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 offerings. "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." 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 leads the way 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 approximately 20,000 customers around the globe and interoperate with more than 1,000 technology and integration partners. For more information, please visit http://www.rsasecurity.com. RSA, BSAFE and RSA Security are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Sun and Java are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. For more information: Courtney Hohne Dave Howell OutCast Communications RSA Security Inc. (415) 392-8282 (781) 515-6303 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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