SOURCE: ChosenSecurity

August 29, 2007 09:00 ET

ChosenSecurity Celebrates 10 Years of Protecting Corporate Data, Code and Documents Through Managed PKI, Software and SSL Certificates

Growth Continues in North America as Thousands of Companies Use Products and Services Powered by Germany's TC TrustCenter

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - ChosenSecurity, Inc., a leading specialist in identity verification and security services, has achieved the milestone of 10 years in business along with ChosenSecurity's German unit, which operates under the TC TrustCenter name. TC TrustCenter, founded in 1997, was owned by GeoTrust and spun out at the time of its 2006 acquisition by VeriSign. The ChosenSecurity team is continuing that company's mission of providing cost-effective, easy-to-use products and services that protect confidential information passing over networks by verifying the identities of people, software and devices.

ChosenSecurity provides a range of software and services that secure electronic communications within and among businesses. The company's services are based on public key infrastructure (PKI) technology and include managed PKI to secure corporate intranet access, e-mail, VPNs and documents. ChosenSecurity also offers code signing products to secure code intended for use on mobile networks and phones. The company's third family of products features digital SSL certificates from GeoTrust.

ChosenSecurity's European business has been ingrained in the European security market since the company's start, when web browser companies adopted the TC TrustCenter root certificate to allow virtually all browsers to recognize sites secured by TC TrustCenter technology. TC TrustCenter's certificate authority, upon which ChosenSecurity's PKI services are based, has also been recognized by the certification body TÜV Informationstechnik (TÜVIT) to meet all standards for certification by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). TC TrustCenter's adherence to rigorous industry standards and the ubiquity of its technology have helped it win customers across Europe and Asia, and North America.

"ChosenSecurity has a decade of success behind us with TC TrustCenter -- one of the most established names in European security," said Steve Pace, interim CEO and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at ChosenSecurity. "We bring together a very strong mix of talent from TC TrustCenter, whose employees are some of the most skilled in the world in the area of cryptology, and GeoTrust, the company that pioneered making digital certificate-based products easy to deploy. Thousands of customers in more than 40 countries worldwide trust us to secure their most valuable data and we look forward to serving many more in the future."

About ChosenSecurity, Inc.

ChosenSecurity, Inc. is a leading specialist in identity verification and security services that ensure safe and secure online communication and transactions. Since 1997, the company, previously a subsidiary of GeoTrust, has offered certificates and security solutions along the entire value chain of identity verification. The ChosenSecurity portfolio includes certificates that enable secure access to and encryption of transactions and data; technology for the reliable authentication of users, applications and computers; PKI and SmartCard solutions that secure access to corporate networks and applications; managed security services; and comprehensive consulting services. With thousands of customers across the globe and headquartered in Needham, MA, ChosenSecurity is a true leader of certification service providers at the forefront of identity management. For additional information, please visit

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    Kate Lewis
    ChosenSecurity, Inc.
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