RSA Security Helps Provide Encryption for One of Industry's First Host-Based Cable Modems

Coresma Selects RSA BSAFE(R) Encryption Software to Develop Secure Modem

Solution for Set-Top Boxes, Home Gateways and Internet Appliances



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from RSA Security, Inc.

    RSA(R) CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security(TM),
 announced today that Coresma, a leading provider of programmable broadband
 technology, has licensed RSA BSAFE(R) Crypto-C and RSA BSAFE Cert-C software.
 The company has incorporated this software into one of the industry's first
 host-based cable modems, the Coresma CICM 6001RD.  In combination with
 RSA Security's software, Coresma has designed this new internal modem to meet
 the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 1.1, which was
 established by Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs) to provide
 cable operators with the ability to authorize a subscriber's access to
 broadband programming.
     "To reach the consumer market on a mass scale, it is critical that
 manufacturers introduce innovative new modem products that provide a high
 degree of security at a reasonable cost," said Chris Kukshtel, vice president
 of marketing for Coresma.  "By strategically partnering with industry leader
 RSA Security, Coresma is able to meet this need by introducing the CICM, an
 ideal, open standards solution for makers of set-top boxes, home gateways and
 Internet appliances."
     "Coresma has taken the DOCSIS specification and combined it with
 RSA Security software to introduce an exciting new cable modem solution," said
 Bill McQuaide, vice president of product marketing at RSA Security.  "We are
 pleased to strategically partner with Coresma and believe strongly that our
 joint commitment to innovation and quality will play an important role in
 furthering DOCSIS compliance to enable cable industry expansion."
     The RSA BSAFE line of security software is embedded in today's most
 successful Internet applications, including Web browsers, wireless devices,
 commerce servers, e-mail systems and virtual private network products.  Built
 to provide implementations of standards such as SSL, S/MIME, WTLS, IPSec and
 PKCS, RSA BSAFE products can save developers time and risk in their
 development schedules.
 
     About Coresma
     Coresma designs and develops programmable broadband technologies that
 enable high-speed transmission of data, voice and video over multiple
 broadband communication media.  Coresma's US headquarters are located in
 Palo Alto, California, with research and development in Israel.  More
 information is available at www.coresma.com.
 
     About RSA Security Inc.
     RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps
 organizations build secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its
 RSA SecurID(R) two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE encryption and RSA Keon(R)
 digital certificate management systems.  With approximately one billion
 RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than eight million
 RSA SecurID authentication 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 online
 economy.  RSA Security can be reached at www.rsasecurity.com.
     NOTE:  RSA, BSAFE, Keon and SecurID are registered trademarks, and
 The Most Trusted Name in e-Security is a trademark of RSA Security Inc.  All
 other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective
 companies.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
 anticipated growth of the cable industry.  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 delays in product development, technical difficulties, software
 bugs and errors, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market
 requirements and standards, market acceptance of new technologies,
 technological changes in the computer industry, general economic conditions
 and the risk factors detailed from time to time in RSA Security's periodic
 reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including without limitation RSA Security's Annual Report on
 Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2000 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed
 on November 13, 2000.
 
 

SOURCE RSA Security, Inc.
    RSA(R) CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security(TM),
 announced today that Coresma, a leading provider of programmable broadband
 technology, has licensed RSA BSAFE(R) Crypto-C and RSA BSAFE Cert-C software.
 The company has incorporated this software into one of the industry's first
 host-based cable modems, the Coresma CICM 6001RD.  In combination with
 RSA Security's software, Coresma has designed this new internal modem to meet
 the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 1.1, which was
 established by Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs) to provide
 cable operators with the ability to authorize a subscriber's access to
 broadband programming.
     "To reach the consumer market on a mass scale, it is critical that
 manufacturers introduce innovative new modem products that provide a high
 degree of security at a reasonable cost," said Chris Kukshtel, vice president
 of marketing for Coresma.  "By strategically partnering with industry leader
 RSA Security, Coresma is able to meet this need by introducing the CICM, an
 ideal, open standards solution for makers of set-top boxes, home gateways and
 Internet appliances."
     "Coresma has taken the DOCSIS specification and combined it with
 RSA Security software to introduce an exciting new cable modem solution," said
 Bill McQuaide, vice president of product marketing at RSA Security.  "We are
 pleased to strategically partner with Coresma and believe strongly that our
 joint commitment to innovation and quality will play an important role in
 furthering DOCSIS compliance to enable cable industry expansion."
     The RSA BSAFE line of security software is embedded in today's most
 successful Internet applications, including Web browsers, wireless devices,
 commerce servers, e-mail systems and virtual private network products.  Built
 to provide implementations of standards such as SSL, S/MIME, WTLS, IPSec and
 PKCS, RSA BSAFE products can save developers time and risk in their
 development schedules.
 
     About Coresma
     Coresma designs and develops programmable broadband technologies that
 enable high-speed transmission of data, voice and video over multiple
 broadband communication media.  Coresma's US headquarters are located in
 Palo Alto, California, with research and development in Israel.  More
 information is available at www.coresma.com.
 
     About RSA Security Inc.
     RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps
 organizations build secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its
 RSA SecurID(R) two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE encryption and RSA Keon(R)
 digital certificate management systems.  With approximately one billion
 RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than eight million
 RSA SecurID authentication 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 online
 economy.  RSA Security can be reached at www.rsasecurity.com.
     NOTE:  RSA, BSAFE, Keon and SecurID are registered trademarks, and
 The Most Trusted Name in e-Security is a trademark of RSA Security Inc.  All
 other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective
 companies.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
 anticipated growth of the cable industry.  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 delays in product development, technical difficulties, software
 bugs and errors, competitive pressures, changes in customer and market
 requirements and standards, market acceptance of new technologies,
 technological changes in the computer industry, general economic conditions
 and the risk factors detailed from time to time in RSA Security's periodic
 reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission, including without limitation RSA Security's Annual Report on
 Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2000 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed
 on November 13, 2000.
 
 SOURCE  RSA Security, Inc.