Computer Associates (CA) announced plans to ship a new line of security products for Internet commerce on Monday and confirmed early support for the initiative from some of the world's largest banks.
The offerings, which are due to be released this autumn, will include firewalls, antivirus and encryption products, and be sold under the new eTrust brand, which was announced at CA World in New Orleans by Charles Wang, the firm’s chief executive.
ETrust is one of three components of CA’s new ecommerce initiative called "e-nfrastructure," which includes Jasmine TND, officially launched for beta testing today, and the new Internet management capability of Unicenter TNG, in its lineup.
A third offering, eTrust Certificate, is an implementation of the Online Certificate Status Protocol, that is used by banking security consortium, Identrus, for certifying the identity of different trading parties in ecommerce transactions.
Identrus, whose members include Bank of America, Barclays and Citicorp, welcomed the launch of eTrust Certificate. "It's great to see Computer Associates respond to the need for real time digital certificate validation by announcing this important standard," said Kristin Kupres, Identrus’ chief operations officer.
Other products expected to appear in the eTrust product line include eTrust VPN for authentication on a trusted virtual private network; eTrust Firewall; eTrust Single Sign on and eTrust Desktop Security, which will protect desktops from malicious code and viruses.
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