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VeriSign to Work with i-SAFE in Providing Digital Credentials to Students

Wednesday 11 February 2004 13:18 CET | News

VeriSign has been selected to provide digital credentials to students enrolled in i-SAFEs Passport/ID Program, improving online safety for students in this nationwide program.The digital credentials are intended to help i-SAFE further protect grade school children when theyre surfing the Web and to help develop future "safe use" case studies for children using the Internet for research and other school projects. For enabling safer surfing on the Internet, applications used commonly by todays children such as instant messaging and chat rooms will benefit from tighter security controls. Digital credentials provide the foundation for these applications becoming safer, as they provide a trusted source of identity authentication that can be used to control access in places where children communicate online. The i-Safe program also allows for easy revocation of the credentials when students transfer, graduate, or are no longer enrolled in the school. The i-SAFE program will initially be rolled out as a test program to help study the effects and safety benefits gained through the use of digital certificates. The program will provide for a degree of safety not currently available in public schools across America. For more information on i-SAFE, you may visit (www.isafe.org).

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