Companies Team to Deliver Solutions for Secure Electronic Government Services
Washington, D.C., and Dublin, Ireland, July 24, 2000 -- Accenture, a leading management and technology consultancy, and Baltimore Technologies (NASDAQ:BALT; London:BLM), a global leader in eSecurity solutions, today announced that the two companies have formed a strategic alliance to provide secure electronic government services.
Under the terms of this agreement, Accenture will incorporate Baltimore’s eSecurity products into scaleable solutions specifically dedicated to offering secure electronic environments to governments worldwide, enabling them to deliver virtual services to citizens and businesses.
"As government officials worldwide plan their eFutures, much discussion has focused on how to ensure the security of electronic systems that protect data provided by businesses and citizens in conjunction with applications, registrations, taxes and other private sector-government transactions," said Sean Shine, Accenture, managing partner responsible for the firm’s Global Revenue agency practice. "Information that must pass between citizens and the government, and among government agencies, requires confidence that privacy will not be breached. By coupling Baltimore Technologies’ products with Accenture’s deep knowledge of government and technological expertise, we can help our clients respond to these public sector needs."
The anticipated opportunities arising from this alliance cut across agencies, ranging from postal operations and defense to citizen services and the courts, and will aid governments as they reinvent themselves to meet the increasing demand for digital services in the new economy. This agreement builds on the successful working relationship Accenture and Baltimore Technologies forged during their collaboration on the development of EasyTax, a repeatable, online revenue solution that Accenture introduced to the market last November. It was first sold in Ireland as the Revenue Online Service system.
"Governments throughout the world are realizing the benefits of offering electronic services to both businesses and the public," said Aidan Gallagher, executive vice president of Global Business Development at Baltimore Technologies. "In all situations, security and confidentiality of data are of paramount importance. Baltimore is pleased to work with Accenture globally to provide the security framework for a wide variety of solutions. The Revenue Online-Service system in Ireland is a perfect example of how governments are adopting e-security to offer customers a faster more efficient, secure electronic channel for filing tax returns."
About Baltimore Technologies
Baltimore Technologies develops and markets security products and services to enable companies to develop trusted, secure systems for e-business, the Internet and mobile commerce. Its products include a wide range of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) products and services, wireless e-security solutions, cryptographic tool-kits, security applications and hardware cryptographic devices. Baltimore’s global professional services organization offers a wide variety of consulting, training and deployment support to its customers worldwide. Baltimore Technologies markets and sells its solutions worldwide directly and through the TrustedWorld channel program. TrustedWorld includes many of the world’s leading technology companies and a wide variety of global, regional and local business alliance partners.
Baltimore Technologies employs over 700 people worldwide and operates from over 20 cities with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Boston, USA and Sydney, Australia. Baltimore Technologies plc is a public company with dual listings on NASDAQ (BALT) and the London Stock Exchange (BLM).
Intel Corporation is a minority shareholder in the Company. For further information and press releases on Baltimore Technologies, please visit http://www.baltimore.com.