.

About ChosenSecurity, Inc.

ChosenSecurity is the leading provider of On-Demand PKI (public key infrastructure) security services in the world, enabling a wide range of PKI-enabled security services for enterprise authentication, secure e-mail and digital signatures. The Company delivers breakthrough economics and implementation speed to the Enterprise; up to 70% less than in-house implementations, 50% less than traditional managed services, and can be implemented in just a few weeks.

Unlike traditional PKI implementations, ChosenSecurity is the world's first PKI that can be deployed across multiple clients in a web-based Security as a Service model, enabling any sized enterprise to achieve PKI security in a few weeks with no capital costs, hardware, software or network changes. Headquartered in Needham, MA, ChosenSecurity is a true leader of certification service providers at the forefront of identity management. For additional information, please visit www.chosensecurity.com.

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