Zertificon Solutions GmbH Berlin, 09 October 2008 Zertificon presents the new version 2.2 of its Z1 Backbone CertServers a part of the proven solution to the central E-Mail encryption and signature Z1 SecureMail gateway. The module performs Central, transparent and largely automated complex PKI functions like the query, validation and management the necessary X. x.509 certificates and OpenPGP public keys of external communication partners. The new release 2.2, Service Pack 1 contains significant improvements and simplifications that are now available. The Z1 Backbone CertServer”automatically takes over the search and procurement, as well as the validation of external certificates. Instead of burdening each individual application with these tasks, is the complete external certificate management centrally and server-based.
By means of the Z1 global, TrustPoints, based on the technology of the Z1 Backbone can 509 certificates x and PGP keys are found simply using a Web browser by anyone. The maintained by the operator in the backbone accepted CAs (certificate authorities) and TrustCenter. Optimizations for simple and secure email communication as one of the most relevant improvements of the Z1 Backbone CertServers Zertificon implements an alternative Z1 cluster technology. With this new, extremely robust synchronization solution distributed Z1 cluster rollouts via redundant sites that are connected via the Internet or other channels that are not highly available. The cluster communication is protected by strong encryption and signature against manipulation and interception. Furthermore, this technology enables the implementation of software updates and backups on the fly without interrupting production. These Z1 cluster technology has proven itself already since some time in numerous installations of the Z1 SecureMail Station.
In addition Zertificon made usability improvements in the admin GUI, which further simplify the operation of the external certificate management. In addition, she was Performance in the parallel meta search of OpenPGP public keys in multiple PGP key servers further increased and improved the manual bulk import of X. 509 certificates and OpenPGP public keys. Is the usage of the Z1 Backbone CertServer as a service through an application service provider (ASP) or managed security service provider (MSSP) as an application cluster possible. Short profile of Zertificon Solutions GmbH: the Zertificon Solutions GmbH is an IT-security-software company headquartered in Berlin. Since 1998, it focuses on the protection of electronic business processes over the Internet through server-based encryption and electronic signature. The portfolio consists of the Z1 SecureMail family, which includes various solutions to protect of your complete E-Mail traffic by organizations of all sizes and industries. The leading and award-winning products work according to international standards and characterized by easy operation and high efficiency. The specially developed software solution Z1 Backbone of trust, a central system for the review and the management of public keys and certificates, rounds off the supply fan.