IPOH: Chief Minister of the Great State of Perak Darul Ridzuan, YAB DATO’ SERI DIRAJA DR. ZAMBRY ABDUL KADIR, today visited SecureMetric’s booth at the Cybersecurity Malaysia Awards, Conference and Exhibition (CSM-ACE) and launched SecureMetric’s latest innovation, the PKI In A Box. This officially puts SecureMetric as the PKI solution leader in the ASEAN region.

The CSM-ACE event started with a walkabout by the Chief Minister. When he reached SecureMetric’s exhibition booth, he was intrigued by the display of PKI In A Box. SecureMetric’s Chief Business Development Officer, Chin Wan, explained that the PKI In A Box is a joint development between SecureMetric from Malaysia, PrimeKey from Sweden and Utimaco from Germany. The Chief Minister was duly impressed that the development of PKI In A Box was conceptualised and made into a product for the market in less than 2 years.

In a typical PKI implementation, the setup for a Certificate Authority (CA) is very complex. A mid-size CA would usually require implementation of more than 20 servers, 6 HSMs and multiple PKI device management systems. With PKI In A Box, SecureMetric, together with its partners have shrunk down the implementation size to only one 2U server. This has made the cost of implementation to come down by more than 500%. In addition to lowering the cost, the implementation time for PKI In A Box compared to a typical CA implementation is reduced from months to weeks.

One of PKI In A Box’s key success factor is its ease of use. The user-friendly user interface, coupled with its wizard style setup process, SecureMetric’s customer can now set up the PKI In A Box in less than one week. This has helped make PKI more acceptable in this region. SecureMetric understands that one of the main barriers to PKI usage in ASEAN is the ease of use. This has always been our goal, to make PKI more acceptable in ASEAN. With PKI In A Box, SecureMetric has achieved the goal of making PKI a more acceptable solution.

PKI In A Box also won the Best of Security product in the APICTA 2014 Awards. Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, provides a platform to stimulate creativity, innovation and excellence in ICT in Malaysia, benchmark Malaysian ICT products and solutions, and to recognise outstanding achievements in ICT of students, technopreneurs, SMEs and organisations with operations in Malaysia.

This annual Awards Program initiated in 1999 by the Multimedia Development Corporation, has evolved from being known as the Asia Pacific MSC IT & Telecommunications Awards (APMITTA) to MSC-Asia Pacific ICT Awards (MSC-APICTA) in 2002 when the international Awards Program, APICTA, was launched.

SecureMetric has been doing a multiple roadshows around ASEAN; namely Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar, to launch PKI-In-A-Box. With the signing of the PKI In A Box plaque by the Chief Minister, PKI In A Box is officially launched in the ASEAN market in September  2015.