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Tricord Data has broad experience with PKI services within the Defence sector from outsourcing to defining policy, setting standards and establishing governance.

We recognise the breadth of expertise required to establish, operate and maintain a PKI, we provide expertise in the following areas:

  • Technical - Architecture, design and hands-on delivery experience with PKI and Identity products/technologies from the following suppliers:

    • Microsoft;
    • Entrust Datacard;
    • Gemalto;
    • SafeNet Assured Technologies;
    • Thales;
    • Intercede;
    • HID.
  • Cryptography - Development of assurance levels to meet business requirements for:

    • Authentication of applications, devices and web sites;
    • Authentication of human identities including non-repudiation;
    • Multifactor Authentication (Smart Cards/Tokens);
    • Cross-Certification for Interoperability;
    • Secure email communication;
    • IPSec for Virtual Private Networks (VPN);
    • Digital Signatures;
    • Code Signing.
  • Legal - Policies (CP) and Certification Practice Statements (CPS). Generation of IETF RFC 3647 compliant X.509 Certificate.

  • Practices - Establishment of organisational practices including auditing and accounting for compliance with a Certification Practice Statement (CPS) covering the following Authorities

    • Policy;
    • Technical;
    • Management;
    • Certification;
    • Registration;
    • Certificate Status;
    • Card Management.
  • Life-cycle - Identifying requirements for an enduring managed PKI programme for the operation and sustainment of certification services.


Tricord Data are also fully verses in multiple standards bodies including CESG, NIST, NATO, IETF, ITU and BSI.

Tricord Data have performed hands-on implementations across the Public Sector including providing operational support during transition to Business As Usual (BAU) services.

Public Key Infrastructure