IBM ties up Land Registry security deal

IBM has signed a three year deal with the UK Land Registry to secure the government agency's web-based services. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

The deal will see the computing giant secure user access to the agency's new portal based website, document authentication programme and a secure system of e-signatures for Land Registry's electronic conveyancing programme. IBM will act as the systems integrator for the project, which will use technology supplied by Entrust and ActivIdentity.

The public key infrastructure and two-factor authentication components use products from Entrust. Digital tokens and the software to mange their use is supplied by Actividentity.

The contracts were signed at the Land Registry's information centre in Plymouth by the Land Registry's deputy chief executive Ted Beardsall and Jan Gower, Partner, Global Business Service from IBM.

"Land Registry places a huge amount of importance on the reliability, robustness and security of its IT infrastructure and systems", said Beardsall." IBM demonstrated their committed approach with a technical solution and value for money throughout the procurement exercise."

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