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Tamino XML Server Validates Digital Signatures

Software AG's Tamino XML Server Validates Digital Signatures for Secure Electronic Communication

Security Extensions for Tamino XML Server 4.1 Enables Organizations to Securely and Conveniently Exchange Sensitive or Legally Binding Documents over the Internet

Reston, VA, USA. March 5, 2003

Software AG, Inc., a pioneer in XML solutions, today announced the availability of a new software component for its Tamino XML Server 4.1 that allows the native XML server to validate digital signatures in support of secure electronic communications.

Tamino XML Security Extensions makes the completion of legally binding contracts and other sensitive transactions over the Internet more secure and convenient.

Digital signature technology allows the author of an electronic document to digitally "sign" the document and check later to see if the document has been modified without permission.

Tamino XML Security Extensions automatically checks whether an electronic document has been given a digital signature, and verifies the validity of the signature during the database storage transaction for the signed document. In this manner, Tamino XML Server allows users to verify a document's authenticity.

Tamino XML Security Extensions can be used in a wide range of applications calling for the ability to transact securely over the Internet:

  • e-commerce (purchases from virtual stores or auction houses)
  • e-government (sharing of sensitive information, completion of administrative processes)
  • e-contracting (conducting legally binding business processes)

"Tamino XML Security Extensions makes electronic communication between business partners much more convenient," says Dr. Peter Mossack, Deputy Member of the Executive Board responsible for Research and Development at Software AG. "E-commerce, e-government and e-contracting transactions can now be carried out securely thanks to Tamino XML Security Extensions, which not only verifies a document's authenticity, but also meets non-repudiation requirements."

A Developer Community download for Tamino XML Security Extensions is available at on March 12, 2003.

About Tamino

Software AG's Tamino XML Server is a high-performance platform for storing, publishing and exchanging of XML documents. It allows enterprises to deal efficiently with unstructured data and content, providing a platform for independent exchange of business documents and data between suppliers, customers and partners. More information about Tamino is available at

About Software AG, Inc

Based in Reston, Va., Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. Founded in 1969, Software AG continues to be Europe's largest and a leading global provider of system software and services enabling enterprise data integration and management.

Software AG's products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide including Delta Airlines, Citibank, Merck and Sony. Software AG develops products and solutions that support the XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard.

XML simplifies the exchange of documents and data as well as the integration of cutting-edge Web applications into traditional IT architectures. Software AG works with such sales and technology partners as IBM, Sun, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, BEA and Stellent. In 2002, the corporation achieved 475 million euros in total revenue.

Software AG has offices in over 70 countries and currently employs a staff of about 3,000.


Software AG, Inc., Reston
Jim Fowler
Tel: +1 703/391-8376

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