TriCipher Receives Investment from Intel Capital

SAN FRANCISCO, CA., RSA Conference 2005 (Booth #1504) – February 15, 2005 — TriCipher, Inc., the innovator of strong authentication for the real world, today announced that Intel Capital joined in the second round equity financing from Trident Capital, ArrowPath Venture Capital and Wasatch Venture Capital, which was also announced today. In conjunction with the funding, Intel and TriCipher have entered into a technical and marketing cooperation agreement associated with Intel’s Digital Office initiative.

“Strong user authentication helps IT departments better secure their systems, safeguarding them against attacks such as phishing,” said David Grawrock, principle engineer and security architect for Intel’s Platform Architecture and Solution Division. “Intel’s plan to bolster the digital enterprise with silicon-based technology is complemented by TriCipher’s strong authentication solution. Additionally, TriCipher will use leading Intel server technology.” Grawrock will join the TriCipher Technical Advisory Board and Intel Capital will have a board observer on TriCipher’s Corporate Board.

“Authentication is in a state of crisis today, and legacy strong authentication solutions have clearly proved undeployable at any scale,” said Ravi Ganesan, Founder and CEO, TriCipher Inc. “By complementing the leading edge work Intel is doing in this space we continue to further improve our TriCipher Armored Credential System.”

About TriCipher, Inc.

TriCipher, Inc. provides strong authentication for the real world. The first authentication system that issues multiple types of credentials from a single infrastructure, the TriCipher Armored Credential Systemâ„? (TACS) allows for authentication strength to change in response to new threats without any infrastructure changes. Our patented technology fills the gap between authentication systems that are either not secure enough or too hard to use and deploy. TriCipher’s innovative approach to strong multi-factor authentication protects against phishing and eliminates dictionary attacks. Founded in 2000, TriCipher is headquartered in San Mateo, California. The Company was incubated as NSD Security before launching as a separate entity in 2005. Investors in TriCipher are ArrowPath Venture Capital, Intel® Capital, Trident Ventures and Wasatch Venture Partners. For more information, please visit or email

About Intel Capital
Intel Capital, Intel’s strategic investment program, focuses on making equity investments and acquisitions to grow the Internet economy in support of Intel’s strategic interests. Intel Capital invests in hardware, software and services companies in several market segments, including computing, networking, and wireless communications. For more information, visit

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