Global E-Secure announced on Thursday that it has won
an order from Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company
(GNFC) to set up a project to provide digital signature
certificates based on PKI technology. This is among the
largest commercial certification authority orders in the
world this year.
company press release said GNFC is in the process of setting
up the infrastructure to provide and manage one million
certificates. It has signed an agreement for procurement
of technology and the software for the purpose with Entrust
Inc of USA. Critical Path, USA will provide the directory
services for the same. Both companies are the world leaders
in their respective fields.
E-Secure Ltd will be involved in the project management,
including consulting and system integration for setting
up certification authority and the data centre infrastructure.
is a joint sector enterprise promoted by the government
of Gujarat and the Gujarat State Fertilizers Company Ltd.
GNFC has extended its profile beyond fertilisers. Besides
having a significant market share in the VSAT business,
it is also an ''A'' category ISP and has set up a GNFC Infotower
in Ahmedabad, with state-of-the-art facilities , to encourage
more IT companies from Gujarat .
E-Secure Ltd. and GNFC will jointly develop and bring
to the market, products and solutions which will help
people and enterprises do the e-business transactions
on the Internet - securely and with legal validity. Government,
banks and financial institutions, which can be the major
beneficiaries of the efficiencies provided by business-to-business
as well as business-to-consumer net transactions, are
going to be the key target segments.
Wadhwa, COO, Global E-Secure Ltd, says, "We are pleased
to partner GNFC and look forward to the complete PKI infrastructure,
facilitating e-commerce. The deal consolidates Global
E-Secure Ltd''s position as the leading provider of e-security
to J S Kochar, chief-IT, GNFC Ltd, "We are setting
up the digital certificate infrastructure as a backbone
for the e-commerce infrastructure in the country to boost
the confidence of government, corporations and individuals
to do e-transactions over the Net securely". He further
added, "The state-of-the art infrastructure that
we are setting up at GNFC is comparable to the best in
the world with a strong skill set to enable customers
E-Secure Ltd. is an initiative of GTL Ltd, one of the
top IT companies in India. Global E-Secure has operations
and business partners in UK, USA, Australia, Singapore,
Bahrain, Dubai, New Zealand, Thailand and Japan.