RSA Security Protects Online Identities & Assets
RSA Security Protects an Increasing Number of Online Identities and Digital Assets Worldwide in the First Quarter of 2006
More than 6,000 customers, including
Barclays Bank, New Zealand Police and Wayi International
Digital Entertainment, select RSA Security
Sydney: April 18, 2006 – RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS) today announced that more than 6,000 customers – including approximately 800 new customers – selected its award-winning identity and access management and anti-fraud solutions in the first quarter of 2006. As of March 31, 2006, more than 20,000 organisations worldwide have leveraged the company’s growing roster of enterprise, consumer and developer solutions.
Across the globe, customers voiced resounding confidence in RSA Security technology.
Specifically, in North America, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, one of the nation’s top 25 credit unions, selected RSA FraudAction anti-phishing and anti-pharming service to help protect its members from online fraud.
“RSA Security is earning a reputation for providing timely and targeted anti-fraud services to the financial industry,” remarked John Shipe, Alaska USA’s chief information officer. “RSA FraudAction service represents an important layer in Alaska USA’s comprehensive approach to preventing, identifying, and disrupting the activities that put members and the credit union at financial risk.”
In the Asia-Pacific region, New Zealand Police, the national agency responsible for public safety in New Zealand, chose RSA SecurID two-factor authentication to provide secure remote access to computer terminals installed in patrol cars.
“Ensuring the security of our data communications is a top priority and the ‘car as police station’ project is the most far-reaching of our top ten technology initiatives,” said Lyn Provost, deputy commissioner. “The terminals will provide authorised frontline police officers with secure remote access for background checks on people and their vehicles without having to radio back to base for information. This will speed officers’ access to the most current information, reduce traffic on radio channels and free communications staff from handling routine inquiries. Following an initial implementation, New Zealand Police will progressively implement vehicle terminals throughout the national fleet.”
In addition, Credit Union Central of Ontario, a leading credit union in Canada, reinforced its commitment to RSA Security’s web access management technology.
“Credit Union Central of Ontario and RSA Security continue a strong five-year partnership, in which RSA ClearTrust web access management technology remains a key security building block used in the provisioning of secure access to Central’s web portal, which is used by 170 member credit unions, and serves more than 1.2 million Ontarians,” said Paul Martinello, director, System Development, Credit Union Central of Ontario. “We have recently made an additional investment in RSA ClearTrust technology to keep up with the expanded use of our portal. RSA ClearTrust technology helps our users increase their efficiency as they need to login only once to access all applications and data, and perform financial transactions.”
Additional customer successes in the quarter include:
Organisations that selected two-factor authentication and web access management technology to protect and access sensitive, networked information assets include:
BrassRing, a leading provider of talent management solutions, in partnership with RSA SecurWorld Partner Akibia, expanded its deployment of RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology with the purchase of RSA SecurID Appliance 2.0 to be used for employees for secure remote access to its corporate network infrastructure. In the coming weeks, the company plans to purchase and install additional RSA SecurID Appliances to migrate its existing server deployment for its customer-facing Internet environment. Two-factor authentication technology provides the company with an additional layer of validation to complement the preexisting layers of security already present in its IT environment.
Elcom International, a leading international provider of remotely-hosted eProcurement and eMarketplace solutions, made an additional and significant investment in RSA ClearTrust web access management technology, which provides the core web single sign-on technology for the United Kingdom’s Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions’ (OGC buying solutions) Zanzibar Managed Service. Capable of use by any public sector body in the United Kingdom, the Zanzibar Managed Service is a shared eProcurement system that enables public sector buyers and suppliers to connect via the Internet to conduct eCommerce through a single portal secured by RSA ClearTrust technology.
HostMySite.com, a privately-held provider of affordable web hosting services and managed dedicated server solutions, and a recent RSA Security Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), purchased RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology to provide secure remote access for employees to enter the corporate network. HostMySite.com will integrate RSA SecurID technology into their hosting solutions to provide new and current customers with another layer of authentication to compliment existing security policies.
Juniper Networks, the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network, expanded its deployment of RSA SecurID two-factor authentication to provide employees with secure remote access, through the company’s own award-winning Secure Access SSL VPN, to the corporate network to tap into applications and corporate data.
Millward Brown, one of the world’s leading marketing research and brand consulting companies with offices in more than 43 countries, in partnership with RSA SecurWorld Partner RKON Technologies, expanded its global deployment of RSA SecurID technology for use by employees for secure remote access to the corporate network. More than 2,500 employees will use the USB-enabled RSA SecurID SID800 token for flexible one-time password entry while working in a connected or disconnected environment.
