Netrust offers digital certificates for individuals (personal use), members of organisations (corporate use), as well as servers.
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) serves as the foundation for securing various applications and systems in today’s digital landscape. It forms the backbone of a multitude of security solutions, empowering authentication, encryption, and digital signatures for enhanced protection.
As Asia’s first public Certificate Authority (CA) and Singapore’s sole commercial CA accredited by IMDA, Netrust is dedicated to ensuring secure digital transactions, upholding compliance, and mitigating risks for enterprises. Our comprehensive services provide organizations with the tools they need to manage their digital identity and maintain visibility across all operations. By relying on Netrust’s expertise, enterprises can confidently navigate the digital world with improved security and control.
Here is an overview of how PKI certificates are commonly used across different industries and applications:
- Digital Signatures and Document Security: PKI enables digital signatures on electronic documents, providing a secure method to authenticate the signer’s identity and ensure document integrity. Digital signatures are widely used in legal, financial, and other industries requiring secure and verifiable document exchange.
- Secure Web Browsing: PKI is at the heart of secure web browsing, enabling HTTPS connections. SSL/TLS certificates issued by Certificate Authorities (CAs) encrypt and authenticate communication between a user’s web browser and a website server. This process ensures data confidentiality and verifies the website’s authenticity, providing a secure browsing experience for users.
- Email Security: PKI is vital for securing email communications through encryption and digital signatures. With PKI, users can send encrypted messages for confidentiality and sign their emails for authentication and non-repudiation. Protocols like S/MIME and PGP rely on PKI to ensure secure email communication.
- Code Signing: PKI is instrumental in code signing, which involves applying digital signatures to software applications. These signatures verify the identity of the publisher and ensure that the code has not been tampered with since signing. This process helps users trust the software and protects their systems from malware.
- Application-to-Application Authentication: PKI serves as a vital component in securing communication between applications within organizations. PKI certificates facilitate authentication and encryption of data exchanged between applications, guaranteeing that only authorized systems can interact with one another while ensuring the confidentiality of transmitted information. This level of security is crucial for protecting sensitive data and maintaining the integrity of inter-application communication.
Current government applications using Netrust Digital Certificates