Zions First National Bank got approval Tuesday from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to launch a digital signature authentication subsidiary.

Zions has been preparing for the government's go-ahead by lining up partners to provide key technology for the new business. GlobeSet Inc., a company launched by BT Ventures, a subsidiary of Bankers Trust New York Corp., and Surety Technologies Inc. of Florham Park, N.J., will supply the certificate authority software.

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