Security Dynamics Teams with Worldtalk and VeriSign to Provide SecurMessage Solution.
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 1997--
Combination of Leading Technologies Offers Most Secure Method
for Exchanging Email Over the Internet
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(2) (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman) A highly secure cryptography method by RSA Security, Inc., Bedford, MA (www.rsa.com), a division of EMC Corporation since 2006. It uses a two-part key. cryptographic technology, today announced the SecurMessage email security solution. SecurMessage integrates the WorldSecure Server, Client and NetTalk directory from Worldtalk Corporation (NASDAQ:WTLK), VeriSign OnSite, an enterprise digital certificate solution from VeriSign, Inc., and SecurID user authentication See authentication. technology from Security Dynamics to create a secure email network within the corporation, and with remote offices, trading partners and customers. SecurMessage is designed to ensure the privacy and integrity of information by ensuring that email messages are read only by designated recipients, regardless of their email platform.
"As companies increasingly use email and messaging applications to communicate and share confidential files over the Internet, the Internet, the, international computer network linking together thousands of individual networks at military and government agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, industrial and financial corporations of all sizes, and commercial enterprises ability to identify and authenticate users becomes critical," said Dave Power, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at Security Dynamics. "The combination of Worldtalk's email firewall and S/MIME See MIME. client, VeriSign's certificate service and Security Dynamics' user authentication technology makes SecurMessage the most secure and reliable method for exchanging email over the Internet."
The SecurMessage solution incorporates technology from leading security vendors for securing already-deployed enterprise email and groupware applications. SecurMessage is a security overlay, providing security to most email systems an organizations has deployed, including Internet mail See Internet e-mail service. , client-server mail, LAN-based mail and legacy mail systems. This makes it unnecessary for organizations to replace their existing investments in email and groupware infrastructure, and eliminates the need for retraining re·train
tr. & intr.v. re·trained, re·train·ing, re·trains
To train or undergo training again.
re·train end users on a new email system.
"SecurMessage is fulfilling a critical need within the enterprise by providing a solution that addresses a number of security threats to corporate messaging systems in addition to protecting email communication over the Internet," said Sathvik Krishnamurthy, vice president of product planning Product Planning is the ongoing process of identifying and articulating market requirements that define a product’s feature set. See also
"Securing corporate email systems is vital as companies increasingly turn to IP-based networks as the major transport mechanism for sharing information within and between enterprises," said Stratton Sclavos Stratton Sclavos (born 1961) was chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of VeriSign, the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, until his resignation on May 29, 2007. , president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of VeriSign, Inc. "SecurMessage provides key technologies from the leading providers of security solutions to make it possible for companies to share information over the Internet securely and confidently."
Integration of Leading Security Technologies
SecurMessage includes Worldtalk's new WorldSecure Server, a software solution to protect corporate email systems. WorldSecure Server provides large and mid-size companies with the tools to centrally define and enforce email security and encryption policies for all users and departments within their organization. WorldSecure Server is an email firewall that is the industry's first comprehensive solution integrating a number of security features, including server-based S/MIME encryption and digital signature, virus protection, SPAM prevention, Internet access See how to access the Internet. control, content filtering See Web filtering and parental control software. and desktop policy management. In addition, SecurMessage includes Worldtalk's award-winning S/MIME desktop application, WorldSecure Client. By using S/MIME technology - the secure email standard from a consortium of companies led by RSA - SecurMessage provides email privacy and retains email integrity.
The addition of Worldtalk's NetTalk to SecurMessage adds a robust Intranet email and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) A protocol used to access a directory listing. LDAP support is implemented in Web browsers and e-mail programs, which can query an LDAP-compliant directory. directory server. Customers using SecurMessage can use NetTalk to store and manage X.509 digital certificates. NetTalk provides connectivity among Lotus cc:Mail and Notes, Microsoft Mail An earlier and simple messaging system from Microsoft that runs on PC and AppleTalk networks. Gateways are available to a variety of mail systems including X.400, PROFS and MHS. Microsoft Mail-enabled applications are written to the MAPI programming interface. See Microsoft Exchange. and Exchange, Netscape Mail and Directory Server, Novell Groupwise GroupWise is a cross-platform collaborative software product from Novell, Inc. offering e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging and document management. Summary
GroupWise can operate on a number of server and workstation platforms. and Internet Mail systems. Organizations can use NetTalk to migrate from legacy mail to standards-based mail systems.
SecurMessage also provides built-in capability for submitting a certificate request to VeriSign, the leading commercial certificate authority. By incorporating VeriSign's recently introduced OnSite Service into SecurMessage, companies can set up their own Certificate Authority (CA) quickly, easily and inexpensively. OnSite provides all of the certificate lifecycle services, applications support, and management tools required to operate a robust business-class CA. By adding certificate technology to SecurMessage, users can be assured that messages arrive unaltered and unreadable by anyone other than the intended recipient.
