Sigaba Surpasses Secure Messaging Industry Benchmarks; Receives FIPS 140-2 Certification

San Mateo, CA — July 13, 2004 — Secure Data in Motion, dba Sigaba®, the leading provider of secure messaging solutions, today announced it has been awarded FIPS 140-2 certification for the Sigaba Security Library, Version 1.2, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communication Security Establishment (CSE). All products by Sigaba exclusively use this library for cryptographic operations, and it therefore covers all current and future products.

According to Charles Kolodgy, research director for security products at IDC: “Trust is a key requirement in security. Customers demand trustworthy suppliers, They need to trust that products perform as advertised. This is a paramount selection criteria when choosing a security solution, especially one that secures critical communications. By achieving FIPS 140-2 certification on the Sigaba Security Library (used in all their products), Sigaba provides validated trust. Customers can be comforted by the fact that all Sigaba products are powered by a FIPS 140-2-certified library, irrespective of the system hardware or operating system.”

Sigaba is the only secure messaging company with FIPS 140-2 certification for a library that is used throughout all of its e-communications products—e-mail, instant messaging and statements.

“The most important aspect of any security product is the implementation of cryptographic operations and random number generations,” said Jahan Moreh, chief security architect of Sigaba. “Although these may appear to be simple and straightforward, implementations are actually very specialized. A single mistake in implementation can lead to disastrous consequences. By undergoing this independent and rigorous government-sponsored FIPS 140-2 testing and certification process, customers are assured that every Sigaba solution is based on rigorous security.”

FIPS is considered the cryptographic benchmark for government agencies in the U.S. and Canada, and is becoming the de facto standard internationally. And, FIPS 140-2 is the highest level of qualification possible; products undergo particularly rigorous testing by an accredited independent lab that satisfies the government’s high standards.

Sigaba’s FIPS-approved algorithms include Triple-DES, AES, SHA-1, HMAC-SHA-1, RSA, Diffie-Hellman, Triple DES/ECB mode and DSA. Sigaba solutions are comprehensive, integrated and proven; products have the broadest capabilities and functionality, yet are best known for being the easiest to use, deploy and administer. Sigaba is also the only platform based upon open and next-generation industry standards, such as federated identity management, assuring investment protection and a rapid ROI.

“In the secure messaging marketplace, Sigaba and its products continue to outdistance, outshine and outclass every other product and vendor,” said Lorraine DeToro, senior systems administrator at $2.1 billion Middletown, Conn.-based Liberty Bank.

The complete Sigaba certificate can be viewed at: http://csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/140-1/140crt/140crt440.pdf.

ABOUT SIGABA
Secure Data in Motion Inc., dba Sigaba, is the leading provider of secure message management solutions, including e-mail, instant messaging and document delivery, for the enterprise market. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, the company was recently named by SC Magazine and CIO Magazine as the “Company to Watch.” Sigaba Secure E-mail, Sigaba Secure Statements and Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging are the most flexible, easy-to-use solutions for securing all corporate, financial services, healthcare and government communications over the Internet and wireless networks. The company’s Liberty-enabled and SAML-compliant standards-based solutions support next generation messaging; secure messages can be sent to virtually anyone, anywhere, without requiring users to download special software. Sigaba (sï-g??-ba) takes its name from the SIGABA encryption machine, used by the U.S. during and after World War II. It was the only device of its kind that was never compromised by the enemy. Additional information about Sigaba can be found at http://www.sigaba.com or by calling 1-800-475-8226.




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