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DIRECT CERT PORTAL TM Certificates For Securing Directed Exchange The DigiCert Direct Cert Portal™ is a management tool, which enables organizations to secure healthcare endpoints when enabling Directed Exchange. Whether building Direct capabilities into your existing platforms or outsourcing Direct Exchange to a third party Health Information Service Provider (HISP), DigiCert provides turnkey solutions for strong authentication and provisioning of certified DirectTrust-compliant credentials. DirectAssured™ Certificates issued by DigiCert are also cross-signed by the FBCA and are trusted by federal agencies, ensuring maximum interoperability for any users. agencies such as the VA, SSA, ONC, CDC, NIH, CMS, FDA, IHS, and other operating divisions of HHS. To participate in full health care exchange, organizations need to ensure their Direct certificate issuer is certified for interoperability with federal agencies. THE ESTABLISHED LEADER DigiCert was the first Certificate Authority (CA) to issue Direct-compliant FBCA Certificates. While other CAs are scrambling to play catch-up, DigiCert has a robust, mature product that already meets the needs of health care organizations. This includes being a part of the DirectTrust Accredited Trust Bundle and being approved for multiple levels of assurance. REMOTE PROOFING DigiCert's streamlined, online identity verification process expedites certificate issuance. PATIENT CERTIFICATES DigiCert now issues Direct compliant FBCA cross- certified patient certificates to secure patient-to- provider communications. STREAMLINED CERTIFICATE MANAGEMENT The DigiCert Direct Cert Portal and the Direct REST API allow for real-time certificate issuance to dramatically speed up the validation process. INDUSTRY EXPERTISE DigiCert, a founding member of DirectTrust, contributed to the development of the Security and Trust Framework required for interoperability under the Direct Project and brings a high level of insight and connection to those behind current and future Direct- related initiatives. Key Benefits EXPEDITED AND SIMPLIFIED DIRECT IMPLEMENTATIONS Using DigiCert's mature and proven turnkey portal service, Direct implementers can instantly add DirectTrust-certified identity and certificate services. The Direct Cert Portal simplifies the process for implementing Direct, and significantly reduces the time required to bring a certified solution into operation. A DigiCert DirectAssured™ certificate will provide instant trust and guaranteed interoperability with other DirectTrust-certified HISPs. MAXIMUM INTEROPERABILITY DigiCert's FBCA (Federal Bridge Certification Authority) certificates facilitate information exchange with federal

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