RSA BSAFE(R) Cryptography Software Meets Suite B Requirements, Achieves New FIPS 140-2 Validations

New Validations and Conformance Address Cryptography Requirements

of the U.S. Federal Government

Feb 08, 2006, 00:00 ET from RSA Security Inc.

    BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RSA Security Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   RSAS) today announced that RSA BSAFE(R) Crypto-C Micro Edition (ME)
 software solution now meets the Suite B cryptography requirements issued by
 the U.S. National Security Agency.  Suite B provides a common set of
 cryptographic algorithms that the technology industry can leverage to build
 solutions that meet the security needs of the U.S. federal government.
     RSA Security achieved Suite B conformance by adding elliptic curve
 support, among other required items, to RSA BSAFE Crypto-C ME software.  These
 efforts demonstrate RSA Security's commitment to serving U.S. federal
 government agencies by ensuring that the company's cryptographic technology
 adheres to published standards more quickly and comprehensively than open
 source and other commercial alternatives.
     RSA BSAFE Solutions Achieve Additional FIPS 140-2 Validations
 RSA Security also announced additional Federal Information Processing
 Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validations within the line of RSA BSAFE encryption
 solutions.  The FIPS 140-2 standards were developed by the National Institute
 of Standards and Technology (NIST), and are required of any cryptography
 solution used by U.S. federal government departments and agencies.
     Specifically, FIPS 140-2 certificates have been awarded to RSA BSAFE
 Crypto-J 3.5 module, RSA BSAFE Crypto-J 3.5 Java Cryptography Extensions (JCE)
 provider module and RSA BSAFE Crypto-C ME 2.0 software module.  With RSA BSAFE
 Crypto-J 3.5 JCE, Java developers may now leverage a standards-based
 development interface to ensure their applications will meet the FIPS 140
 requirements.  By being one of the first companies to achieve FIPS 140-2
 validation for a cryptography module supporting the open JCE standard, RSA
 Security offers customers using the Sun(R) Java(TM) platform a more familiar
 and reliable alternative compared to open source and other commercial
     "RSA Security strives to deliver the most flexible and robust encryption
 solutions to government and commercial organizations worldwide, and we are
 proud to lead the industry in leveraging emerging cryptography
 specifications," said Rick Welch, vice president, Developer Division at RSA
 Security.  "Suite B conformance and continued FIPS 140-2 validations
 underscore our commitment to delivering encryption solutions that meet the
 needs of our key constituents, including the U.S. federal government."
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