Rainbow Technologies Publishes the “eBook on Authentication Technologies”

Free Comprehensive Information Resource on Issues and Technology for Today’s Authentication Solutions Available on Rainbow’s Web Site

IRVINE, CA, September 17, 2002 – Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNBO) company, today announced the availability of an online “eBook” on authentication technologies, a free information resource for security-aware organizations. The Rainbow eBook on Authentication is available at www.rainbow.com/eBook/index and can be downloaded for WindowsCE and Palm OS-based personal digital assistants (PDAs), as well as all popular eBook platforms.

The eBook features easy to navigate Web pages that take readers through authentication basics, authentication technology, industry-specific applications and case studies to show how today’s security-minded companies and organizations are deploying popular authentication technologies.

“This began as an internal informational tool for our sales department and we quickly realized that this eBook met a need our partners and customers had – to learn more about authentication,” said Eileen Angel, strategic marketing manager-components, Rainbow eSecurity. “Rainbow has supplied more than 28 million authentication hardware devices to more than 30,000 customers since 1984. As the world’s leading provider of USB authentication keys, we are well-positioned to help security-aware organizations learn more about authentication.”

Rainbow’s iKey is the industry’s leading family of USB-based Web authentication keys, and is available in two product series – the iKey 1000 for Windows 2000 environments and the iKey 2000 for PKI and high-assurance environments The iKey is certified for Microsoft’s Window Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) as being compliant with Microsoft Windows environments. The iKey is also certified as “ca smart” by Computer Associates and has achieved interoperability certification from leading security software companies such as Entrust and Check Point.

The iKey USB authentication key has won several awards in the past few years Most recently, the iKey was singled out for an “Editor’s Special” Award at the 2002 Secure Computing Reader Trust and Academy Awards. In addition, the iKey received a “highly commended” designation for “Best Encryption Solution” and was a finalist for “Best Network Security Solution” awards, respectively.

About Rainbow Technologies
Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of information security solutions for the Internet, eCommerce, mCommerce, content protection, software distribution and high-assurance communications. Rainbow’s core technology includes: instant private Web (IPW); software security; custom high-assurance security hardware; Web server acceleration; PKI-based security; network authentication; complete eBusiness services; and content/transaction security solutions. With headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Rainbow maintains offices and authorized distributors throughout the world. For more information, visit the Web site at www.rainbow.com.

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