RSA Security Teams with Accenture to Deliver Identity and Access Management

Global leaders combine strengths to help customers reduce costs and speed deployment

RSA® CONFERENCE 2003, AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Monday, November 03, 2003 — RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security®, today announced that it has teamed with Accenture to offer customers a rapidly deployable solution to prevent unauthorized access to company computer networks.

The new system, called the Accelerated I&AM Delivery Solution, delivers a robust, secure and scalable identity management infrastructure — authentication, access control, single sign-on, user administration and user provisioning — based upon a rapid implementation methodology. Accenture and RSA Security were joined by Thor® Technologies Inc., the secure enterprise provisioning expertâ„?, in collaborating on the end-to-end solution.

“This new delivery solution will speed identity and access management uptime,” said Scott Schnell, senior vice president of sales, marketing and professional services at RSA Security. “The combination of RSA Security’s best-of-breed identity and access management technology and Accenture’s deep worldwide systems integration expertise offers companies across the globe a compelling new return on investment for enterprise security.”

The Accelerated I&AM Delivery Solution includes RSA ClearTrust® software which allows organizations to cost-effectively manage secure access via web applications within intranets, extranets, portals and exchange infrastructures through a transparent, single sign-on (SSO) feature.

“Identity security and access management are critical business issues in all industries,” said Dr. Alastair MacWillson, global head of the security practice at Accenture. “This global alliance gives our customers the ability to quickly and efficiently deploy centralized management of digital identities and user access rights.”

Following the initial implementation, RSA Security, Accenture and Thor Technologies will tailor a phased implementation plan for each client. Accenture has developed numerous assets to support the Accelerated I&AM Delivery Solution, including a rapid implementation methodology and cost effective delivery aids.

“RSA Security’s relationship with Accenture demonstrates our commitment to helping global organizations quickly and securely derive quantifiable business value from their identity management system – including reduced costs, enhanced revenue opportunities and increased user productivity,” added Schnell.

Thor’s Xellerate® secure enterprise provisioning system complements RSA ClearTrust software by ensuring that users are connected to the systems and applications they need, quickly and securely. Xellerate manages the complete user identity lifecycle within these systems and applications by automatically creating user profiles and access rights. The two systems are tightly integrated to provide an end-to-end identity and access management solution.

About RSA Security Inc.
With more than 13,000 customers around the globe, RSA Security provides interoperable solutions for establishing online identities, access rights and privileges for people, applications and devices. Built to work seamlessly and transparently in complex environments, the company’s comprehensive portfolio of identity and access management solutions – including authentication, Web access management and developer solutions – is designed to allow customers to confidently exploit new technologies for competitive advantage. RSA Security’s strong reputation is built on its history of ingenuity and leadership, proven technologies and long-standing relationships with more than 1,000 technology partners. For more information, please visit

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