In order to establish trust between users of these certificates, SecurMessage also incorporates Security Dynamics' SecurID user authentication technology. Although certificates offer an important level of identity and authorization, they do not address a fundamental problem: authentication. Because access to certificates is generally based on static passwords, users cannot be properly identified. Passwords can be easily cracked or compromised by hackers, making the entire email communication suspect.
SecurMessage eliminates this problem by adding SecurID token technology. Using SecurID, SecurMessage guards against unauthorized access through the use of a credit card-sized token that displays a randomly generated access code that changes every 60 seconds. To access the network, the user enters his or her secret personal identification number (PIN) followed by the current code displayed on the SecurID token. This information represents a one-time passcode that is transmitted to Security Dynamics' ACE/Server network security software for verification. This implementation of a two-factor authentication The use of two independent mechanisms for authentication; for example, requiring a smart card and a password. The combination is less likely to allow abuse than either component alone. See authentication. scheme provides a high level of security substantially greater than traditional passwords systems.
Pricing and Availability
SecurMessage is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 1997 from Security Dynamics. Pricing varies according to according to
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2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
About Worldtalk Corporation
Worldtalk Corporation is a leading provider of directory-based messaging and security solutions that support organizations in transforming intranets into secure, robust and cost-effective platforms for business-critical applications and electronic commerce. Worldtalk's solutions are designed to enable organizations to build, expand and secure full service intranets, while leveraging their existing infrastructure. Worldtalk is headquartered at 5155 Old Ironsides Old Ironsides: see Constitution, ship.
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Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba. , CA and can be reached at (408) 567-1500. Additional product and company information can be obtained at http://www.worldtalk.com .
About VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the world's leading Internet Certification Authority See CA. , a trusted third party In cryptography, a trusted third party (TTP) is an entity which facilitates interactions between two parties who both trust the third party; they use this trust to secure their own interactions. TTPs are common in cryptographic protocols, for example, a certificate authority (CA). that authenticates, issues and manages digital certificates on the Internet. VeriSign's Digital IDs enable trusted electronic commerce by authenticating the individuals, organizations and content involved in an electronic transaction. VeriSign has issued its Digital IDs to nearly 25,000 Web sites and 1,000,000 individuals who use Netscape and Microsoft's Internet products. The company also is delivering customized Digital ID solutions to corporations worldwide, including Novus Services, Toppan Printing and Visa International. VeriSign, headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., was founded in April 1995. The company, which is a spin-out of RSA Data Security, Inc., is privately held and has been funded by strategic industry partners including Ameritech, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, First Data, Gemplus, Intuit, Microsoft, Reuters, Security Dynamics, Softbank and Visa. For more information, please visit the VeriSign Web site at www.verisign.com .
About Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc.
Security Dynamics is the leading provider of enterprise network and data security solutions. Security Dynamics' solutions help companies conduct business securely, protect corporate information assets and facilitate electronic commerce. Security Dynamics' products employ patent-protected SecurID token technology and ACE/Server software or hardware access control products to authenticate the identity of users accessing networked or standalone computing resources. With 2 million users in 2,000 companies, Security Dynamics is the world leader in two-factor user identification and authentication. RSA Data Security, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Security Dynamics, is the world's brand name for cryptography, with more than 80 million copies of RSA encryption (cryptography, algorithm) RSA encryption - A public-key cryptosystem for both encryption and authentication, invented in 1977 by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman. Its name comes from their initials.
The RSA algorithm works as follows. and authentication technologies installed and in use worldwide. Security Dynamics and RSA can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.securitydynamics.com/ and http://www.rsa.com/, respectively. -0-
SecurID and ACE/Server are registered trademarks and SecurMessage is a trademark of Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc. Worldtalk is a registered trademark and WorldSecure AND NETTALK are trademarks of Worldtalk Corporation. OnSite is a trademark of VeriSign, Inc. All other trademarks herein are the property of their respective owners.
Please note: this press release contains forward-looking statements relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc the incorporation of VeriSign's OnSite technology and Worldtalk's WorldSecure Server, Client and NetTalk directory into Security Dynamics' SecurMessage solution, and the expected benefits therefrom, and such statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are delays in product development, undetected software errors or bugs, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, market acceptance of SecurMessage, changes in customer requirements and government regulations, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Security Dynamics' periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities Exchange Commission, including without limitation Security Dynamics' Registration Statement on Form S-3 as amended (File No. 333- 35035), filed on September 5, 1997.
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