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Neopost Selects Elliptic Curve Cryptography from Certicom

Monday 16 February 2004 08:59 CET | News

Certicom has licensed its Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) to Neopost, the leading European supplier of mailing solutions.

Neopost is using the Security Builder Crypto toolkit to embed ECC-based security into its mailing systems to create a secure, cost-effective way to generate Digital Postage Marks (DPMs) that meet the stringent requirements of the North American postal officials. In addition to being the only technology providing digital signatures that meet the small footprint requirements for DPMs, ECC enables Neoposts systems to perform smaller signatures at a faster speed than competing systems. The need for strong security in mailing systems has grown dramatically with the emergence of DPMs. In the digital era, security is a key concern in verifying a DPM. With Security Builder Crypto, Neopost has integrated an ECC-based digital signature to authenticate a DPM in its digital mailing systems. Because ECC uses smaller key sizes to offer equivalent security, the machine can produce a signature notably smaller than competing schemes. This is a major consideration impacting the final size of the mark and the space it occupies on a piece of mail.


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