British Telecommunications plc
The Origo Services, which supplies security software solutions to the UK financial services industry, was the outcome. During development of Unipass the company approached BT to provide a managed digital certification service. BT proposed the use of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) platform. Comprising the hardware, software, processes, procedures and documentation needed for a company to be able to issue and manage its own digital certificates, a PKI can either be built and run as a DIY operation or outsourced to a Trust Service Provider (TSP). A key outsourcing benefit was the time and money saved in setting up the service.