Security Dynamics introduces RSA SecurPC 2.0.
CONFERENCE--Jan. 27, 1997--
Industry's First Full-Strength Encryption Software To Comply
With International Security Export Regulations
RSA SecurPC 2.0 provides support for the Windows NT platform,
completing suite of cross compatible offerings
Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDTI) announced today RSA SecurPC 2.0, the first full-strength encryption software to be shipped internationally. RSA SecurPC 2.0 is file- and password-compatible across Windows NT(TM), Windows 95, Windows 3.1, and Macintosh and will feature transparent, automatic encryption of data for end-users' PCs and laptops.
With RSA SecurePC 2.0, files can be encrypted at the current industry-standard strength of 128 bits and legally shipped anywhere in the world without violating export regulations. RSA SecurPC 2.0 will enable companies to implement seamless, full-strength encryption worldwide and dissolve the barriers that divide their U.S.-based and overseas employees.
"We have submitted RSA SecurPC for approval in the creation of a single, full-strength encryption product under the U.S. government's new export regulations," said Chuck Stuckey, chairman and CEO of Security Dynamics. "The first and only product of its kind, RSA SecurPC 2.0 will enable U.S. companies to simplify security administration using our single version encryption feature."
RSA SecurPC provides a combination of industry-standard encryption technology and user convenience that delivers tight security without restricting sharing of encrypted files among individuals. RSA SecurPC is designed to protect data stored on users' local hard drives, network drives, and laptop computers, and is ideal for protecting confidential data in transit via email.
"RSA SecurPC continues to provide organizations with protected access to user-encrypted files," added Jim Bidzos, President, RSA Data Security. "Using the RSA Public Key Cryptosystem(TM), organizations can implement Emergency Access, protecting the organization by splitting the authority for file recovery among multiple trustees, with a minimum number required for recovery."
Available in Q2 of 1997, RSA SecurPC version 2.0 allows users to encrypt files for use by Windows or Macintosh users, with or without RSA SecurPC installed on their computer, and regardless of cryptographic strength. Other RSA SecurPC 2.0 features include:
-- transparent, dynamic decryption of files when opened
from within an application;
-- immediate encryption of files created in or moved to
directories/folders in the AutoCrypt list;
-- boot lock to prevent unauthorized access to the PC or
-- new security administration features;
-- security logs of potential security-compromising
-- remote password recovery enhancements.
RSA SecurPC 2.0 is available free to users who purchased Version 1.1 after January 1, 1997. Users on maintenance will receive RSA SecurPC 2.0 free of cost. The list price for Version 2.0 is $129.00 in quantities of 1 to 9. Volume discounts are available.
About Security Dynamics
Security Dynamics designs, develops, markets and supports a family of security products used to protect and manage access to computer-based information resources. The Company's family of products employs a patent-protected combination of super smart token technology and software or hardware access control products to authenticate the identity of users accessing networked or stand-alone computing resources.
In July 1996, Security Dynamics acquired RSA Data Security Inc., a recognized world leader in cryptography. RSA supplies its industry-leading technology and toolkits for public key encryption to a growing list of major systems and software providers. RSA's encryption technology is embedded in Microsoft Windows, Novell NetWare, Netscape Navigator, Intuit's Quicken, Lotus Notes and hundreds of other products.
The combined companies are positioned to supply solutions for corporate enterprise-wide networks, intranets, and the Internet along with its future promise of electronic commerce. Security Dynamics' customers include Fortune 500 companies and financial institutions as well as academic institutions, research laboratories, hospitals and federal, state and foreign government organizations. Security Dynamics and RSA can also be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.securid.com and http://www.rsa.com , respectively.
SecurID and ACE/Server are registered trademarks and RSA SecurPC is a trademark of Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc. RSA Public Key Cryptosystem, AutoCrypt, RC4, and Emergency Access are trademarks of RSA Data Security, Inc. All other products and service names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners. -0-
This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the availability and pricing of RSA SecurPC, 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, changes in product pricing policies, competitive pressures, technical difficulties, general economic conditions and the risk factors detailed from time to time in Security Dynamics' periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation Security Dynamics' Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-7265) filed on June 28, 1996.
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