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GlobalSign, a leading Trust Services Provider for Internet-based
transactions, and RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in
e-security™, today announced they have signed a strategic partnership to
offer organisations using RSA Keon® Certificate Authority software a CA Root
Signing Service, GlobalSign RootSign. This partnership will enable
organisations to establish and conduct trusted e-business transactions with
their customers and partners. The RSA Keon CA Root Signing Service is
designed to allow an organisation’s CA Root Certificate to chain to an
established trust hierarchy that is recognised by major Web browsers and
other related PKI-enabled applications. The partnership opens huge
perspectives for GlobalSign, as RSA Keon CA software is one of today’s most
successful CA-products for securing Internet and e-business applications.

Through this relationship, customers using RSA Keon Certificate Authority
software (e.g. EDS, ABB Germany,…) can have their CA's Root Certificate
signed by GlobalSign and chained to GlobalSign’s publicly recognised trusted
root. By using this service, RSA Keon customers can ensure that
certificates generated and issued by their RSA Keon Certificate Authority
will be automatically validated - and therefore trusted - by popular Web
browsers, e-mail packages and other applications that leverage the
recognised issuer lists of these Web browsers.

“GlobalSign is an established worldwide Trust Services Provider and we are
pleased to partner with the industry’s leader in security solutions to offer
organisations a trusted method of conducting business transactions on the
Internet,” said Henry Minassian, managing director at GlobalSign. “With
RootSign, RSA Keon CA customers will be equipped for conducting online
business in a fully trusted environment.”

“The partnership with GlobalSign is designed to enable organisations
worldwide to issue ubiquitously trusted end user certificates,” said Scott
Schnell, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at RSA
Security. “By collaborating with GlobalSign, we have added another option
for our customers to choose from when planning their PKI deployments. RSA
Keon Certificate Authority customers can continue to issue certificates
under their private branded root, or now under a publicly recognised root,
while still maintaining their brand.”


About GlobalSign RootSign

Public and corporate CAs who don’t have their CA Root embedded into popular
browsers can now chain themselves under GlobalSign's embedded CA Root
Certificate through RootSign. The GlobalSign CA Root is in the position to
assist other CAs in becoming part of these browsers by root-signing their CA
Root. The GlobalSign CA Root is embedded & configured in the following
browsers: Netscape Communicator starting from version 4.60.Version and
Microsoft I.E. 5.01, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6.


About the RSA Keon PKI Family

RSA Keon software is a family of interoperable, standards-based PKI products
designed to manage digital certificates and provide an environment for
authenticated, private and legally binding electronic communications and
transactions. Whether deployed as a robust, standalone certificate
authority or a comprehensive PKI solution, the RSA Keon digital certificate
management solution is designed to provide a common foundation for securing
Internet and e-business applications.


About GlobalSign

GlobalSign, founded in 1996, is a fast-growing international Trust Services
Provider, headquartered in Brussels. GlobalSign is active worldwide as a
Certification Authority and offers online services for creating and managing
digital certificates for signed/sealed e-mail messaging and for fully
authenticated and confidential e-commerce. GlobalSign develops flexible
corporate PKI-solutions for all types of companies, and offers certification
services such as m-commerce security, trust labels and time stamping.
GlobalSign is developing an international Network of Trust throughout
Europe, Asia and the Americas. Today, GlobalSign is present in Benelux,
France, Germany, UK, Italy, India and Chile, amongst others, and it
continually integrates other partners in and outside Europe into this
network (currently 20 countries). GlobalSign is also the official
Certification Authority for the European Commission and works with strategic
partners such as Microsoft, Netscape, IBM Global Network, Siemens and
Oracle. GlobalSign’s shareholders are Vodafone Group Plc , Ubizen ,
ING-Barings, Bruficom, GIMV, Technicom and KBC Bank.


About RSA Security Inc.

RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps organisations
build secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its RSA SecurID®
two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE® encryption and RSA Keon digital
certificate management systems. With approximately one billion RSA
BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than nine million RSA
SecurID 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 new, online economy.
RSA Security can be reached at http://www.rsasecurity.com

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.


For more information, please contact:

PR Consultants

Bluegrass Communications
Nick Barrance, Emma Gurd
Tel: 01264 323141
Fax: 01264 323251
nick.barrance@bluegrass.co.uk


Press Contact

GlobalSign
Juergen Dierickx
Tel: + 32 2 724 3636
Fax: + 32 2 724 3637
juergen.dierickx@globalsign.net

Analyst Contact

RSA Security
Karin Kosterlitz
Tel: +1 (781) 301-5374

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