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Microsoft Picks VeriSign for HealthVault

June 26, 2008
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Microsoft (Redmond, Wash.) has selected

VeriSign Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.)

as an OpenID provider for users of HealthVault, a free service that enables consumers to store and manage their health information online.

According to VeriSign, a provider of Internet infrastructure services, it combines the convenience of OpenID single sign-on with the security of strong authentication via VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) credentials, making it difficult for fraudsters to access accounts illegally.

In addition, touts the company, Microsoft HealthVault members who have activated their VIP credential on their VeriSign OpenID can utilize the same VIP credential on eBay, PayPal, AOL and a number of other sites that participate in the VeriSign Identity Protection Network.

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