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Postecom Selects Cybertrust UniCERT to Protect Integrity and Security of Local Government Communication across Europe


Milan - September 08, 2006 - Postecom, a company of Poste Italiane Group, has selected a UniCERT® public key infrastructure (PKI) certification solution from Cybertrust®, the global information security specialist, to ensure the secure transfer of sensitive and confidential information between European local governments and external sources.

Postecom recently won the European Union (EU) Tender for Contract for the Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens (IDABC) project. This promotes the use of information and communications technologies to improve efficiency and collaboration between multiple site locations.

Postecom chose UniCERT, the Cybertrust PKI software that issues digital certificates compliant with the European Directive 1999/93/CE, to deliver the PKI certification platform that would help secure and assure the integrity of this collaborative project.

“Cybertrust’s involvement in this important eGovernment project will allow Postecom to develop a high-quality, innovative PKI system that will secure data and increase efficiency in local government communications,” explains Roberto Palumbo, Postecom Business Unit Manager.

PKI digital certification secures applications, communications and transactions, allowing for privacy, integrity and authenticity of the document and of the author’s identity. Local governments joining the IDABC Project will be able to issue digital certificates to internal users working across multiple locations or to people externally.

“Sensitive and private information like that exchanged between the general public, private organisations and local governments are at risk of being intercepted or modified unless adequately secured,” said Pietro Riva, Cybertrust Southern Europe Operations Manager. “For these reasons, we believe that the collaboration with Postecom is particularly important as it is part of a far-reaching project able to support cooperation among multiple European public institutions.”

UniCERT provides a comprehensive trust environment for any electronic communication or transaction by leveraging public key cryptography in an enterprise or community-wide security infrastructure that is virtually transparent to the end user. Customers such as Postecom benefit through lower administrative costs, a business security policy that maps to business practices, an open interface to third-party products, and a minimized risk due to security breaches.

Additional information about Cybertrust UniCERT is available at


About Cybertrust

Cybertrust is the global information security specialist, delivering services that secure critical data, protect identities and help customers demonstrate ongoing compliance. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, United States, with more than 30 offices around the globe, Cybertrust is one of the world’s largest providers of information security and is recognized as the global market leader in managed security services. For more information, visit

About Postecom SpA

Postecom SpA ( is a subsidiary of the Italian Post Office and is focused on the study, development and management of Internet services and e-Business projects. Founded in 1999 to satisfy IT requirements based on Internet by Poste Italiane Group, today Postecom is one of the leading operators to offer e-Services and system integration to actors in the ICT market. Postecom is also one of the recognised Italian Certification Authorities as well as entitled to provide certified electronic mail and it has achieved a significant penetration in the central and local government e-services market. The company is also compliant with the standards UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 and BS 7799-2002.

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