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RSA SECURITY EXPANDS WIRELESS, EMBEDDED SECURITY OFFERINGS.

Protocol Components Provide Interoperable Bridge Between Wireless, Wired Worlds

RSA Security Inc. has announced two new security protocol components specifically optimized for wireless and embedded applications. RSA BSAFE SSL-C and RSA BSAFE WTLS (Wireless Transport Level Security) together offer developers a set of fully supported security tools designed to protect wireless applications and provide the critical interoperable bridge between the wireless and wired worlds.

RSA BSAFE SSL-C 1.1 is designed to deliver the same security, interoperability and time-to-market benefits that companies such as Symbian already enjoy using the current version of the popular security protocol component, but in a reduced-size, resource-friendly version specifically geared to the demanding requirements of wireless and embedded devices.

RSA BSAFE WTLS 1.0 is designed to provide a complete WTLS-compliant protocol component developers can use to more quickly and easily build security into their WAP-enabled (Wireless Application Protocol) products and applications. Leveraging RSA Security's success in the WAP market through licenses with industry leaders, RSA BSAFE WTLS 1.0 is designed to provide a complete wireless security solution through its support of different wireless networks and platforms, including the Palm Computing Platform and Microsoft Windows CE.

"With RSA Security's SSL components already a dominant choice for securing Internet transactions, our new wireless security components are designed to provide complete, end-to-end protection across both the wired and wireless worlds," says Scott Schnell, senior vice president of marketing at RSA Security. "RSA BSAFE SSL-C is already a widely used security protocol component among the leading wireless vendors, and our new offerings promise to further solidify our strength in this exciting market."

Shipping now, RSA BSAFE SSL-C offers reduced code size and run-time memory size, simplified certificate verification, key internal buffers that grow automatically as required and optimized stack usage. Compile time options are designed to allow developers to customize applications to meet the strict requirements imposed by the constrained environments typical of wireless and embedded applications. RSA plans to include support for WTLS certificates along with support for VeriSign's WTLS Automatic Certificate Acquisition service in future versions of SSL-C. The added functionality will further assist traditional users of SSL in their migration from a pure wired world to an interoperable wired and wireless environment.

Based on SSL and TLS from the Internet community, RSA BSAFE WTLS 1.0 is designed to provide the privacy, identification, verified message integrity and non-repudiation required for secure e-commerce transactions between wireless devices and the WAP gateway to the Internet. WAP is an open, global specification empowering mobile users with easy, fast delivery of information and services through handheld digital wireless devices such as mobile phones, pagers, two-way radios and smart phones. The new component has been designed for wireless applications, incorporating a lightweight and efficient protocol that conserves bandwidth, memory and processing power.

The RSA BSAFE SSL-C 1.1 software development kit is shipping now and costs $295. The RSA BSAFE WTLS 1.0 software development kit is expected to ship in the second quarter for $295.
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Date:Jan 17, 2000
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