WISekey the sole provider of security software and services for
Alinghi released today the Digital Security Kit (see picture) which
is a state-of-the-art digital security system to protect Alinghi's
operations and sailing technology during the entire event. The Kit
includes WISekey technologies for securing and hosting the team's
website, creating and distributing biometric-protected electronic
tokens to secure Alinghi operational and sailing communications on
site, and digital signature certificates for the syndicate's
transactions and facilities. WISeKey also provide secure
accreditation devices for all Alinghi facilities, including
electronic identity credentials and USB data storage security tokens.
"We are proud to be named the sole provider of Alinghi's
electronic security solutions," said Carlos Moreira, WISeKey's
chairman and CEO. "WISeKey and Alinghi both deeply believe in
integrity, excellence, and first rate technology. We look forward to
providing innovative technology solutions that will help Alinghi gain
an edge in this highly competitive tournament."
The deal is a coup for the ten-year-old company, repeating a
success first achieved in the last America's Cup in 2007.
During the 2010 America's Cup, WISeKey will release its next
generation of WISeAuthentic products, including the eKey+, a portable
secure ID device to adapt the security services.
"We are delighted to welcome back WISeKey as a sponsor of Alinghi
for the 33rd America's Cup. As a team we need to share and access
confidential information, such as design data, and security is
paramount in our campaign to try and win the America's Cup again. Our
partnership with WISeKey will ensure that we have the optimum
protection," said Ernesto Bertarelli, Alinghi team president.
The deal with Alinghi comes on the heels of other recent successes
for WISeKey. On September 10 last year, the World Economic Forum,
named WISeKey a "New Champion" among "global growth companies at the
forefront of demonstrating how entrepreneurship, innovation, and
technology can relaunch global growth." Also, last fall, WISeKey
announced plans to open operations in China and Abu Dhabi.
Alinghi rejoins a cast of WISeKey clients and partners that are
diverse and top of the line, including Microsoft, luxury watchmaker
Hublot and IKEA.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.ekeyplus.com
ots Originaltext: WISeKey SA