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DoD Interoperability - ECA Certificates
ECA certificates enable secure on-line transactions with DoD agencies.

Symantec is certified by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) as a provider of External Certification Authority (ECA) digital certificates for government contractors, state and local governments and employees of foreign governments. ECA certificates enable secure on-line transactions with DoD agencies. Installed in a browser or email program, ECA certificates can be used for such activities as authenticating identity for access to DoD websites, digitally signing documents, and encrypting e-mail communications.
Symantec ECA certificates are sold as a set which includes an ECA Identity certificate and an ECA Encryption certificate. Your purchase also includes a key escrow service which enables the recovery of your data in the event that you lose the computer or hardware device that contain private keys matched with your ECA certificates.

Installed in a Web Browser or PKI Token/Smart Card, ECA Certificates Can Be Used For:

  • Authenticating identity for access to DoD Web sites
  • Digitally signing documents
  • Encrypting e-mail communications
  • Who Can Purchase an ECA Certificate?

  • Employees of organizations conducting business with U.S. government agencies.
  • Employees of state and local governments conducting business with other U.S. government agencies.
  • Employees of foreign governments or organizations conducting business with U.S. government agencies.
  • Individuals who need to communicate securely with U.S. government agencies.
  • Type

    Requirements

    Pricing

    Medium Assurance
    (Digital Certificate with keys stored by
    FIPS 140-2 compliant software on computer)
    • Windows XP, Vista or 7
      (Mac not supported)
    • Use Microsoft Internet Explorer
      through v9.0 OR Mozilla Firefox v3.0
      or later
    • The Department of Defense (DoD)
      regulations require notarized verification
      of identity
    • 1 Year: USD $119
    • 2 Years: USD $218
    • 3 Years: USD $299
    Medium Token Assurance
    (Digital Certificate with keys stored on a
    FIPS 140-2 compliant Smart Card or
    USB Token)
    Meets New JPAS Specifications for
    Authentication
    Login Procedures require a user name
    and password plus a medium
    assurance hardware token.
    • Windows XP, Vista or 7 (Mac not
      supported)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer through v9.0
    • The Department of Defense (DOD)
      regulations require notarized
      verification of identity
    • You must purchase a smart card or
      USB token before enrolling for your
      ECA certificate
    Order FIPS 140-2 Compliant
    Smart Card or USB Token and
    Pre-Pay for the ECA certificate
    • Smart Card: USD $85
    • USB Token: USD $60
    • 1 Year: USD $119 + Hardware
    • 2 Years: USD $218 + Hardware
    • 3 Years: USD $299 + Hardware

    Purchasing 10 or more Certificates?

    For sales support of 10 or more certificates: 1-866-202-5570, option 3 or email eca_sales@symantec.com.
    To establish a Trusted Agent call 866-202-5570, option 1. What is a Trusted Agent?
    If more than 10 employees in your company need a certificate, Symantec offers the following benefits to buying in bulk:
    • Subscribers can use a single sales order to purchase certificates rather than paying by credit card individually.
    • Bulk certificate purchases are eligible for the Trusted Agent method. This method designates individuals within your organization to perform identity-proofing rather than relying on third-party public notaries.
    • Trusted agents also can purchase PKI tokens in case Subscribers need Medium Token Assurance certificates. The minimum order is one (1) box of tokens which contains 10 tokens per box. The cost is $30 per token or $300 per box. This is in addition to the cost of the certificate.
    Renew ECA certificate

    Need More Info?

    To purchase 10 or more certificates:
    Order Status and Enrollment:

    Support

    Installation Questions: