RSA Security and EZOS Team to Demonstrate Secure Access to Wireless Applications From HandHeld Devices at CeBIT
Companies Collaborating to Provide Secure User Authentication for Wireless Applications with RSA SecurID SoftwareHANOVER, Germany, March 22, 2001 RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security(TM), and EZOS, a leading provider for mobile computing services, today announced that the two companies plan to help enable users of wireless handheld devices using the EZOS micro-browser to securely access applications with RSA SecurID(R) authentication software. The companies will demonstrate this capability in RSA Securitys Booth (Hall 11, Stand C50) at CeBit, an annual tradeshow for office automation, information technology and telecommunications vendors in Hanover, Germany.
EZOS has agreed to offer its customers secure access to wireless applications with RSA SecurID two-factor authentication software with its Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) micro-browser, EzWAP, and enable organizations to easily and securely authenticate to wired and wireless applications from handheld devices. The EZOS browser also supports other industry protocols, like cHTML used in i-mode.
In addition, EZOS has already licensed RSA BSAFE(R) security software to safeguard EzWAP for wireless devices and has integrated the cryptographic and certificate management capabilities embedded in RSA BSAFE WTLS-C into the current version of the EZOS EzWAP micro-browser.
The need for secure, trusted, 24-hour access to mission-critical or sensitive applications is rapidly increasing as more and more organizations are relying on mobile and wireless devices to conduct business, said Jean-Claude Streel, Business Development Manager, EZOS. We are pleased to extend our relationship with RSA Security to offer customers secure access to wireless applications with RSA SecurID two-factor authentication software.
EzWAP 2.0 is a platform-independent WAP micro-browser enabling a variety of computing systems - including portable digital assistant, embedded systems, and PCs running most Microsoft operating systems - to access the mobile Internet environment. Due to its modular design, EzWAP is can be easily ported to most popular programs.
The wireless market is growing very quickly and presents a huge opportunity for us to deliver a trusted authentication solution to wireless customers, said Scott Schnell, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at RSA Security. We are pleased to be working with EZOS to offer customers a convenient and effective way to conduct secure wireless communication and commerce.
EZOS is a service provider active in the field of mobile and e-business providing companies with development, training and consulting services. EZOS specializes in the development and integration of mobile Internet and Internet business solutions into core back-office systems. EZOS has built up its expertise from years of experience in various fields: back-office infrastructures since 1992; Internet development since 1996 and in WAP and mobile I.T. since as early as 1998. This unique combination of competence and experience means that m-business and e-business solutions are always built on solid technical foundations.
About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security(TM), helps organizations build secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its RSA SecurID(R) two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE(R) encryption and RSA Keon® digital certificate management systems. With more than a half billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than eight million RSA SecurID users and almost 20 years of industry experience, RSA Security has the proven leadership and innovative technology to address the changing security needs of e-business and bring trust to the new, online economy. RSA Security can be reached at http://www.rsasecurity.com.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the companies plans to develop an EZOS product that contains RSA Securitys authentication technology. 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 the companies failure to enter into a definitive agreement for the product development, delays in product development, technical difficulties, software bugs and errors, competitive pressures, changes in customer requirements, market acceptance of new technologies, failure to develop or maintain strategic partner relationships, technological changes in the computer industry and the risk factors detailed from time to time in RSA Securitys periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation RSA Securitys Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2000 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on November 13, 2000.