RSA Security Announces Newest Versions of PKI Software to Help Drive E-Business Initiatives

RSA Keon(R) Digital Certificate Management Software Provides the Framework And Trust Infrastructure Designed to Increase Competitiveness and Reduce Costs

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security(R), today announced the newest versions of its RSA Keon(R) digital certificate management family of products. RSA Keon digital certificate management software is designed to provide organizations with a firm foundation for creating trusted e-business processes, protecting the privacy of communications, affixing signatures to transactions digitally and verifying the integrity of stored or transmitted data. By announcing its new versions — RSA Keon CA 6.0, RSA Keon Desktop 5.6, RSA Keon Security Server 5.6 and RSA Keon Web PassPort 1.1 — RSA Security continues to extend its position as a leading solution provider for authenticating people, devices and transactions.

Business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-business continues to substantiate the need for trusted, secure public key infrastructure (PKI). The new releases of the RSA Keon digital certificate management software are designed to allow organizations to more easily create the standards-based framework and trust infrastructure necessary for secure e-business and to allow for increased competitiveness and reduced costs. For example, companies are using PKI in various applications today such as digital signing to enforce contracts, smart cards, cable broadband devices and to securely authenticate users in a VPN environment.

“PKI continues to play an important role in the security infrastructure, both as a scaleable method for strong authentication of users, services and applications, and as a key enabler of integrity for digital information on enterprise networks,” said Phil Schacter, director and senior analyst for the Burton Group. “In its upgraded RSA Keon products, RSA Security delivers a technically strong solution, accommodating customer requirements for scalability, reliability and secure Web applications and transactions.”

RSA Keon digital certificate management software is a fully interoperable, standards-based solution designed to provide an environment for authenticated, private and legally binding electronic communications and transactions. RSA Keon software delivers the production-ready features designed to provide customers with enhanced security, streamlined administration, scalability, ease-of-use, improved performance and investment protection.

“RSA Keon software is an essential component of an overall e-business strategy, helping manage secure authentication across a worldwide organization,” said John Kirby, director, Enterprise Protection Strategy at EDS. “As the need for positive user identification and protection of valuable corporate information has increased, RSA Keon software can easily administer and authenticate user access, save costs and create a more secure environment for an organization.”

RSA Security is introducing the following solutions:

RSA Keon Certificate Authority 6.0

— Designed to provide customers with greater integration with hardware security modules and a new collaborative security lockdown mechanism for administrators.

— Easier to use interface is designed to simplify administration and certificate enrollment process.

— New back-up capability is designed to provide customers with round the clock security for their critical e-business applications.

RSA Keon Security Server 5.6

— High scalability recovery process for lost or damaged encryption keys.

— Integration with third-party password management products allows the server to receive password changes from these products.

— Improved scalability and management with increased authentication throughput.

RSA Keon Desktop 5.6

— Supports RSA Keon CA for storage of encryption keys.

— High scalability recovery process for lost or damaged encryption keys.

— Extended trust functionality is designed to automate trusted certificates management in browser.

RSA Keon Web PassPort 1.1

— Supports RSA Keon CA for storage of encryption keys.

— Extended trust functionality is designed to automate trusted certificates management in browser.

— Active Directory Support.

— Automatic authenticated session timeout (important for regulations like HIPAA).

— Support for both local and central storage of credentials.

“Security is paramount as companies move their business processes to the Internet, and public key infrastructure is one of the most effective technologies available to help ensure trusted transactions,” said Bill McQuaide, vice president of product marketing at RSA Security. “These new versions of RSA Keon digital certificate management software are designed to bring increased security to organizations so they can cut costs, create new products and services, penetrate new markets and increase customer satisfaction.”

Pricing and Availability

All of the RSA Keon digital certificate software solutions are available immediately and licensed on a per user basis. For more information on the RSA Keon product line, please visit http://www.rsasecurity.com/products/keon/ or call 1-877-RSA-4900.

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(R) two-factor authentication, RSA ClearTrust(R) authorization, RSA BSAFE(R) encryption and RSA Keon digital certificate management product families. With more than one billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than ten 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 online economy. RSA Security can be reached at http://www.rsasecurity.com.

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




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