Security Dynamics to Incorporate VeriSign Certificate Authority Technology Into Enterprise Security Services.
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 1997--
Will Help Companies Ensure Secure Access to Information
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The addition of the VeriSign CA technology is another step in a series of moves by Security Dynamics to introduce products and form partnerships that will enable delivery of its ESS framework. In addition to certificate management, ESS will provide strong 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. using tokens and smartcards, as well as other encryption-based security services, such as key management, privilege management and enterprise-wide security administration. These services will help companies securely exploit the business opportunities presented by intranets, extranets and electronic commerce.
"We've chosen to partner with VeriSign, the industry leader in certificate technology," said Chuck Stuckey, president, 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. "We understand the security challenges companies are facing today. With the combination of our strong authentication and encryption services, and VeriSign's industry-leading CA technology, we will provide customers with world-class security solutions that can be deployed with confidence."
"Security Dynamics has the proven technology, track record and premier customer base to deliver on the promise of enterprise-wide security solutions," 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 of VeriSign. "As the market leader for digital authentication services, we view Security Dynamics' ESS strategy as a vital channel for delivering our award-winning technology to corporate customers."
A certificate authority acts as 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 issues digital certificates to individuals and organizations. These certificates can play several roles in enterprise security applications. They enable secure authentication See authentication token and SecurID card. by binding an 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. public key to an individual. They can help ensure that secure messages arrive unaltered. They support digital signatures, or non- repudiation, by acting as an electronic notary public A public official whose main powers include administering oaths and attesting to signatures, both important and effective ways to minimize Fraud in legal documents. . They can also be a means of issuing privileges to individuals to access selected networks and databases, creating the basis for a single sign-on An identification system that lets users log into multiple Web sites on the Internet with one username and password. Single sign-on systems are also used within an enterprise, enabling users to access all authorized resources in the local network using the same username and password. solution.
With its ESS strategy, Security Dynamics intends to continue its support of industry standards - including X.509 certificates and LDAP-enabled directory services - that ensure interoperability with other certificate-based solutions. "VeriSign's leadership in certificate standards has garnered them widespread industry adoption and acceptance," said Dave Power, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at Security Dynamics. "Our relationship with VeriSign will help us create an open platform that ensures interoperability with other security technology partners."
About VeriSign Inc.
VeriSign Inc. is the world's leading Internet Certification Authority See CA. , a trusted third party 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 branded Digital IDs to nearly 20,000 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, is privately held and has been funded by strategic industry partners, including Ameritech, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, First Data, Gemplus, Intuit in·tu·it
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About Security Dynamics
Security Dynamics is the leading provider of security solutions for remote access to enterprise networks. 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 1.7 million users in 1,700 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.securid.com/ and http://www.rsa.com/, respectively. -0-
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.
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 Certificate Authority technology into Security Dynamics' Enterprise Security Services strategy, 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 RSA SecurPC 2.0, 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-4 (File No. 333-7265) filed on June 28, 1996.
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