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PRNewswire: VeriSign and Covalent Deliver One-Step Deployment of Secure E-Commerce Web Sites

Sep 19, 2000, 21:11 (0 Talkback[s])

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"VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust services, and Covalent Technologies, Inc., the leader in products and services for the open-source Apache Web server platform today announced an agreement to integrate VeriSign's web server digital certificate services into Covalent's Apache server products, providing customers with a one-step, out-of-the-box process to deploy e-commerce web sites. VeriSign's web site digital certificates authenticate intranet, extranet, and e-commerce sites, enabling encrypted transactions and communications between browsers and servers across the Internet."

"Under terms of the agreement, Covalent is integrating VeriSign's web site digital certificate enrollment module into the Apache web server. This enables the automatic generation of digital keys required for issuing digital certificates for a web site. Previously, a customer would be required to manually generate these keys during enrollment, resulting in a multi-stage process. System administrators can now seamlessly enroll and purchase a digital certificate from VeriSign. Covalent's management interface allows administrators to determine the progress of a certificate application at any time. Once the VeriSign authentication process is complete, the Covalent server verifies the user's certificate and installs it on the server."

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