GTE Cybertrust Solutions, which has had a close digital certificate relationship with MasterCard International, said it has gained approved vendor status from Visa International.

As a result, the digital certificate unit of GTE Internetworking said it can provide single-source certificate operations for both associations' Secure Electronic Transaction initiatives.

GTE "has met our well defined certification authority requirements," said Visa senior vice president Steve Herz. That gives Visa banks "choices in setting up their SET certificate management capabilities."

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