AUTHENTICATION AND VERIFICATION
verification, due diligence--an essential part of transacting business ever
since a handshake stopped being enough. But with the unprecedented growth
of the Internet, due diligence itself is no longer adequate for successful
Digital certificate issuers
(Certificate Authorities, or CAs), web marketplace entities, and e-shoppers
know that better than anyone: Both buyers and suppliers demand heightened
reliability, security, and privacy for Web transactions. Security that User
ID's and passwords can no longer guarantee.
a wholly-owned subsiary of Dun & Bradstreet. For decades, D&B has
served commerce by authenticating, verifying, and gathering accurate, current
information about businesses around the world.
D&B now brings that
expertise to the e-commerce world with eccelerate.com. Providing a
host of services both new and traditional, eccelerate.com assures security,
reliability, and creditworthiness in the Internet marketplace.
Any company can still
conduct its own Authentication and Verification process, of course--but what
does a firm do when it gets an e-mail order from an unknown company outside
the US? Or locates a hard-to-find product on the website of an unfamiliar
You could use the D&B
database yourself, as many firms still do--but what if the company in question
isn't listed? Can you send someone to check it out in person? Can you make
a successful call to Turkey to verify the information?
NEW SOLUTIONS FOR
E-COMMERCE AND TRADITIONAL BUSINESS
can, and does--hundreds of times a day--worldwide.
offers expert, expanded business-to-business services to CAs and other Internet
marketing entities. These include:
- searching the huge
D&B database of 55 million global businesses;
- authenticating business
names and addresses;
- completing off-line
- verifying business
locations around the globe via telephone;
- confirming Internet
domain names through InterNIC;completing employee/employment confirmation
- licensed use of D&B's
unique DUNS Number, adding unprecedented tracking capabilty to digital certificates
D-U-N-S Numbers: Bridging Business and e-Commerce
Years ago, D&B began
assigning each company a globally unique business identifier: the 9-digit
this identifying number becomes the key to D&B's wealth of ever-growing,
constantly updated business information and services. Combined, they
add unique value and capabilities to Digital Certificates.
How? Embedded in a Digital
Certificate, the D-U-N-S Number transforms the certificate into a means to
monitor accounts, track customers' purchasing patterns, retrieve credit information,
and validate creditworthiness.
Second, in addition to
allowing instant on-line recognition, companies can use the D-U-N-S Number
with their own proprietary software (or with eccelerate.com's
soon-to-be-available e-rate software, described in an accompanying
Fact Sheet). They'll be able to screen potential customers on-line--automatically
and invisibly, within seconds--according to customizable, pre-set rules
they choose themselves.
Third, the DUNS Number
serves to link branches and subsidiaries of large parent companies. By entering
the parent company's D-U-N-S Number, the "family tree" of all the companies
associated with it automatically appear--making authentication/verification
searches speedier and simpler.
When you outsource your digital certificate applicants' Authentication/Verification
process to eccelerate.com, D&B automatically grants you
a license to embed and use the unique D-U-N-S Number within the certificate.
Your certificates are recognized instantly and globally, and provide all
the benefits mentioned:
for successful e-commerce are ever-growing and ever-changing. With eccelerate.com
on your side, you have an immediate edge--plus long-term support from the
world's most trusted third-party infomediary.
- more cost-efficient thanks
to economy of scale;
95% of requests are completed within 48 hours or less;
- trained support teams
do it with top efficiently;
- better customer service;
- many advantages of
- monitor accounts,
- track customers'
- retrieve credit information,
- validate creditworthiness
- screen buyers with
a customized set of rules
combines D&B's respected services with heightened security, both on-line
and off. A state of the art mainframe computer with triple-horned firewall,
located in a heavily secured and guarded building, assures privacy.
system requires the following:
Operating System: NT 4.0 SP4 or Solaris NS Enterprise 3.6;
Server: IIS 4.0 or Netscape Enterprise 3.6.
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet, created to power B-to-B
e-commerce transactions. Authenticated, constantly updated business information
provide A/V, credit, marketing, purchasing and decision-support services for
traditional and web businesses.
(D&B contact information