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Valimo Powers Mobile Signatures in Finland


Helsinki 21.6.2005 Valimo today announced that its Validator MSSP enabled the first official registrations based on the ETSI Mobile Signature Service standard (MSS) by the leading Finnish mobile operator Elisa, together with the public Certification Authority Population Register Center (VRK), using the Finnish Police as the official Registration Authority.

This is an important milestone in the acceleration of end-user registration and application usage by the larger public. Elisa's WPKI initiative has always been at the forefront of technological development, and now there are strong signs of application and service provider demand for its affordable and easy-to-use strong authentication and signature services.

New FiCom (Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics) guidelines published on May 25th, 2005 set guidelines for mobile citizen certificate services and define technical interfaces to MSS services for operators and service providers. Valimo views this as an critical step from FiCom towards actively promoting WPKI services in Finland.

'Elisa has been in the forefront of mobile operators investing into WPKI services since 2001, and has been a key customer and partner for Valimo since 2002. We are especially pleased to see the growing market acceptance that Elisa's WPKI services are gaining, and the uptake of consumer applications both in banking- and government-related services.' according to Jarkko Elonen, COO of Valimo.

'Valimo's Validator platform has evolved over the last 3 years to support Elisa's emerging needs for WPKI-based services, providing high levels of usability, reliability and availability. We view Valimo as one of the global leaders in WPKI technology,' according to Mikko Saarela, Enterprise Director of Elisa Communications.

'Recently Valimo has seen growing traction for its Validator MSSP product family, both in the Nordic Region and in the Middle East, and we believe that 2005 will a landmark year for many of our operator customers on a commercial level,' continues Elonen.

Helsinki-based Valimo Wireless delivers identity management and strong authentication solutions in both mobile and fixed-line environments to its operator and corporate customers. Valimo's solutions are used by more than 20 European customers, assuring non-repudiation and high data security while enabling the best possible service availability over almost end-user devices.

Further information:

Valimo Wireless
www.valimo.com
Jarkko Elonen, COO
Tel: +358 50 541 9373


Elisa Oyj
www.elisa.fi
Mikko Saarela, Enterprise Director
Tel: +358 50 506 5220
mikko.saarela@elisa.fi


Publisher Contact Information:

Valimo Wireless Ltd.
+358 9 4365 0085
will@valimo.com

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