RSA Keon Certificate Server Earns OPSEC Certification from Check Point Software Technologies

Commitment to Multi-Vendor Interoperability High on RSA Security’s Priority List

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire/ — RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security(TM), today announced that RSA Keon(R) Certificate Server 5.5 — RSA Security’s digital certificate management system designed to add trust to e-business applications — has been certified by Check Point Software Technologies’ (Nasdaq: CHKP) Open Platform for Security (OPSEC) Alliance. OPSEC certification testifies that RSA Security’s Keon Certificate Server is interoperable with Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture and a wide number of other security components available today. Through this certification, end-users can select the security solutions that best meet their requirements and be assured that interoperability and central policy definitions are guaranteed. The Keon Certificate Server 5.5 is the second RSA Security product to receive Check Point OPSEC certification – RSA Security’s ACE/Server(R) software was among the first OPSEC products to be certified in April 1997.

“As a charter member of OPSEC, RSA Security and Check Point have long shared a successful strategic partnership to help enable comprehensive and integrated security solutions,” said Bob Pritchard, vice president of corporate and partner development at RSA Security. “We are privileged to extend our involvement in the Check Point OPSEC Alliance by achieving certification with RSA Keon Certificate Server. This further demonstrates our commitment to interoperability, as well as our enthusiastic participation in programs that support this goal.”

“Trusted authentication is a key component of Check Point’s SVN architecture,” said Bradley Brown, director of business development, Check Point Software Technologies. “The integration of RSA Security’s Keon(R) Certificate Server with Check Point’s VPN-1(TM)/FireWall-1(R) enterprise security software helps provide comprehensive, trusted authentication for e-businesses. We are pleased to award OPSEC certification to yet another RSA Security product.”

RSA Keon Certificate Server is designed to provide certificate enrollment and revocation features for use with Check Point’s VPN-1 and FireWall-1 products. Using RSA Keon digital certificates, Check Point’s FireWall-1/SecuRemote software can be configured to authenticate clients in a secure virtual private network (VPN) environment.

About Check Point’s OPSEC

OPSEC (Open Platform for Security) is the industry’s open, multi-vendor security framework. With over 270 partners, OPSEC guarantees customers the broadest choice of best-of-breed integrated applications and deployment platforms that support Check Point’s Secure Virtual Network Architecture. Products that carry the OPSEC Certified seal have been tested to guarantee integration and interoperability. For complete OPSEC Alliance program information, including partner and product listings, the freely available OPSEC SDK (software development kit) and evaluation versions of OPSEC Certified products, visit http://www.opsec.com .

About the RSA Keon PKI Family

RSA Keon software is a family of interoperable, standards-based PKI products designed to manage digital certificates and provide an environment for authenticated, private and legally binding electronic communications and transactions. Whether deployed as a robust, standalone certificate authority or a comprehensive PKI solution, the RSA Keon digital certificate management solution is designed to provide a common foundation for securing Internet and e-business applications.

About RSA Security Inc.

RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security(TM), helps organizations build secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its RSA SecurID(R) two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE(R) encryption and RSA Keon(R) digital certificate management systems. With more than a half billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than seven million RSA SecurID authentication users and almost 20 years of industry experience, RSA Security has the proven leadership and innovative technology to address the changing security needs of e-business and bring trust to the new, online economy. RSA Security can be reached at http://www.rsasecurity.com.

NOTE: RSA, ACE/Server, BSAFE, Keon and SecurID are registered trademarks, and The Most Trusted Name in e-Security is a trademark of RSA Security Inc. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

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RSA Keon Certificate Server Earns OPSEC Certification from Check Point Software Technologies