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Exostar Receives DoD Interoperability Certification for SHA-2 Certificates

July 30, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Defense & Aerospace Week -- Exostar, whose cloud-based solutions enable secure, cost-effective business-to-business collaboration, announced its Federated Identity Service (FIS) has received interoperability certification for its public key infrastructure (PKI) services that are based on the latest National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) SHA-2 standard. Exostar has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Defense's(DoD) Office of the CIO that asserts Exostar's FIS PKI certificates can be used to access DoD applications and other secure access points via the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA).

Originally formed by global Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry leaders, Exostar provides proven cloud-based solutions to improve collaboration, information sharing and supply chain management to thousands of companies who work closely with government agencies. This new certification will allow Exostar customers collaborating with federal agencies to utilize Exostar-issued digital Medium Level of Assurance certificates for authentication and sharing sensitive information in a secure environment that encompasses partnering companies or government agencies.

"Accessing and maintaining a trusted environment is critical to a DoD vendor's ability to effectively collaborate on all elements of development, manufacturing and delivery of complex defense systems," said Robert Sherwood, Exostar's Director of Information Security. "We are very pleased to have completed the rigorous testing and certification process that allows us to issue SHA-2 PKI certificates directly to our customers." About Exostar Exostar powers secure business-to-business information sharing, collaboration and business process integration throughout the value chain. Exostar supports the complex trading needs of many of the world's largest companies in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and other industries. Exostar's cloud-based identity assurance products and business applications reduce risk, improve agility and strengthen trading partner relationships and profitability for over 100,000 companies in 150 countries worldwide. The Exostar community includes market leaders such as AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter, The Boeing Company, Computer Sciences Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp., Merck, Newport News Shipbuilding, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Co. and Rolls-Royce. For more information, please visit

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