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RSA Security Delivers Information Security Solutions to Record Number of Customers in the Second Quarter of 2006

  • 25 July, 2006 17:03

<p>More Than 6,600 Customers, including First Horizon National Corporation, Harcourt Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and TSB Bank Select Company’s Products and Services</p>
<p>RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS) today announced that a record amount of customers – more than 6,600 in total, including approximately 900 new customers – selected its enterprise, consumer and data security solutions in the second quarter of 2006. As of June 30, 2006, more than 21,000 organisations worldwide have selected the company’s award-winning line of solutions designed to effectively protect identities and digital assets.</p>
<p>New customers:</p>
<p>An RSA Enterprise Solutions Division customer selected several identity and access management products from RSA Security: First Horizon National Corporation, a division of First Tennessee Bank National Association, provides financial services to individuals and business customers through hundreds of offices located in more than 40 states. First Horizon made an investment in RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication technology and recently purchased RSA® Access Manager to provide its relationship managers and brokers with both secure remote access and managed web access to online resources. The firm also purchased RSA® Federated Identity Manager with the intention of using it internally.</p>
<p>A new RSA Consumer Solutions Division customer, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, comments on its ability to rapidly respond to online threats, thanks to RSA Security technology: “We purchased RSA® FraudAction SM anti-phishing and anti-pharming services from RSA Security; this technology immediately became a tremendous asset to the credit union and our membership, as part of our ongoing efforts to protect our customers from online security threats,” said Steve Ramey, Manager of Information Technology, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, a financial institution with US$450 million assets serving a 13-county community in the Tennessee Valley. “Not long after signing up with RSA Security, our network experienced a phishing attack. We didn’t have to wait long for a resolution, as RSA Security worked to shut down the phishing attack in less than an hour. This is the kind of incident response rate we need to confidently offer secure online services to our customers.”</p>
<p>Another new customer, Data Guard Systems addresses its purchase of encryption technology – intended to protect data – from the RSA Data Security Division: “We recently purchased RSA BSAFE® Crypto-C Micro Edition technology to enhance security measures for our CellularManager® application and lock down the sensitive data on our servers using 256-bit encryption. Since we are hosting sensitive consumer data within our infrastructure, we wanted to make sure that no one could make use of the data on our servers in the event of a network breach,” said Timothy Maliyil, President and CEO, Data Guard Systems, a leading developer and marketer of online business management software. “Data security is incredibly important to us, and I am confident that our information is safe within the systems using the encryption libraries from the RSA BSAFE solution.”</p>
<p>Additional customer successes in the second quarter of 2006 include:</p>
<p>Enterprise Solutions</p>
<p>New and existing customers selected a broad range of two-factor authentication solutions, as well as web access and federated identity management technology designed to protect access to valuable online information. These customers include:</p>
<p>• Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City built a self-service Web portal in 2005 for members, healthcare providers and brokers to quickly access insurance and personal health information and implemented RSA Access Manager to protect the portal against unauthorised access. “RSA Access Manager has helped us to securely manage our online user population – now totaling 300,000 – as well as promote compliance, integrate with systems such our Citrix environment, and keep costs down with less phone support,” according to Belinda Thompson, Senior Security Analyst, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the area’s largest healthcare provider with 900,000 members. “We have recently purchased additional RSA Access Manager software to continue to protect our most sensitive assets – our customer’s private health data. We also continue to use RSA SecurID tokens for our off-site employees for secure and convenient remote access to the company intranet from home or while traveling.”</p>
<p>• Harcourt Inc.: “We have made an additional investment in RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology to provide employees with secure remote access to our enterprise network through our Nortel VPN to help protect the company’s valuable intellectual property,” said Blake Logan, Information Technology Risk Officer at Harcourt Inc., a leading educational materials publisher and service provider serving schools, teachers and students around the globe. “RSA Security is helping Harcourt by eliminating static, insecure passwords and allowing us to safely partner with third parties outside the traditional 'perimeter' of our network.”</p>
<p>• HealthWyse is a privately-owned software and services company dedicated to the home care and hospice market. In the second quarter of 2006, HealthWyse selected RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology in order to provide stronger security for the company’s integrated clinical and financial application, which customer agencies use to operate their businesses. RSA SecurID technology – delivered via an application service provider (ASP) model – is integrated into the CallWyse telephony solution, which provides an efficient means of documentation and location verification for home care aides, clinicians, volunteers and clergy.</p>
<p>• Riemer &amp; Braunstein is a Boston-based law firm that specialises in meeting the needs of financial institutions, individuals, and corporations and businesses of all sizes. In the second quarter of 2006, Riemer &amp; Braunstein selected the RSA SecurID Appliance, as the firm migrates away from an ActivIdentity® solution. Riemer &amp; Braunstein expects to leverage the appliance with both RSA SecurID Tokens for Blackberry™ Handhelds, as well as RSA SecurID hardware tokens. RSA SecurID technology integration with a broad range of third-party solutions was a core benefit which led Riemer &amp; Braunstein to select the RSA Security solution.</p>
