Entrust Technologies Inc., an information security company with strong positions in the financial and telecommunications industries, said it is making a major commitment to extend its technology into the wireless market.

Working with several of its customers and licensees, including Bank of Nova Scotia and 724 Solutions Inc., a developer of banking software for wireless communications devices, Entrust said it wants to bring mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants, and other small appliances into a "trusted e-business environment" with public key infrastructure, or PKI, data encryption techniques.

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