Rainbow Debuts CryptoSwift HSM 200 High-Assurance eCommerce Accelerator

FIPS 140-1 Level 3 Certified eCommerce Accelerator Designed for High-Assurance, High-Security Environments Will Be Demonstrated at Fall 2001 Networld+Interop

IRVINE, Calif., September 4, 2001 – Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading provider of high-performance network security solutions for the Internet and eCommerce, today announced the availability of the new CryptoSwift HSM 200 eCommerce accelerator. The CryptoSwift HSM 200 was developed for high-assurance business, banking and financial services environments that require the highest levels of security and Web server performance. The CryptoSwift HSM (Hardware Security Module) has been certified for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-1 Level 3). The iKey 2032 obtained FIPS 140-1 Level 2 certification in August, giving Rainbow a powerful client/server high-assurance security solution, which will be demonstrated at the Fall 2001 Networld+Interop in Atlanta this week.

In high-assurance environments, the CryptoSwift HSM protects a certificate authority’s (CA) root key or the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) server’s signing key by shielding it within a tamper-active circuitry built into the accelerator board. All digital signatures are activated and verified inside the hardware security module for exceptional security. All key materials are encrypted before they leave the HSM for purposes of backing up that data. These features are designed to defeat physical attacks through detection and responses to maintain the integrity and confidentiality of the keying information.

“We are pleased to make the CryptoSwift HSM 200 available so customers in high-assurance security environments can benefit from the FIPS-certified security and high-performance offered by this product,” said Shawn Abbott, president, Rainbow eSecurity. “The CryptoSwift HSM 200 also provides secure RSA key generation, secure key storage, secure key archival, secure key cloning and secure key migration – all critical requirements in high-assurance applications and platforms. This release of the CryptoSwift HSM 200 and its FIPS 140-1 Level 3 certification further solidifies the CryptoSwift brand as the industry’s de facto standard for secure network performance and transaction security.”

The High-Assurance Solution of Choice

The CryptoSwift HSM 200 can accommodate robust two-factor authentication of Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and operators via an on-board USB port and using Rainbow’s iKey authentication token. If scalable performance is a concern, multiple CryptoSwift HSM accelerators can be installed to scale performance for the Web server infrastructure. The CryptoSwift HSM 200 provides true, on-board Random Number Generation, Java-based key and device management software, and a tamper-active circuitry that easily secures sensitive keying information.

About CryptoSwift

Rainbow’s eCommerce performance and security-acceleration technology is the industry’s leading solution for cryptographic acceleration, providing fast and secure transactions over the Internet while dramatically reducing Web server and network-appliance response time. The CryptoSwift family of eCommerce acceleration solutions accelerates the public-key cryptographic functions of popular security protocols such as SSL/TLS, WAP/WTLS, S/MIME, IKE/IPSec and others. SSL acceleration technology was first developed by Rainbow and improves server-response time for secure connections by freeing the Web servers and network appliances to perform other tasks, especially during peak load and heavy traffic periods. Since 1997, Rainbow’s CryptoSwift has been the SSL acceleration solution of choice for fast, secure online transactions for B2B and B2C environments of all types and sizes.

CryptoSwift has won more major industry awards for excellence than any other SSL acceleration solution, including a prestigious “Well-Connected Award” for best SSL accelerator and “Editor’s Choice Award” for best internal SSL accelerator from Network Computing, a “Blue Ribbon Award” from Network World as the industry’s top cryptographic accelerator and two American Electronics Association (AEA) High Tech Awards for “Innovative Product/Technology” in 2000 and 2001.

About Rainbow Technologies

Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of security solutions for the Internet and eCommerce. Rainbow applies its core technology to a variety of Internet applications from securing software, to the acceleration of secure communication for eCommerce and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Rainbow’s products include: secure Web server and VPN acceleration boards; anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions; PKI-based security solutions; voice, data and satellite security systems; and USB-based authentication tokens. Rainbow eSecurity is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Brazil and Taiwan. A network of nearly 80 authorized distributors sell Rainbow products worldwide. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.rainbow.com.

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