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Identrus has teamed with Nippon System Development Co, Ltd (NSD) to form Identrus Japan Inc, a new company to accelerate deployment of the Identrus system throughout

  • Japan’s financial institutions and corporate community. Identrus Japan will build on the momentum established by four Japanese Identrus banks Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and UFJ.
    Identrus Japan marks the creation of the first Identrus affiliate. Identrus Japan will focus on Identrus PKI systems management and technical integration of the Identrus platform for banks and their customers, in addition to serving as Identrus” primary distributor and support provider in the region.

    “We formed Identrus Japan with Nippon System Development as part of our commitment to help our member banks find the most cost-effective ways to leverage Identrus authentication services,” says Andrew McLauchlan, executive chairman of Identrus. “Identrus Japan will enable participating Identrus banks in Japan to focus on the development and deployment of secure e-business applications without the need to act as their own CA, greatly reducing costs and overall complexity of the solution.”

    Banks in Japan that leverage Identrus Japan’s CA services will no longer need to manufacture or issue digital certificates, greatly reducing the technology and compliance costs associated with operating a CA. This will allow banks to provide identity authentication and customer management services to their commercial customers more quickly and cost effectively.

    “Nippon System Development Co has teamed with Identrus to facilitate deployment of solutions in Japan and help the banking community deliver new and improved services to their corporate customers,” says Isao Ogishi, chief executive officer, Identrus Japan, Inc. “Identrus Japan enables banks to free themselves from the infrastructure management associated with issuing digital certificates and focus on customer needs instead.

    Nippon System Development Co, Ltd (NSD) is an independent systems-integrator with over 2,100 employees and is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange. NSD serves customer needs by developing custom applications and providing systems integration services. NSD’s total-facility-management division maintains and operates computer data center operations for large-scale, on-line, data processing systems. NSD’s clients include many of Japan’s largest public and private organisations. For more information about NSD, visit NSD also provides innovative security solutions through its American subsidiary NSD Security Inc. For more information on NSD Security, visit
    Identrus™ has established a regulated policy framework that provides the global standard for digital identity authentication. The Identrus platform provides the legal and technical infrastructure for financial institutions (FIs) and their customers to effectively manage the risks associated with identity authentication in digital transactions. Identrus identity credentials are scalable and interoperable supporting enterprise-level applications as well as domestic and international transactions. With Identrus, FIs can effectively manage key elements of operational risk associated with migrating business processes online. Identrus also has developed Eleanor™ the global e-payments initiation specification that enables FIs to build upon their existing payments systems, and Identrus trust services, to offer enhanced e-payments initiation services to their customers. Identrus membership consists of approximately 60 of the world’s leading financial institutions spanning 160 countries. Additional information about the company is available at