EDI is commonly defined as the transfer of data between different companies utilizing networks. For the vast majority of entities, enhanced transactional traceability, reliability, and accessibility are derived EDI benefits; but without appropriate controls, communication interdependency can elevate legal, security and operational risks. As an accepted remedial risk measure, public key infrastructure (PKI) is the primary technological resource permitting E-commerce portable trust. However, to achieve E-commerce security transparency requires an appropriate trading partner compatibility solution that addresses various entity-centric encryption and digital signature techniques.
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