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International Civil Aviation Organization Relies on Critical Path’s Identity and Access Management Solutions for ePassport Initiative

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International Civil Aviation Organization Relies on Critical Path’s Identity and Access Management Solutions for ePassport Initiative

International Civil Aviation Organization Relies on Critical Path’s Identity and Access Management Solutions for ePassport Initiative

MACCLESFIELD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Critical Path, Inc., a leading provider of messaging applications and enterprise solutions, today announced that its Directory and Meta-Directory solutions, part of the Identity and Access Management Suite, have been selected by Netrust as a key element of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) ePassport initiative.

ICAO is a United Nations Specialized Agency which acts as the global forum for civil aviation. To help fulfill its mandate for the safe, secure and sustainable development of civil aviation, ICAO introduced ePassports to enable enhanced safety and efficiency of aviation operations. They established a PKD (Public Key Directory) as a central repository for ePassport information and selected Netrust Pte Ltd to operate it on its behalf. ePassports contain biometric information and validate authenticity of documents for border control authorities.

Netrust selected Critical Path’s Directory and Meta-Directory solutions to provide the foundation for the PKD. Critical Path’s Directory was implemented to manage the access, authentication and authorization for personnel accessing the directory. Meta-Directory was used to implement the workflows for ICAO’s due diligence, automate the certificate processes, handle synchronization to ensure data integrity, and implement critical disaster recovery.

“Critical Path was the clear choice when we were developing and executing the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Public Key Directory framework,” says R. Rajeshkumar, Dy. CEO, Netrust. “Due to the complex nature of its business, ICAO had several unique challenges. Critical Path’s solutions are reliable, scalable, flexible and standards compliant which met the strict requirements for this implementation. They enabled us to minimize our development and implementation timeframes whilst enabling ongoing support and maintenance to be carried out efficiently and cost-effectively.”

“We are very pleased to be involved in the ICAO initiative with Netrust. We have a strong record of providing secure, scalable and reliable solutions to enterprises around the world, including government and international organizations where data security is a mission-critical concern,” says David Longley, VP Northern Europe and North America, Critical Path. “We look forward to continuing to work with ICAO and Netrust to support the ePassports initiative.”

About Netrust

Established in 1997, Netrust is Asia’s first public Certification Authority (CA) and the only licensed CA in Singapore. Netrust provides individuals, businesses and government organizations with a complete online identification and security infrastructure to enable secure electronic transactions. Besides certificate provisioning, Netrust delivers high quality professional services including security consulting, PKI deployment and custom application development. Together with its technology partners, Netrust also offers a whole line of e-business solutions for servers, desktops, e-mail and other applications. Netrust has delivered turnkey project implementions to customers who wish to deploy identity management solutions. For more information, please visit: www.netrust.net.

About Critical Path, Inc.

Critical Path’s Memova® suite of applications and services are chosen by leading service providers and enterprises around the world to enable millions of people to communicate, connect, share and organize while providing industry-leading safety and assurance.

With offices around the globe, Critical Path supports companies with their deployments of Memova solutions to drive revenue, boost loyalty, streamline operations and reduce costs. More information is available at www.criticalpath.net.

Note to Editors: Critical Path, the Critical Path logo, Messages that Matter, The World is Mobile, AppLink, Memova and the Memova logo are the trademarks of Critical Path, Inc., registered in various jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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