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25.10.2007 – 09:05


OISTE and Malaga Valley Group signed an agreement to use WISeKey's Common Global Root and scalable PKI hierarchy to establish a Euro-African Hub

    Malaga and Geneva (ots)

OISTE will help the government of Malaga become the new Euro-African Hub, with the aim of optimizing economic-social-cultural relations between Europe and Africa. This will be accomplished using the infrastructure of the Technology Park of Malaga and its unique geopolitical location. The project will be financed by the private sector, the European Union (EU) and Spanish government.

    To make the most of the potential of this project, the signatories intend to transform Malaga with this important technological Hub, which includes Internet technologies to provide sustainable electronic solutions, where security barriers and trust related to the use of public networks can be discussed.

    The Euro-African Hub will operate in a first phase from Geneva, in the highly protected buildings of WISeKey. The subsequent transfer to Malaga will take place once the on-site infrastructure is fully operational. This innovative system will combine multiple physical and electronic security systems utilizing PKI solutions within a "zero risk" secure environment, thanks to the extensive use of VPN (private data network) systems.

    "The creation of a Euro-African Hub will give a clear and effective answer to all cooperation activities between African and European countries. Technology will allow us to build that sort of bridges that will contribute to the development of Africa by bringing knowledge to people, and thus by an initiative leaded also by Civil Society, where the Asociación de Usuarios de Internet (AUI) is proud of being a protagonist in this project", affirmed Miguel Pérez Subías, President of AUI and promoter of the HUB during the Malaga Valley meeting.

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ots Originaltext: WISeKey

Daniel Ybarra, VP Corporate Communications
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