VeriSign Enables a Major Satellite Internet Service Provider to Further Promote Security and Affordability

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Executive Summary

WildBlue Communications, Inc. is an Internet service provider that delivers reliable broadband connection via satellite for people in remote and rural areas requiring high-speed Internet connectivity. The challenge was to enhance security and integrity by leveraging open standards-based X.509 PKI digital certificates for device authentication, the need to keep the cost of equipment and service attractive and affordable for rural subscribers and the operational requirement to restrict service registration by subscriber to WildBlue's network in the presence of other spatially overlapping networks. WildBlue deployed VeriSign Device Certificate Service.

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