We had the good fortune and opportunity to interview Edward Law, CEO of SecureMetric, one of PrimeKey Solutions’ invaluable partners. SecureMetric has its head office in Kuala Lumpur and is one of the leading ICT security vendors in South East Asia, with strong domain expertise in the areas of PKI and Authentication. We started to talk about Edward’s views and experiences of implementing PrimeKey PKI Appliance in Asia.
This is what Edward told us. “Our initial expectation was that PrimeKey PKI Appliance would be an easy solution to deploy. We also expected it to be easy for us to integrate our solution, SecureTMS RA, into the appliance. SecureTMS is a comprehensive Token Management System. It is a solution for Public Certificate Authorities (CA) and enterprises to ease the administration of SecureMetric Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) devices. Both of our expectations turned out to be completely right.”
“We could have chosen to work with a traditional software solution, but decided on PrimeKey PKI Appliance instead. We identified three main reasons: fast deployment, ease of support and a single point of contact. The first time we deployed the Appliance was for a commercial bank, more than one year ago. Since then we have only had two support cases, which were not even related to the Appliance itself. The experience has been very encouraging for us.”
Edward continues: “For the customer the total cost of ownership (TCO) is much lower than a traditional solution. The fact is that PrimeKey Appliance is more affordable and can be a realistic alternative when the customer has a tight budget or does not have enough qualified manpower to run a more comprehensive solution. Take software updates for example, which can be a tedious and costly process. SecureMetric and PrimeKey share many corporate values. There is a lot of trust and understanding between the companies, which is why we are successful today. I am convinced that an even closer technical cooperation between PrimeKey and SecureMetric can minimise TCO even further. And this is something both partners are committed to for the future.”
Edward smiles and finally says. “I would recommend the PrimeKey PKI Appliance, preferably bundled with our own SecureTMS RA, to any business contact who is looking for an affordable solution with high security demands. In Asia we refer to our bundled solution as PKI-IN-A-BOX.”
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