BT has launched what it claims are the country's first locally developed server certificates to support 128-bit encryption.
Marketed in conjunction with digital signature specialist Verisign, the BT Trustwise Global Server certificates can be used to increase website security and secure confidential data on intranets and extranets.
The vendor worked with both Netscape and Microsoft to develop the certificates, which enable 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, the strongest security currently available commercially.
"Security has always been perceived as an inhibitor to e-business, so the arrival of server certificates that support 128-bit encryption is good news," said Michele Mooney, head of trust services at BT's e-business division.
Trustwise Global Server certificates will cost £399 initially and can be applied for via BT's website.
The BT e-business division was established a year ago in a bid to cash in on demand for online trading and transaction systems.
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