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AttachmateWRQ Collaborates with Microsoft To Enhance It Security; Multi-Host Access, Integration and IT Security Leader Joins the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance to Expand Security and Business Value to Microsoft Customers Worldwide.

SEATTLE -- AttachmateWRQ(TM) today announced that it has joined the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance, a community of security providers working together to deliver additional integrated security solutions for the Microsoft platform. Through the Alliance, AttachmateWRQ and Microsoft together will develop the latest IT security enhancements designed to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of corporate data, while increasing business information sharing See data conferencing.  across the enterprise.

As part of the Alliance, AttachmateWRQ will work to ensure secure interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other.  between the Microsoft platform and other heterogeneous computing platforms See platform.  and environments.

"With over 40,000 customers worldwide, AttachmateWRQ's membership in the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance further demonstrates the company's commitment to providing customers with comprehensive security tools that meet the highest security guidelines," said Randy Robinson, senior vice president of products and marketing for AttachmateWRQ. "AttachmateWRQ's collaboration with the Microsoft SecureIT Alliance will provide an important layer of defense to customers looking to safeguard private data, secure networks and meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements Regulatory requirements are part of the process of drug discovery and drug development. Regulatory requirements describe what is necessary for a new drug to be approved for marketing in any particular country. ."

AttachmateWRQ has been delivering secure connections from Microsoft environments since 1995 through products that include EXTRA!(R), INFOConnect, Reflection(R) and more recently Reflection for Secure IT. AttachmateWRQ's security tools meet the highest levels of U.S. government security standards for encryption The reversible transformation of data from the original (the plaintext) to a difficult-to-interpret format (the ciphertext) as a mechanism for protecting its confidentiality, integrity and sometimes its authenticity. Encryption uses an encryption algorithm and one or more encryption keys.  and authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.

(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network.

"As a valued Microsoft partner, AttachmateWRQ brings over 20 years of experience securely extending IT information," said Bruce Burns, director of technical diplomacy for Microsoft. "AttachmateWRQ will play an important role in helping the Alliance deliver authentication, authorization and access control solutions, enabling their products to integrate more closely with the Microsoft platform."

Whether customers are accessing information on terminal screens, transferring files or managing remote servers, AttachmateWRQ offerings enable Microsoft customers to safeguard business critical data. In June 2005, AttachmateWRQ launched the new versions of Reflection software, a line of highly advanced and Federally-validated (FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) A series of publications issed by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that specifies information security guidelines for federal government departments and agencies.  140-2) host access products and a set of Secure Shell (SSH (Secure SHell) A security protocol for logging into a remote server. SSH provides an encrypted session for transferring files and executing server programs. Also serving as a secure client/server connection for applications such as database access and e-mail, SSH supports a ) security tools. The company also introduced Reflection for Secure IT, the first and only SSH solution to be certified for compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) Class 3 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) A framework for creating a secure method for exchanging information based on public key cryptography. The foundation of a PKI is the certificate authority (CA), which issues digital certificates that authenticate the identity of ) Public Key-Enabled (PKE PKE - public-key encryption ) application requirements.

AttachmateWRQ security offerings work collaboratively or as stand-alone tools along with the company's host integration and management products such as DATABridge(TM), e-Vantage(R), KEA!(R), NetWizard(R), Synapta(TM) and Verastream(R), enabling companies to extend the use of existing IT investments while adopting valuable new technologies to improve their businesses.

About Microsoft SecureIT Alliance

Microsoft SecureIT Alliance is a group of security partners that are working together to develop security solutions for the Microsoft platform. The SecureIT Alliance expands the security and Internet safety partnerships Microsoft has with other industry leaders and governments, including the Virus Information Alliance and the Global Infrastructure Alliance for Internet Safety. More information on the SecureIT Alliance can be found at

About AttachmateWRQ

AttachmateWRQ focuses on extending more information, to more people, in the most secure and manageable way possible. The leader in multi-host access and integration, the company enables organizations to maximize the value of their existing IT investments as they advance their long-term business and IT strategies. Headquartered in Seattle, AttachmateWRQ serves over 40,000 customers in nearly 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

Copyright (C) 2005 Attachmate Corporation. All Rights Reserved. AttachmateWRQ, the AttachmateWRQ logo, Attachmate, CryptoConnect, DATABridge, DataXpress, e-Vantage, EXTRA!, FileXpress, FileXtract, FTPlus, KEA!, myEXTRA!, NetWizard, Reflection, Synapta, Verastream, ViewMaster, WebPublish and WRQ (WRQ, Inc., Seattle, WA, A software company that specialized in terminal emulation and NT-Unix integration products. Founded in 1981 as Walker Richer and Quinn, Inc., a consulting firm in minicomputer and mainframe applications, it introduced an HP terminal emulator for the  are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Attachmate Corporation, in the USA and other countries. Some Reflection products include software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit ( Reflection for Secure IT includes software developed by F-Secure Corporation. Portions Copyright (C) 1996-2004 F-Secure Corporation. INFOConnect is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation (company) Unisys Corporation - The company formed in 1984-5 when Burroughs Corporation merged with Sperry Corporation. This was when the phrase "dinosaurs mating" was coined. . All other trademarks, trade names, or company names referenced herein are used for identification only and are the property of their respective owners. Patents pending.
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