Experian Uses RSA Security Technology to Expedite Credit Checks

RSA ClearTrust® Web access management solution locks down sensitive data and allows single sign-on for multiple e-commerce services

Bedford, MA, Monday, September 23, 2002 — RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security®, today announced that Experian®, a leading global information solutions provider, is utilizing RSA ClearTrust® Web access management software to support its business-to-business Web-based products. Through the implementation of RSA ClearTrust software, Experian has streamlined its business processes and improved service for customers who access its credit information via the Web. Experian’s research demonstrates significant cost savings for customers who sign up online as opposed to time-consuming paper-based sign-ups. Web-based registrations reduce labor hours as well as the time required to get access to Experian’s services. RSA ClearTrust software provides Experian with a rules-based permissions management infrastructure for controlling customer access to its Web-based data and services. In addition, Experian is using RSA ClearTrust software to improve user experience by delivering single sign-on to multiple online services, making it easier for users to access multiple Experian applications and services.

“Experian is committed to using the best technology available to protect and secure the sensitive data under our stewardship,” said Darren Van Soye, manager of Infrastructure Development at Experian. “We also realize that our clients often need access to multiple online applications, which are best secured by a single access point.”

Experian chose RSA ClearTrust Web access management software to address its security needs. “RSA ClearTrust software is a core component of Experian’s Web access management infrastructure, and it helps us to offer the highest levels of security and convenience for our clients,” said Van Soye. “This sophisticated and scalable Web access management system allows us to protect the privacy of consumers by mitigating risks associated with online transactions.”

“Trusted identity and access management are critical issues for today’s Web-enabled commerce,” said John Worrall, vice president of worldwide marketing at RSA Security. “Organizations such as Experian can benefit from RSA ClearTrust software by streamlining business processes to improve productivity and reduce costs – while at the same time giving users controlled, secure access to Web-based data.”

About Experian
Experian® enables organizations to find the best prospects and make fast, informed decisions to improve and personalize relationships with their customers. It does this by combining sophisticated and intelligent decision-making software and systems with some of the world’s most comprehensive databases of information on consumers, businesses, motor vehicles and property. Through multichannel delivery of its Web-based products and services, Experian enables its clients to conduct secure and profitable e-business and develop state-of-the-art Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems for communicating and building relationships with customers. Experian is a subsidiary of GUS plc and has headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, Calif. Its 12,000 people support clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are approximately $1.5 billion. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.experian.com.

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 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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