Willow, the pioneer and leading provider of virtual contact center services and solutions, purchased RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solution to provide secure remote access to its corporate networks through a Juniper Networks Secure Access SSL VPN. RSA SecurID technology will be used by the company’s 3,000 agents, who work out of their homes, and provide contact center services to Fortune 1000 clients.
New and existing RSA Security customers selected anti-fraud, transaction monitoring, and adaptive authentication solutions to secure online banking and online gaming environments. These include:
Barclays Bank plc, one of the largest retail banks in Europe, which has used the RSA FraudAction service to fight phishing and pharming since October 2004, recently launched the RSA Transaction Monitoring solution to further protect its online banking users. The solution authenticates users behind-the-scenes and detects online fraud while placing no burden on consumers.
M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, the largest Wisconsin-based bank, selected and launched the RSA FraudAction anti-phishing and anti-pharming service to protect its customers from emerging online threats. M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank is an affiliate of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, a diversified financial services corporation with $46.2 billion in assets.
Motorola Employees Credit Union, a $550 million credit union serving the employees of Motorola and their families, deployed the RSA FraudAction anti-phishing and anti-pharming service to protect their members against fraud and online attacks.
Nationwide Building Society, a leading financial institution in the United Kingdom, selected RSA Security to deploy the RSA Verified by Visa e-commerce authentication solution later this year.
Republic Bancorp Inc., with $6.1 billion in assets, is the third largest bank holding company headquartered in Michigan. Its subsidiary, Republic Bank, serves customers in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, with 93 retail, commercial and mortgage banking offices and 91 ATMs. Republic selected the RSA FraudAction anti-phishing and anti-pharming service in order to protect its customers from current attacks and emerging online fraud techniques.
Susquehanna Bancshares Inc., a financial services holding company operating in the Mid-Atlantic region with $7.5 billion in assets, selected RSA FraudAction anti-phishing and anti-pharming service to help protect the integrity of its brand and the security of its customers’financial information.
Wayi International Digital Entertainment, a leading producer and operator of online games in Taiwan, purchased RSA SecurID two-factor authentication technology to provide consumer identity protection for its online gaming customers. By supplying co-branded RSA SecurID SID700 tokens to their customers, the firm has taken proactive steps to add an additional layer of security in order to protect their players’ identities while conducting gaming activities online.
RSA Security customers ensure that their sensitive information remains private and their critical business transactions remain trusted and secure with leading encryption technology. Customers who selected RSA Security developer solutions in Q1 2006 include:
PatchLink® Corporation, a leading enterprise security patch and vulnerability management solutions provider, licensed RSA Security’s industry-leading RSA BSAFE® encryption technology, in order to help ensure that PatchLink customers’ security content is effectively protected during network transmission, as well as during storage at both the agent and server. All future PatchLink product releases are expected to include RSA BSAFE encryption technology.
Vitrium Systems, Inc., a provider of digital rights management technology to secure PDF documents, licensed RSA BSAFE Crypto-C and RSA BSAFE Crypto-J encryption software toolkits. With RSA Security’s encryption technology, Vitrium will help ensure high security for customers leveraging its protectedpdf solution. Vitrium selected RSA Security technology in Q1 2006, partially, because the solutions comply with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 standard, which meets requirements for vendors delivering encryption solutions to U.S. federal government agencies.
“The first quarter of 2006 delivered further validation that RSA Security’s solutions are well matched to the unique business and technology needs of our customers –particularly in terms of protecting online and enterprise data, business transactions, and financial assets,” said John Worrall, senior vice president of marketing at RSA Security. “More and more, we find that our own customers become our best advocates in the market as they demonstrate real-world successes in their implementations of proven solutions that represent best practices in information security.”
About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc. is the expert in protecting online identities and digital assets. The inventor of core security technologies for the Internet, the company sets the standard in strong authentication and encryption, bringing trust to millions of user identities and the transactions that they perform. RSA Security’s portfolio of award-winning identity & access management solutions helps businesses to establish who’s who online – and what they can do.
With a strong reputation built on a 20-year history of ingenuity, leadership and proven technologies, we serve more than 20,000 customers around the globe and interoperate with more than 1,000 technology and integration partners. For more information, please visit www.rsasecurity.com
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