RSA Security Helps Authentica Secure Its Suite of Content Security Software

Authentica Integrates RSA BSAFE® Encryption Software Into All Applications Used to Protect Intellectual Property and Confidential Communications

BEDFORD, Mass., August 14, 2002 — RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security®, today announced that Authentica, Inc., a leading provider of content security software, has embedded RSA BSAFE® Cert-C encryption software into its entire line of software, including its newest offering, Authentica® Content Security Server. Authentica helps enable its customers to protect e-mail, electronic documents, and Web content both during delivery and after, offering dynamic lifecycle control over the viewing, copying, printing and forwarding of protected content. Authentica selected RSA BSAFE technology based on its reputation within the industry and the confidence that the encryption software would meet the rigorous standards demanded by Authentica customers.

Authentica’s customers include Bank of America, Corning, Ford Motor Company, KPMG Consulting, Maersk, Microsoft, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Peregrine Systems, TRW, United Healthcare, and leading government intelligence agencies. They are using Authentica’s software to ensure that only authorized personnel view sensitive messages and valuable information. To meet these organizations’ expectations, Authentica depends upon RSA BSAFE technology to provide strong encryption to help protect the transmission of e-mail and ensure authorized access to vital documents. The company’s newest product, Authentica Content Security Server, is the first Web application that offers two protection levels: Secure Delivery, for point-to-point information security, and Secure Content, for continuous information protection after delivery. Organizations or individual users can apply the appropriate level of content protection on a message-by-message or document-by-document basis.

In addition to protecting the integrity of messages during transmission, Authentica applications use RSA BSAFE encryption software to help protect e-mails throughout the entire life cycle of the message. Authentica also uses RSA BSAFE software to provide a message audit trail that increases the ability to track and account for e-mail transmissions – a critical feature in today’s e-business environment.

“Authentica customers demand the highest level of security and performance, and as a result, subject our software to rigorous testing to ensure our products meet their standards,” said Allen Rogers, vice president of engineering, at Authentica. “We needed a mature, proven encryption technology tailored for our programming environment that matched our customers’ security and performance requirements. RSA Security’s reputation, along with its ability to deliver consistently within the time frames needed, were the key factors in selecting our encryption provider. RSA BSAFE software consistently delivers the security, performance and reliability that our customers demand.”

Based on open standards and thoroughly tested for multi-vendor interoperability, RSA BSAFE Cert-C encryption software is built to provide all the certificate processing and cryptographic software that developers need for building digital certificate-enabled applications. The software development kit includes software libraries, sample code and documentation that can significantly reduce the amount of work and expertise required to perform cryptographic security procedures with certificates. Using RSA BSAFE encryption software, developers can depend upon a tool that is engineered to simplify the development of applications that manage digital certificates and integrate into a public key infrastructure.

“Authentica software plays a vital role by protecting information for government agencies and businesses, providing them with the confidence to transition their sensitive communications to the online environment,” said John Worrall, vice president of marketing at RSA Security. “We continue to work closely with companies like Authentica to ensure all applications powered by RSA BSAFE software set the standard for security and performance within this growing and evolving market.”

About Authentica
Headquartered in Waltham, MA, Authentica, Inc. is a leading provider of content security software for protecting valuable and confidential information shared within and beyond corporate boundaries. The company’s suite of enterprise-ready products combines patented dynamic rights management capabilities with industry standard encryption, authentication and access controls. Designed for a wide range of applications, Authentica’s products ensure the most secure delivery of information and provide continuous control over content even after it’s delivered to recipients. Authentica provides its product suite to the manufacturing, technology, healthcare, financial and legal industries as well as government intelligence agencies. Authentica investors include 3i, AXENT/Symantec, Canaan Partners, Greylock, Intel 64 Fund, North Bridge, Norwest Venture Partners, JP Morgan, and Venrock. For additional information, please visit or contact us at (781) 487-2600.

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

RSA, BSAFE, ClearTrust, Keon, SecurID and The Most Trusted Name in e-Security are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.

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