SPYRUS is a Microsoft Certified Partner. Our technology partnership with Microsoft began in 1994, working with the then newly formed Microsoft security group to bring to market a number of robust security solutions based on public key and portable smart tokens. Among them are the Crypto Service Provider(CSP) for Authenticode, a technical demonstration program for the UK Government showing e-mail and PKI interoperability, smart token products for secure log-on and single sign-on, and S/MIME Labeling for policy-driven secure e-mail.
In 1994, SPYRUS licensed its security protocol technology for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Outlook products to support the U.S. Department of Defense Message System (DMS), the largest public key messaging system in the world with over 300,000 seats deployed. This license has been renewed until 2006 to support the release of DMS 3.x and additional Microsoft platforms.
In 2001, SPYRUS and Microsoft announced the expansion of its partner ship to include SPYRUS development of the Signal Identity Manager™ that provides a complementary registration authority for digital identities with a smart token, policy, and audit management system in order to enhance the functionality of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Certificate Services (Microsoft CA). Signal Identity Manager is seamlessly integrated with Windows Server 2003, utilizes the Microsoft CA certificate management interfaces to provide remote certificate and smart token management capabilities, and optimizes performance through the use of Active Directory.