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National Notary Association Increases Identity Proofing Assignments for Notaries Through Expanded Relationship with Exostar

Chatsworth, California - June 27, 2011

The National Notary Association, the leader in best practices, training, and advocacy for the nation’s 4.8 million Notaries, announced today that it is increasing identity-proofing assignments to its nationwide network of Trusted Enrollment Agents (TEA) through an expanded relationship with Exostar.

Exostar is a leading, global issuer of higher-assurance credentials, including public key infrastructure (PKI) digital certificates. These credentials allow enterprises, government agencies, and other organizations to more securely control access to their business-critical applications and data by authorized individuals worldwide. As Exostar’s business grows, it is relying on the NNA’s TEA network to meet the rapidly rising demand for in-person identity verification. These assignments are an integral part of the credentialing process for Medium Level of Assurance (MLOA) certificates, which are issued to individuals doing business with Exostar’s aerospace and defense (A&D) and life sciences customers.

“Notaries are ideally suited to assist the certificate-issuing process because, as state-commissioned public officials, their essential role is to verify the identities of document signers,” said NNA Chief Executive Officer Marc Reiser. “Our TEA program is creating a tremendous opportunity for Notaries while serving the growing demand among businesses and other organizations for identity-proofing services — as demonstrated by our growing relationship with Exostar.”

“The track record of our cloud-based Identity and Federation services is leading to more customer engagements of increasing size and scope,” said Vijay Takanti, Exostar’s Vice President of Security and Collaboration Solutions. “By working with the NNA and its TEAs, we can demonstrate the compliance and scale necessary to efficiently and effectively complete the in-person vetting required to issue higher-assurance credentials to a large, geographically dispersed community.”

Through the TEA program, NNA-trained, certified and background screened Notaries are dispatched to provide a variety of identity-proofing and notarial tasks. The program serves clients in the aerospace, biopharmaceutical and other industries as well as in the government sector, helping to protect vital business transactions and the exchange of information.

About the National Notary Association
Established in 1957, the National Notary Association (NNA) is the leading professional authority on the American Notary office and is dedicated to educating, serving and advocating for the nation’s 4.8 million Notaries. The NNA imparts comprehensive notarial knowledge and understanding, promotes a positive public perception of the Notary office, and bolsters consumer protection by promoting best practices. The Association’s accredited professional programs, services and model legislation help Notaries advance their careers and serve the American public with the highest level of professionalism and ethics. To learn more, visit us at

About Exostar
Exostar powers secure business-to-business information sharing, collaboration and business process integration throughout the value chain. Exostar supports the complex trading needs of many of the world's largest companies in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and other industries. Exostar’s cloud-based identity assurance products and business applications reduce risk, improve agility and strengthen trading partner relationships and profitability for over 70,000 companies worldwide, including BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co. and Rolls-Royce. For more information, please visit