AskDefine | Define entrust

Dictionary Definition



1 confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God" [syn: intrust, trust, confide, commit]
2 put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care" [syn: leave]

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Alternative spellings


  • /ɪnˈtɹʌst/, /In"trVst/
  • Rhymes: -ʌst



  1. To trust to the care of.

Usage notes

See usage note for commit.


To trust to the care of
  • Dutch: toevertrouwen
  • French: confier
  • Kurdish:
    Sorani: سپاردن

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About Entrust

Entrust, Inc., NASDAQ: ENTU secures digital identities and information for consumers, enterprises and governments in 1,700 organizations spanning 60 countries. Leveraging a layered security approach to address growing risks, Entrust solutions help secure the most common digital identity and information protection pain points in an organization. These include SSL, authentication, fraud detection, shared data protection and e-mail security.


In July 2007, Entrust contributed public key infrastructure (PKI) technology to the open-source community through Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the Mozilla Foundation. Specifically, Entrust supplied its certificate revocation list distribution points (CRL-DP), Patent 5,699,431, to Sun under a royalty-free license for incorporation of that capability into the Mozilla open-source libraries.
Two months earlier, in May 2007, Entrust was the first certification authority (CA) to successfully meet the WebTrust operational requirements for Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates. Entrust met the audit requirements established by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, based on the EV guidelines produced by the CA/Browser Forum.
In July 2006, Entrust acquired Business Signatures Corporation, a leading supplier of non-invasive fraud detection solutions, for $50 million (USD). From a GAAP accounting perspective, the total purchase price was approximately $55.0 million, including assumed stock options, transaction expenses and net asset value. Giving Entrust a West coast presence in Redwood City, Calif., Business Signatures was founded in 2001 by former executives from Oracle, HP and Cisco. It originally was funded by the Texas Pacific Group, Walden International, Ram Shriram of Google and Dave Roux of Silver Lake Partners. The company had just more than 40 employees before the acquisition.
In mid-2004, Entrust acquired AmikaNow! Corporation's advanced content scanning, analysis and compliance technology. Using highly sophisticated content analysis tools, the technology is designed to automatically analyze and categorize email message and document content based on the contextual meaning, not simply pre-defined word lists. Policies can be customized to suit the corporate environment and be automatically enforced at the boundary to help customers reduce business risk and help in their compliance with privacy and securities laws including HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and various SEC regulations.
In April of 2002, Entrust’s PKI technology served as the foundation for the prototype of what is now the United States Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA). The Federal Bridge CA is a fundamental element of the trust infrastructure that provides the basis for intergovernmental and cross-governmental secure communications. Acting as a trust conduit, the FBCA extends the benefits that agencies and government organizations achieve through the use of Public Key technology to a broader set of applications and transactions. Entrust's PKI serves as a core element of the Federal Bridge and demonstrates interoperability with all major FBCA vendors.
Through its acquisition of enCommerce in May of 2000, Entrust combined authentication and authorization technologies in a single security infrastructure. In 1994, Entrust built and sold the first commercially available public key infrastructure (PKI) to make it possible to manage the keys and certificates that enable encryption and digital signatures.

Executive Team

F. William (Bill) Conner -- Chairman, President and CEO
David Wagner -- Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Simzer -- Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Pinder -- Senior Vice President and Head of Global Government
Steve Holton -- Senior Vice President & General Manager, U.S. Sales and Managed Services
Peter Bello -- Senior Vice President, General Manager U.S. Federal Government; Sales & Services for Canada, Asia Pacific and Latin America
Eric Skinner -- Chief Technology Officer
David Rockvam -- Vice President, Corporate Business Development and Investor Relations

Board of Directors

F. William (Bill) Conner, Chairman Butler C. Derrick, Jr. Douglas Schloss Michael P. Ressner Jerry Jones Terdema Ussery Ray W. Washburne Michael E. McGrath

Office Locations

Worldwide Headquarters One Hanover Park 16633 Dallas Parkway Suite 800 Addison, TX USA 75001
Canadian Headquarters (Kanata) 1000 Innovation Drive Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2K 3E7
EMEA Headquarters Apex Plaza Forbury Road Reading, Berkshire RG1 1AX UK
CygnaCom Solutions An Entrust Company 7925 Jones Branch Dr. Suite 5200 McLean, VA USA 22102-3321
Additional Offices: • McLean, VA USA • Redwood City, CA USA • Sydney, Australia • Toronto, Ontario CA • Montreal, Quebec CA • Beijing, China • Munich, Germany • Mumbai, India • Tokyo, Japan • Buenos Aires, Argentina
entrust in Japanese: Entrust

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accredit, allocate, allot, assign, authorize, carry, charge, charter, commend, commission, commit, confer, confide, consign, delegate, depute, deputize, detach, detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon, empower, enfeoff, extend credit, give credit, give in charge, give in trust, give tick, hand, impose, infeudate, license, mission, post, relegate, remand, remit, sell on credit, send out, transfer, trust, warrant
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