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CertiPath Names Kaus Phaltankar VP of Business Solutions
Apr 28, 2008 (10:04 AM EDT)


HERNDON, Va., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CertiPath, the identity management and secure information sharing authority, has appointed Kaus Phaltankar as vice president of business solutions.

Phaltankar, a certified information systems auditor (CISA) and certified information systems security professional (CISSP), brings two decades of innovative network and security experience coupled with a proven track record of driving new business initiatives. He has designed and implemented security architecture for numerous Fortune 500 companies, patented resilient network infrastructure design and authored an industry-leading book on implementing secure intranets and extranets.

Phaltankar is a veteran of PKI (public key infrastructure) technology, the leading mechanism for identity management and authentication exchange, and managed the Internet's first commercial PKI certificate authority. His leadership ensures that CertiPath has the resources and intelligence to expand its PKI communications bridge, streamlining secure connectivity across various industries.

"Kaus has been on the frontlines of secure information sharing since its inception," said Jeff Nigriny, CertiPath president and COO. "His business and technical experience enables CertiPath to provide the next generation of secure connectivity to global organizations, starting in the commercial aviation space. Kaus will spend the next year evaluating the networking structure of our nation's airports and commercial aircrafts, ultimately devising a plan that will allow them to communicate securely with trusted partners and suppliers."

With CertiPath's highly scalable model for managing and conveying identity assurance, organizations join a "trust fabric" that provides industry-wide efficiency, risk-mitigation and new opportunities to engage with a broader pool of prospective partners.

Prior to CertiPath, Phaltankar founded multiple firms focused on providing network, security and compliance solutions for large enterprise customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. As a founder and CEO of CLEAN Communications, a Managed Security Service Provider, he developed relationships with large telecommunications and security firms, rapidly growing the business before it was acquired by one of the nation's largest managed service providers.

"CertiPath founded its service on trust, delivering secure communication to the A&D industry in the form of PKI. Now the organization is positioned to expand the service, making secure collaboration more accessible within aviation, defense and other industries. Because supply chains are rarely contained entirely in one vertical, the business benefits of wide-scale PKI adoption are immeasurable," said Phaltankar, who will report to Nigriny. "It's exciting to operate on the cutting edge of secure information sharing, delivering new capabilities around the world."

About CertiPath

CertiPath provides the aerospace and defense industry's only public key infrastructure (PKI)-based communications bridge where information can be shared widely, securely, effectively and affordably between partners, suppliers and customers -- regardless of the size and scope of the supply chain.

Certipath's disruptive solution tears down the burdensome and costly company, employee and program-centric approaches to identity assurance. Today, organizations in the U.S., U.K. and Europe including Boeing, BAE Systems, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Northrop-Grumman, Raytheon and the U.S. Federal Bridge (FBCA) are members of this fast-growing community. For more information, visit CertiPath on the web at http://www.certipath.com

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CONTACT: Michael Italiano, mitaliano@corporateink.com, or Susan Bassett,, both for CertiPath, +1-617-969-9192

Web site: http://www.certipath.com/