Manufacturers Trust RSA BSAFE® Security Software to Protect Customer Privacy, Help Avoid Theft and Comply with Cable-Industry Standards
BEDFORD, Mass., June 18, 2002 — RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security®, today announced it has strengthened its position as a broadband security market leader by providing DOCSISÃ¢â€ž? (data over cable system-interface standard)-compliant security tools and services to an expanding list of leading cable modem and set-top box providers. Cable modem manufacturers have chosen RSA BSAFE® security software to help secure their broadband Internet connections, enabling them to meet the highest levels of reliability, performance and compliance to DOCSIS 1.0 and DOCSIS 1.1 security standards. RSA BSAFE software bundles all the public key infrastructure (PKI) and encryption technology required for an effective implementation, reducing risk, cost and accelerating time to market.
RSA BSAFE-secured modems and set-top boxes allow cable operators to reduce service theft and protect the quality of service through technology that authenticates user identity before allowing access, as well as encrypt all data traffic on the cable broadband network. This also benefits consumers using RSA BSAFE-secured modems for broadband connections. They can feel confident that their neighbors are not eavesdropping on their e-mail correspondence and e-commerce transactions.
Leading broadband businesses using RSA BSAFE software include:
– Askey International Corp.
– Correlant Communications
– Eumitcom Technology
– General Instrument
– iCable System
– Pace Micro
– Philips Semiconductor
– Texas Instruments
– Thomson Multimedia
RSA BSAFE software delivers a reliable, comprehensive security solution at a low cost to the manufacturer. “Our efforts are placed in the research and development of high-end interactive video and broadband communication systems. When it came time to implement security in our products, we remained focused on our expertise and were confident that the time-tested and proven RSA BSAFE encryption software would provide a high level of security to our customers,” said Benjamin Fong, president of PowerCom. “It also reduced the amount of memory needed for security to be built inside the modem which allowed us to build more competitive features into our modems.”
DOCSIS 1.0 and 1.1 compliance is fast becoming a key requirement for cable modem customers. “We need to provide modems with built-in, DOCSIS 1.0 and 1.1-compliant security measures,” said Conrad Grell, vice president of marketing, Correlant. “The RSA BSAFE solution eases compliance by providing a comprehensive security solution, which helps to assure our customers that our products are secure, reliable and comply to industry standards.”
Many of these businesses also use RSA Security Professional Services consulting to help create a fully-automated operation for digital certificate processing and management. Coupled with RSA BSAFE software and RSA Professional Services integration and training, modem products can be designed to meet new security standards and increase performance and reliability while enabling high-speed Internet access.
“It is imperative that our customers have the tools available to secure their products for both the users’ and provider’s sake,” said John Worrall, vice president of marketing at RSA Security. “We are pleased to be able to offer the tools the broadband market needs to rapidly deliver top-of-the-line products that conform to the highest level of industry security standards.”
About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps organizations build trusted e-business processes through its RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication, RSA ClearTrust® Web access management, RSA BSAFE encryption and RSA Keon® digital certificate management product families. With approximately one billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than 12 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 www.rsasecurity.com.
RSA, BSAFE, ClearTrust, Keon, SecurID and The Most Trusted Name in e-Security are registered trademarks of RSA Security Inc. DOCSIS is a trademark of CableLabs. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.