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Entrust and IBM Make Mainframes Achieve Entrust-Ready Status

With Entrust/PKI™ IBM Mainframes Lead in e-Business Security

San Diego, CA - 22 Jan 2001: Entrust Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ENTU), the global leader in solutions that bring trust to e-business and IBM (NYSE: IBM), the maker of the world's most secure e-business servers, today announced that IBM mainframe operating systems, both OS/390 and z/OS, are now fully compatible with Entrust public-key infrastructure (PKI) solutions.

Entrust and IBM also announced that the LDAP Directory Server on z/OS and OS/390 has achieved Entrust-Ready status. Customers can now use z/OS and OS/390 to host the repository used by Entrust/PKI™ software for digital certificate management information.

IBM mainframe customers will be able to take advantage of Entrust's industry leading security solution, significantly improving PKI security for e-business applications that require the distribution of critical information internally and over the Web, including the use of increasingly important digital signatures.

"Many of our joint customers rely on Entrust and IBM to create more secure e-business environments," said Rich Lechner, vice president, e-business, Enterprise Servers, IBM. "By integrating Entrust/PKI with IBM's mainframe applications, our customers add yet another layer of 'peace-of-mind' on the foundation provided by the industry's most secure servers for their e-business."

Entrust/PKI security can now be extended to IBM eServer z900 and S/390 applications through the use of the Entrust/Toolkit™ for Java™ (OS/390 Edition). This new Java-based solution enables customers to protect data from the beginning of a transaction all the way to their back-end IBM data and transaction servers. This end-to-end capability allows Entrust customers to authenticate users and secure transactions using digital signatures and encryption from the user's browser through the Web server to the mainframe for secure storage and retrieval. This means, for example, that sensitive information like consumer credit card numbers or patient medical data can be protected while being transmitted over the Internet and then stored in databases on IBM S/390 and z900 enterprise servers.

"This integration between IBM and Entrust products provides a true end-to-end security solution for our customers relying on IBM mainframes," said Paul Doscher, executive vice president, marketing and business development, Entrust Technologies. "Entrust has many large government and Fortune 1000 customers in vertical markets such as financial services, healthcare, and telecommunications who use IBM mainframes as an essential element of their e-business infrastructures. These customers have requested solutions that would protect a transaction from the time it is initiated on the Web, right through to its ultimate destination on the IBM S/390 or z900. Our work with IBM allows our joint customers to achieve this with the trust and confidence they've come to expect from Entrust Technologies."

"The State of Illinois is firmly committed to providing digital certificates to enable the people of Illinois to communicate with the State over the Web with the trust and confidence that can only be achieved through the use of digital signatures and encryption," said Mary Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer for the State of Illinois. "IBM OS/390 mainframe applications are an integral part of the State's Web-driven initiatives. We are pleased by this customer-focused move from IBM and Entrust. It will enable us to extend our security environment to include these mainframe applications - providing end-to-end secure e-business transactions."

"OS/390 is a strategic platform for PeopleSoft," said Peter Gassner, vice president and general manager, PeopleTools, PeopleSoft's technology division. "Since PeopleSoft 8 leverages the Entrust/Toolkit for Java (OS/390 Edition), our ability to support the IBM platform is further enhanced with today's announcement."

Contact(s) information

Vida Odescalchi
IBM
914) 766-3773
vida@us.ibm.com

Laura Maio
IBM
(613) 270-3767
laura.maio@entrust.com

Nicole Pack
IBM
(415) 912-2303
npack@blancandotus.com

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