Computer Associates Introduces Latest Addition to eTrust Solution Family With Beta Release of eTrust PKI

State-of-the-Art Digital Certificate Management Reduces Risks and

Management Costs for Enterprise and Extranet PKI Deployments



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference -- Computer
 Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced the beta release of eTrust
 PKI, an easily deployable Public Key Infrastructure solution for strong
 authentication of users and management of digital certificates across the
 enterprise.
     eTrust PKI closely integrates with CA's eTrust OCSPro, eTrust VPN, and
 eTrust SSO security solutions, enabling enterprises to rapidly incorporate
 digital certificate technology in their existing environments and ensure
 greater security and privacy for their data.
     "eTrust PKI provides an innovative solution, which solves the practical
 issues of getting PKI systems out of the pilot stage and into production where
 they're desperately needed," said Barry Keyes, vice president of CA's security
 solutions.  "eTrust PKI delivers a low-risk and cost-effective secure access
 solution that easily bridges to today's complex enterprise environments."
     PKI architecture provides a widely accepted standard for ensuring the
 security of users, data, and applications.  However, many PKI products require
 extensive customization to integrate with customers' existing IT
 infrastructure and business processes.  Most also fail to provide effective
 administration of certificates across an entire organizations.  This makes for
 costly, slow deployment and can undermine the effectiveness of PKI
 implementations.
     CA's eTrust solution for PKI, by contrast, facilitates rapid integration
 with enterprise systems and provides the enterprise administration
 capabilities that are so critical to effective implementation.  eTrust PKI
 thus reduces the security risks associated with incomplete or faulty
 administration of certificates -- while reducing the ongoing cost of
 best-practice security operations.
     "Long and costly implementations have been the bane of enterprise PKI
 adoption," said Charles Kolodgy, research manager, Internet Security Software,
 IDC.  "By offering an out-of-the-box solution that can make PKI applications
 real, CA should foster PKI adoption by providing added value to customers."
     Large user populations can be enrolled in bulk into eTrust PKI, with
 day-to-day management of new users or revocations handled by non-expert staff
 through predefined profiles and a simplified management interface.  eTrust PKI
 is uniquely easy to roll out across large enterprises, with built-in support
 for desktop deployment to enable certificates to work immediately with leading
 applications.
     eTrust PKI can be easily set up and installed, and provides all required
 supporting infrastructure -- such as directory and security policy repository
 -- right "out of the box.
     eTrust PKI is designed for future growth through its pre-packaged
 X.500-based policy management repository.  eTrust PKI also provides optional
 support for a wide range of smart card devices for user authentication and/or
 hardware security modules such as Gemplus, Rainbow, Eracom, and nCipher.  An
 open interface enables integration of eTrust PKI with any standards-conformant
 smart card.
     eTrust PKI integrates with applications across a wide range of
 environments including Win32, NT, Windows 2000, UNIX, and S/390 Linux.  eTrust
 PKI is open to work with all  LDAP-conformant directories for publication of
 certificate and revocation lists.  eTrust PKI conforms to X.509 V3 and IETF
 standards, including the PKIX certificate and CRL profile, and OCSP RFCs.
     In conjunction with this announcement, CA announced the immediate
 availability of new releases of eTrust Directory and eTrust OCSPro.  The new
 eTrust Directory release enhances CA's globally scalable, standards-compliant
 directory solution with certificate management capabilities.  The new eTrust
 OCSPro release delivers on-line certificate validation services to meet the
 stringent security needs of Internet banking to the levels required by
 Identrus banks.  It also simplifies administration with policy templates.
     Custom packaged versions of both products are bundled with the eTrust PKI
 beta and are also available as full-featured stand-alone solutions from CA.
     Additional information on CA's eTrust solution is available at
 http://www.ca.com/etrust.  For specific information on the eTrust PKI beta
 Program, please visit  http://www.ca.com/products/betas/.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies.  For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA Conference -- Computer
 Associates International, Inc. (CA) today announced the beta release of eTrust
 PKI, an easily deployable Public Key Infrastructure solution for strong
 authentication of users and management of digital certificates across the
 enterprise.
     eTrust PKI closely integrates with CA's eTrust OCSPro, eTrust VPN, and
 eTrust SSO security solutions, enabling enterprises to rapidly incorporate
 digital certificate technology in their existing environments and ensure
 greater security and privacy for their data.
     "eTrust PKI provides an innovative solution, which solves the practical
 issues of getting PKI systems out of the pilot stage and into production where
 they're desperately needed," said Barry Keyes, vice president of CA's security
 solutions.  "eTrust PKI delivers a low-risk and cost-effective secure access
 solution that easily bridges to today's complex enterprise environments."
     PKI architecture provides a widely accepted standard for ensuring the
 security of users, data, and applications.  However, many PKI products require
 extensive customization to integrate with customers' existing IT
 infrastructure and business processes.  Most also fail to provide effective
 administration of certificates across an entire organizations.  This makes for
 costly, slow deployment and can undermine the effectiveness of PKI
 implementations.
     CA's eTrust solution for PKI, by contrast, facilitates rapid integration
 with enterprise systems and provides the enterprise administration
 capabilities that are so critical to effective implementation.  eTrust PKI
 thus reduces the security risks associated with incomplete or faulty
 administration of certificates -- while reducing the ongoing cost of
 best-practice security operations.
     "Long and costly implementations have been the bane of enterprise PKI
 adoption," said Charles Kolodgy, research manager, Internet Security Software,
 IDC.  "By offering an out-of-the-box solution that can make PKI applications
 real, CA should foster PKI adoption by providing added value to customers."
     Large user populations can be enrolled in bulk into eTrust PKI, with
 day-to-day management of new users or revocations handled by non-expert staff
 through predefined profiles and a simplified management interface.  eTrust PKI
 is uniquely easy to roll out across large enterprises, with built-in support
 for desktop deployment to enable certificates to work immediately with leading
 applications.
     eTrust PKI can be easily set up and installed, and provides all required
 supporting infrastructure -- such as directory and security policy repository
 -- right "out of the box.
     eTrust PKI is designed for future growth through its pre-packaged
 X.500-based policy management repository.  eTrust PKI also provides optional
 support for a wide range of smart card devices for user authentication and/or
 hardware security modules such as Gemplus, Rainbow, Eracom, and nCipher.  An
 open interface enables integration of eTrust PKI with any standards-conformant
 smart card.
     eTrust PKI integrates with applications across a wide range of
 environments including Win32, NT, Windows 2000, UNIX, and S/390 Linux.  eTrust
 PKI is open to work with all  LDAP-conformant directories for publication of
 certificate and revocation lists.  eTrust PKI conforms to X.509 V3 and IETF
 standards, including the PKIX certificate and CRL profile, and OCSP RFCs.
     In conjunction with this announcement, CA announced the immediate
 availability of new releases of eTrust Directory and eTrust OCSPro.  The new
 eTrust Directory release enhances CA's globally scalable, standards-compliant
 directory solution with certificate management capabilities.  The new eTrust
 OCSPro release delivers on-line certificate validation services to meet the
 stringent security needs of Internet banking to the levels required by
 Identrus banks.  It also simplifies administration with policy templates.
     Custom packaged versions of both products are bundled with the eTrust PKI
 beta and are also available as full-featured stand-alone solutions from CA.
     Additional information on CA's eTrust solution is available at
 http://www.ca.com/etrust.  For specific information on the eTrust PKI beta
 Program, please visit  http://www.ca.com/products/betas/.
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers The Software
 That Manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies.  For more information, please visit http://ca.com.
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.