Security Dynamics introduces RSA SecurPC 2.0.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RSA DATA SECURITY
CONFERENCE--Jan. 27, 1997--
Industry's First Full-Strength Encryption Software Encryption software is software whose main task is encryption and decryption of data, usually in the form of files on hard drives and removable media, email messages, or in the form of packets sent over computer networks. To Comply
With International Security Export Regulations
RSA (1) (Rural Service Area) See MSA.
(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. SecurPC 2.0 provides support for the Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. platform,
completing suite of cross compatible offerings
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SDTI Serial Digital Transport Protocol ) 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 (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 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 (cryptography) decryption - Any procedure used in cryptography to convert ciphertext (encrypted data) into plaintext. 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 (1) The data and information assets of an organization, department or unit. See data administration.
(2) Another name for the Information Systems (IS) or Information Technology (IT) department. See IT. . 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 (1) To verify (guarantee) the identity of a person or company. To ensure that the individual or organization is really who it says it is. See authentication and digital certificate.
(2) To verify (guarantee) that data has not been altered. 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 See public key cryptography. to a growing list of major systems and software providers. RSA's encryption technology is embedded in Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. , Novell NetWare (operating system, networking) Novell NetWare - Novell, Inc.'s proprietary networking operating system for the IBM PC.
NetWare uses the IPX/SPX, NetBEUI or TCP/IP network protocols. It supports MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Macintosh and Unix clients. , Netscape Navigator An earlier Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and X Windows from Netscape that provided secure transmission over the Internet. Soon after its introduction in 1994, Navigator, or just "Netscape," as it was commonly called, quickly became the leading browser on the Web. , Intuit's Quicken, Lotus Notes Messaging and groupware software from IBM Lotus that was introduced in 1989 for OS/2 and later expanded to Windows, Mac, Unix, NetWare, AS/400 and S/390. Notes provides e-mail, document sharing, workflow, group discussions and calendaring and scheduling. 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 relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc 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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