VeriSign Teams with Microsoft on AuthenticationBy Matthew Hicks | Print
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VeriSign plans to add its strong authentication services into Windows Server 2003 by the summer to simplify the deployment of enterprise network authentication.SAN FRANCISCOVeriSign Inc. introduced on Wednesday a technology partnership with Microsoft Corp. that combines its strong authentication services with Windows Server 2003.
VeriSign Chairman and CEO Stratton Sclavos plans to demonstrate the technology later in the day during a keynote presentation at the RSA Conference 2004 being held here. By working with Microsoft, VeriSign said it plans to deliver enterprise-wide network authentication services on top of Windows Server 2003 by the summer of this year, with a beta program set to begin in April.
VeriSign's announcement builds on a June 2003 strategic partnership with Microsoft that let Mountain View, Calif.-based VeriSign gain licensed access to Microsoft protocols.