Secure system for
high-speed electronic commerce
Providing a level of security that inspires consumer trust is one of
the major challenges facing electronic commerce. Project JEDI-FIRE aims to address this
challenge by developing a secure system for high-speed electronic commerce applications.
This is being achieved within a flexible architecture that ensures inter-operation.
JEDI-FIRE security technology consists of a media-independent security engine that
supports several encryption algorithms as well as key management services. The encryption
core will support secure electronic commerce on the Internet and on broadband networks, as
well as electronic payments, digital watermarking, digital signatures and reliable private
communication between applications using strong encryption.
The project makes use of the Internet Content Application Service (ICAS) system, an
integrated environment for developing and delivering multimedia content supported by
secure high-performance networking. The ICAS system, combined with the copyright
protection and security technologies developed within the JEDI-FIRE project, offers a
distributed, highly controlled and versatile multimedia information system. The project
results are likely to be highly attractive throughout sectors using multimedia for
entertainment, education, training, business and management information, and customer
service information and healthcare systems.
The demonstration allows visitors to view the Internet Content Application Service
(ICAS), supported by the security and encryption features developed within the JEDI-FIRE