MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Verisign Inc. has introduced a digital certificate service for server and gateway systems conforming to WAP, the Wireless Application Protocol.Following competing announcements by such certificate providers as Entrust Technologies Inc. and Diversinet Inc., Verisign said it offers the most comprehensive service on the market, in that it is compatible with a wide range of WAP servers including those of Motorola, Nokia, and Phone.com.

Verisign is also offering developers and service providers free trial certificates to accelerate its entry into the wireless transaction market. It said the WAP certificates are easily linked to the Verisign Trust Network to bridge the wireless and wired worlds.

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