RSA Security Introduces RSA ClearTrust 5.0, One of the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Web Access Management Solutions

RSA ClearTrust® 5.0 software introduces new features designed to improve usability, interoperability and security for Trusted Identity and Access Management

Bedford, MA, Tuesday, October 08, 2002 — RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security®, today announced the availability of RSA ClearTrust® 5.0 software, which incorporates significant new usability, interoperability and security enhancements into the company’s award-winning Web access management solution. The new software is designed to allow companies to easily secure and manage trusted user identities and access privileges across heterogeneous e-business environments. Early accolades from RSA Security customers and industry analysts have centered on the solution’s state-of-the-art Graphical User Interface (GUI), advanced interoperability through Security Assertion Mark-up Language (SAML) support and stronger inter-component security using RSA BSAFE® encryption and RSA Keon® digital certificate management solutions.

“RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software raises the bar in the industry for Web access management solutions. The standards-based approach to implementing Web single sign-on helps us maintain a faster, seamless experience for our employees and business partners,” said Kurtis Keling, Senior Security Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kansas City. “In addition, we are very pleased with the dramatically improved Graphical User Interface (GUI) and are confident that it will help us to achieve an even greater ROI from our investment in RSA ClearTrust software.”

The RSA ClearTrust 5.0 solution helps organizations lower operating costs and securely extend their e-business infrastructure to take advantage of untapped market opportunities. The RSA ClearTrust 5.0 solution introduces a new approach to administration and user management with an intuitive Web-based interface that utilizes today’s most widely used Web navigation techniques, significantly reducing training and overall staffing requirements. The RSA ClearTrust 5.0 solution also supports the SAML specification, the industry standard for exchanging authentication, attribute and authorization information, allowing organizations to enable secure Web single sign-on to applications within organizations as well as across companies.

“Access management Web single-sign on solutions are being engaged, with growing momentum, in organizations worldwide to address internal audiences and grow external ebusiness initiatives,” said Chris Christiansen, IDC Vice President of Security Products and Infrastructure Software. “To gain ROI on this investment, organizations have to show productivity and administration benefits. With its attention to usability and lowering administrative overhead, RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software can affect ROI by laying the groundwork for the next generation of access management solutions.”

New Features & Functionality
RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software is designed to help organizations easily implement and manage secure Web SSO and identity management solutions across heterogeneous environments. Some of the key enhancements include:

Enhanced Usability

Unparalleled ease of use: RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software sets new standards in ease of use through a new administrative GUI that mirrors typical Web navigation techniques and supports international localization.

Enhanced end-user experience: RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software enables user familiarity through personalization of Web content by making it easier to integrate user-specific data to Web-based applications. Advanced Interoperability

SAML support: Included in the RSA ClearTrust 5.0 release is support for the SAML 1.0 specification, an XML framework for exchanging authentication, attribute and authorization information for secure SSO.

Enhanced integration and investment protection: RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software provides native support for both database and directory user repositories, as well as improved API functionality for custom integration. Stronger Security

Integrated inter-component security: The RSA ClearTrust 5.0 release features inter-component security using RSA BSAFE software for SSL session encryption and RSA Keon software for component authentication.

Improved password management: RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software provides additional password management services to map to a customer’s existing and/or desired password policies.

“RSA ClearTrust 5.0 software is a monumental development in Web access management technology,” said Joe Uniejewski, Senior Vice President for the Web Access Management Division at RSA Security. “The new GUI is designed to help our customers do more with less. It’s so intuitive that required training is minimal and administrative tasks, such as securing applications and managing users, can be done quickly and efficiently. In addition, our integration enhancements with the RSA ClearTrust 5.0 release make deployment less resource-intensive. The resulting boost in productivity is exactly what our customers need to be successful in today’s competitive business climate.”

Pricing and Availability
RSA ClearTrust 5.0 Web access management software is available immediately. For more information about RSA ClearTrust software, please visit or call 1-877-RSA-4900.

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.




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