BCP – Secure Message Exchange service
Business Certificate Publisher (BCP) is a centralized catalogservice for certificates developed in part by Commfides and DiFi.
BCP enables public and private enterprises to easily send encrypted messages and transactions, such as when communicating between banks, transferring encrypted ISO 20022 payment files, and sending encrypted EHF invoices.
All businesses that will receive encrypted information need an enterprise certificate.
How to use Commfides BCP?
Order Test certificate and/or Enterprise certificate.
Receive confirmation from Commfides that the certificate is produced and registered in the BCP directory. Delivery time 1-3 working days. Commfides operates the BCP service and the certificate is renewed automatically after 3 years unless termination is received no later than 30 days prior to expiration.
Why use BCP?
BCP is the new standard for secure message exchange between public and private businesses. It will streamline and secure interaction and communication.
When a business commits a transaction through BCP, the recipient’s certificate is automatically retrieved and the transfer is encrypted all the way. Without the BCP directory, the sender would need a separate list of potential recipients with enterprise certificates.
Who can use BCP?
The first businesses to adopt BCP are banks that use the service for their communications, suppliers of ERP systems that handle various EHF messages as well as their customers.
Future sectors that are expected to use BCP for secure message exchange are: Health, tax, NAV, police, and more. Any business that exchanges data with one or more of the above industries will eventually need to use the BCP service.
Different processes and purposes in BCP
For example, BCP can be used for different purposes and a business can for example have a certificate for sending secured invoices and another for encrypting payments. Each certificate must be associated with at least one process and role. A process indicates what the transaction is for, for example, payment, and a role defines if the certificate is used for sending or receiving messages.
Want more information about BCP?
Please Contact us or visit DiFi’s information page about BCP.
To order, please use the contact-form below and we will help you.