SOURCE: WidePoint Corporation

September 04, 2007 11:00 ET

WidePoint Subsidiary ORC Launches Certificate Program for Foreign Nationals

Issues First Certificates to Business Representatives in Germany

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - WidePoint Corporation (AMEX: WYY), a leading provider of information technology assurance and identity management services, today announced that its subsidiary ORC has commenced issuing digital certificates for authorized access to U.S. Government data to foreign nationals.

ORC becomes the first fully qualified External Certificate Authority (ECA) authorized to issue certificates that assert nationality. ORC can now issue to approved foreign nationals outside of the U.S., in addition to the original ECA participating countries of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. This approval signifies ORC's compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD) requirements for identity proofing on an international scale. ORC issued its first certificates under ORC's new foreign national certificate authority to business representatives in Germany.

Though certificates will initially be issued by ORC to foreign nationals needing to conduct business primarily with the DoD, they are not restricted to that agency alone. ORC's public key certificates are used in applications requiring communication between networked computer-based systems, including but not limited to electronic mail, transmission of unclassified information, signature of electronic forms, contract formation signatures, signature on mobile code and authentication of IT infrastructure such as web servers, firewalls, and directories.

WidePoint CTO Dan Turissini said, "This represents a considerable milestone in our identity assurance managed service offerings. We identified a large pool of personnel that will require U.S. Government credentials and subsequently established a DoD-compliant certificate authority to assert nationality, enabling secure access to information critical to businesses on foreign soil serving our nation's warfighting efforts. We intend to fully extend this identity proofing process to all qualified nationals as permitted by federal regulation. We remain committed to demonstrating our leadership in the identity management and information assurance markets."

About WidePoint

WidePoint is a technology-based provider of products and services to the government sector and commercial markets. WidePoint specializes in providing systems engineering, integration and information technology services. WidePoint's wholly owned subsidiary, ORC, is at the forefront of implementing government-compliant eAuthentication identity management managed services and associated systems engineering/integration. ORC has earned four major U.S. federal government certifications offering the highest levels of assurance for transactions over the Internet.

WidePoint's profile of customers encompasses U.S. Federal Government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice as well as major U.S. defense contractors and several major pharmaceutical companies. For more information, visit

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