Tumbleweed has unveiled the Tumbleweed Valicert Validation Authority 4.7, which it claims is the first product to offer a fully standards-based solution for digital certificate status caching based on the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF – RFC 2560). Large scale robust Internet service architectures rely on caching servers to reduce network traffic, improve user wait times as well as provide additional levels of security and robustness, said Tumbleweed. Tumbleweed Valicert Validation Authority extends this concept to large scale distributed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environments through the introduction of a new repeater-responder architecture. According to Tumbleweed, the architecture allows customers to scale their digital certificate validation infrastructure without incurring the expense of additional hardware security modules.
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