Valimo Enables Qualified CA-Services Provider to Issue Mobile Certificates


ISTANBUL, Turkey and HELSINKI, Finland, January 24/- The latest delivery by Valimo Wireless turns e-Güven, the Turkish-qualified Certificate Authority, into the biggest mobile certificate issuer in the world.

Valimo's has equipped e-Güven with a certificate management and registration technology, allowing it to act as a qualified Mobile Certificate Issuer for Turkish citizens.

Mobile certificates enable transactions similar to what a smart card and card-reader accomplish with a PC. With a mobile certificate, the mobile phone is now used to generate digital signatures.

Valimo delivered its Registration Server and Messaging Server, along with RSA CA technology and Gemalto SIM cards. Secure qualified certificates can now be issued based on a digital key pair, generated on the mobile phone's SIM card.

"e-Güven has acted as a qualified CA in Turkey since 2003. By offering mobile certificates, we clearly expand the usage of digital signatures to every citizen in Turkey," says Can Orhun, General Manager, e-Güven. "Choosing Valimo as the main contractor for this project has proven to be the right decision. Valimo's competence, out-of-the-box technology and references regarding WPKI made it possible to keep costs down and meet the challenging schedule, resulting in a secure qualified system for mobile users."

"Issuing mobile certificates for millions of users is clearly a challenging process," says Juha Mitrunen, SVP, Valimo. "By working with highly experienced e-Güven personnel, we succeeded while sticking to an aggressive timetable. It was our privilege to work with competent partners like RSA and Gemalto."

About e-Güven

Elektronik Bilgi Güvenligi A.S. (e-Güven) is a commercial enterprise founded in November 2003 with the participation of Türkiye Bilisim Vakfi (Turkish Informatics Foundation - TBV (tbv.org.tr/English ) aiming to establish the security infrastructure in Turkey that is the foundation of the information society.

e-Güven is the first and leading Electronic Certification Service Provider in Turkey. e-Güven has enhanced its leading and guiding place in the market with the brand value, client potential and intellectual capital reserve reached by its activities particularly in the banking and informatics areas.

About Valimo

Helsinki-based Valimo Wireless delivers identity management and strong authentication solutions to mobile operators and corporate customers.

For more information, please visit www.valimo.com, or our stand at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona 12-15 February 2007.

Source: Valimo Wireless

Contact e-Güven:
Can Orhun,
General Manager, e-Güven,
Tel. +90-216-3604605;

Contact Valimo:
Juha Mitrunen,
SVP, Valimo,
Tel. +358-9-4365-0080

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