Hyderabad: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has become the first certifying authority (CA) in India to issue more than 200,000 digital signature certificates.
TCS Certifying Authority was the first to cross the 100,000 mark in February and is the largest in terms of number of certificates issued, the company said on 20 June.
The achievement is also due to various initiatives by the government, including the MCA 21 programme, it said, adding the number of certificates issued to MCA 21 users alone was in excess of 150,000.
“The 200,000 landmark reflects the trust and confidence enjoyed by the TCS Certifying Authority among our subscriber base, Registration Authorities and Subordinate Certifying Authorities under the TCS-CA Trust Network,” TCS global head of information risk management, Kamlesh Bajaj said.
A part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 89,000 trained IT consultants in 47 countries.
TCS’ Advanced Technology Centre at Hyderabad had conceptualised and led the R&D initiative to develop Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) products like digital signatures since 2000.
TCS now offers an entire gamut of PKI related products, solutions and services ranging from Digital Signature services, PKI consulting, CA hosting to PKI enabling of applications.
Digital signature certificates refer to the electronic form of paper documents such as driving licences and passports. Digital certificate can be presented electronically to prove identity, access information or services on the Internet, or sign certain documents digitally.