<p>• The Golden Empire Association of Realtors® in California selected RSA SecurID technology, as part of the Rapattoni Secure Logon service, to provide stronger security for its multiple listing service (MLS). The Bakersfield Association of Realtors® recognised the importance of strongly protecting private real estate data, and selected the integrated solution from RSA Security and Rapattoni Corporation to help ensure that only authorised members are able to access its MLS database. The rollout of the system is planned for this summer.</p>
<p>• William Blair &amp; Company: “We purchased the RSA SecurID for Microsoft® Windows® solution as a replacement for simple password security to the corporate network. Password-only security was complicated to manage and presented security risks, and so we needed a solution to not only increase security, but to also simplify the process and create a consistent user login experience,” said Chris Rogers, William Blair &amp; Company, a Chicago-based investment firm offering investment banking, asset management, equity research, institutional and private brokerage services. “We are planning to use the RSA SecurID for Microsoft Windows solution for all 900 employees, installed on all desktops within the firm, and on all laptops used to access the network through our Citrix®-based environment.”</p>
<p>Consumer Solutions</p>
<p>New and existing customers selected anti-fraud, anti-phishing and adaptive authentication solutions to secure online banking environments. These customers include:</p>
<p>• Eglin Federal Credit Union, a US$940 million credit union with 106,000 members, deployed the RSA FraudAction anti-phishing and anti-pharming service to minimise their members’ exposure to fraud and online attacks. “Having a reputable company provide 24x7 monitoring and shutdown services globally was critical to our selection of RSA Security as a technology partner”, remarked Jerry Williams, Chief Information Officer, Eglin Federal Credit Union.</p>
<p>• Mid America Bank, a subsidiary of MAF Bancorp, headquartered in Illinois with total assets of approximately US$11.5 billion, operates a network of 82 banking offices throughout Chicago and Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Mid America Bank has deployed the RSA FraudAction anti-phishing and anti-pharming service. “The RSA FraudAction anti-fraud solution is an important and valuable addition to Mid America Bank’s information security program,” remarked Patrick Armand, Mid America Bank’s Information Security Officer. “RSA FraudAction service and our upcoming RSA Security multi-factor authentication solution will help protect our customers’ confidential information and allow us to prevent, detect, and disrupt fraudulent online activities.”</p>
<p>• TSB Bank, 100% New Zealand owned and rated New Zealand’s Best Bank for the past six years, has chosen RSA SecurID two-factor authentication to help make its Internet banking secure. The provision of TSB Bank branded RSA SecurID tokens to its customers continues a tradition of technology leadership and further enhances the level of protection TSB Bank provides its customers.</p>
<p>Data Security Solutions</p>
<p>RSA Security customers who selected data security solutions to protect invaluable assets with encryption technology include:</p>
<p>• NetManage, Inc., a software company that provides solutions for integrating, Web enabling and accessing enterprise information systems, recently purchased RSA BSAFE SSL-C Micro Edition and RSA BSAFE SSL-J Micro Edition software to provide additional encryption capabilities and FIPS 140-2 compliance within its terminal emulation and file transfer software products.</p>
<p>• SupplyScape, inventor of E-Pedigree software used to secure pharmaceuticals from counterfeiting and diversion, has made a further investment in the RSA BSAFE Crypto-J developer tools. By leveraging the E-Pedigree document authenticity, integrity and non-repudiation provided by FIPS validated crypto functions, pharmaceutical companies, drug wholesalers and pharmacies increase patient safety by certifying each step in the supply chain as the drugs move from the manufacturer to the pharmacy shelf.</p>
<p>“With a record breaking number of sales worldwide during the past quarter, RSA Security has proven itself to be a strong leader in providing information security solutions to help secure remote access to networks, protect critical data and secure the identities of millions of business users and consumers worldwide,” said John Worrall, senior vice president of marketing at RSA Security. “In addition to new customers who have made purchasing decisions based on our innovative technology, our existing customers continue to reinvest and layer on new solutions as a testament to the value and added security we have been bringing to their organisations.”</p>
<p>About RSA Security Inc.</p>
<p>RSA Security Inc. is the expert in protecting online identities and digital assets. The inventor of core security technologies for the Internet, the Company leads the way in strong authentication, encryption and anti-fraud protection, bringing trust to millions of user identities and the transactions that they perform. RSA Security’s portfolio of award-winning identity &amp; access management solutions helps businesses to establish who’s who online – and what they can do.</p>
<p>With a strong reputation built on a 20-year history of ingenuity, leadership and proven technologies, we serve more than 21,000 customers – including financial institutions representing hundreds of millions of consumers around the globe – and interoperate with over 1,000 technology and integration partners. For more information, please visit</p>
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<p>RSA, RSA Security, BSAFE, FraudAction, and SecurID are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. CellularManager and/or any other Data Guard Systems products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademark of Data Guard Systems, Inc. in the U.S.A. ActivIdentity is a registered trademark of ActivIdentity Corp. The BlackBerry family of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. BlackBerry is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be pending or registered in other countries. Citrix is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are either registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies.
Media Contacts</p>
<p>Sarah Mulvin</p>
<p>(02) 9212-3848</p>
<p>Hwei Oh</p>
<p>RSA Security Australia Pty Ltd</p>
<p>(02) 9463-8407</p>

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