RSA Security Introduces Next-Generation Authentication Security Server
RSA ACE/Server(R) 5.0 Software Offers Customers Increased Scalability, Performance and Interoperability for User Authentication
BEDFORD, Mass., June 4 /PRNewswire/ — RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security(TM), today announced the next generation of RSA ACE/Server(R) software, a strategic user authentication security server designed for high performance and scalability while significantly reducing administrative costs. RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software, the power behind RSA SecurID(R) two-factor authentication, addresses the industry need for a robust authentication server that scales to protect remote access, VPN, and e-business applications across the enterprise.
“RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software is a next-generation security server and allows us to easily administer and authenticate user access to multiple large Web-based applications with millions of users,” said Joseph Arbellay, Senior Systems Engineer at Integralis, a European-wide system integrator for organizations’ security solutions, including Credit Suisse, one of the largest worldwide financial institutions and user of RSA SecurID authentication software. “We are very pleased with the strength and scalability of RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software and look forward to working with RSA Security to fill our customers’ user authentication needs.”
As the need for positive user identification and protection of valuable corporate information has increased, RSA ACE/Server software has evolved into a mission critical component of an organization’s network security infrastructure. A true enterprise-class solution, RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software meets the needs of small, medium and large enterprises and is designed to support millions of users across multiple physical sites through robust features such as database replication, LDAP v3 support, and Quick Admin, a Web-based administrative tool.
“We are extremely impressed with the strength, scale and performance of RSA Security’s RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software and feel that our customers will greatly benefit from a joint Netegrity/RSA Security authentication solution,” said Bill Bartow, vice president of marketing at Netegrity, which will support RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software in Netegrity’s SiteMinder(R) platform. “By integrating these two trusted solutions, network managers can provide centralized access management across their Web based applications, while taking advantage of the strong two-factor authentication that RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software provides.”
RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software offers organizations a number of benefits including:
— Performance and scalability — Through database replication, RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software provides load balancing and fail-over to increase performance and scalability for a variety of applications, including VPN, RAS and Web. RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software is designed to scale to millions of users, enabling high performance authentication with up to 10 replicated servers. New RSA ACE/Agents using the version 5.0 RSA ACE/Agent protocol provide automatic load balancing by detecting server response times, and routing authentication requests accordingly.
— Centralized User Management — RSA ACE/Server administrators can choose to centrally manage user information in an LDAP directory and synchronize that information with token data in RSA ACE/Server software. RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software will support the following leading directories: Microsoft Active Directory, iPlanet LDAP Directory, and Novell NDS eDirectory.
— Easy Administration and Lower Costs — A new Web-based admin tool called Quick Admin allows RSA ACE/Server administrators to manage user and token information from an easy-to-use browser interface. Quick Admin helps reduce administrative costs and improves efficiency.
“RSA Security is a leading authentication provider and remains committed to delivering trusted two-factor authentication solutions to securely administer and provide access to valuable network resources,” said Bill McQuaide, vice president of product marketing at RSA Security. “As the requirements for positive user identification have grown, customers have begun to utilize RSA SecurID technology not simply as a tactical point solution but also as a strategic infrastructure solution spanning multiple applications and millions of users.”
Pricing and Availability
RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software will be available within 30 days. For more information, please visit http://www.rsasecurity.com/products/securid or call 800-495-1095. A complete list of RSA Secured partners is available at http://www.rsasecurity.com/partners/secured.
About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps organizations build secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its RSA SecurID two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE(R) encryption and RSA Keon(R) digital certificate management systems. With approximately a half billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than nine million RSA SecurID 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, BSAFE, Keon and SecurID are registered trademarks, and The Most Trusted Name in e-Security is a trademark of RSA Security Inc. This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the anticipated release of the RSA ACE/Server 5.0 software. Such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, technical difficulties, software bugs and errors, competitive pressures, changes in customer requirements, market acceptance of new technologies, failure to develop or maintain strategic partner relationships, technological changes in the computer industry and the risk factors detailed from time to time in RSA Security’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation RSA Security’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 28, 2001 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on May 15, 2001.