U.S. Department of Defense Agency Selects RSA Security Encryption Software

RSA BSAFE(R) Crypto-C Micro Edition Meets National Security Agency's Suite B

Cryptography Requirements

Mar 28, 2006, 00:00 ET from RSA Security Inc.

    BEDFORD, Mass., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RSA Security Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   RSAS) today announced that the National Security Agency selected
 RSA(R) BSAFE(R) Crypto-C Micro Edition (ME) encryption software for use in a
 classified communications project.
     RSA BSAFE Crypto-C ME software meets the Suite B cryptography requirements
 issued by the National Security Agency (NSA).  RSA Security believes that its
 ability to meet these requirements today, the company's commitment to
 delivering Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)-validated versions
 of its products across a broad range of operating platforms, and its ability
 to meet the requirements of constrained and harsh environments were all
 critical to the National Security Agency's selection of RSA BSAFE Crypto-C ME
     Introduced at RSA Conference 2005, Suite B provides a common set of
 cryptographic algorithms that the technology industry may leverage to build
 solutions that meet the security needs of U.S. federal government
 organizations.  In addition, Suite B cryptography requirements provide
 assurance that U.S. government agencies have access to technology solutions
 that are both secure and interoperable.
     "As organizations worldwide, including U.S. government agencies, strive to
 better protect their most sensitive information, it is vital that encryption
 technologies support emerging standards and requirements, such as Suite B,"
 said Rick Welch, senior vice president and general manager, Developer
 Solutions Division at RSA Security.  "Suite B conformance, and the National
 Security Agency's decision to select RSA BSAFE encryption technology,
 demonstrate RSA Security's ability to deliver solutions that meet the unique
 requirements of our customers, including agencies within the U.S. federal
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