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New IDC Report Shows Rainbow as the Only Company with Market Share Across Five Categories of Cryptographic Acceleration Technology

A recent report on the cryptographic acceleration industry, “Speed Demons: The Cryptographic Acceleration Markets,” from IDC, Framingham, Mass., has named Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading solutions provider of digital content and transaction security, as the industry’s dominant SSL accelerator board company with a 66.2 percent market share. IDC broke out the entire cryptographic acceleration market into five segments – cryptographic acceleration ASICs, SSL acceleration boards (the largest of the five segments), Virtual Private Network (VPN) acceleration boards, secure public key processing devices and SSL appliances – and noted that Rainbow is the only company with significant market share in each category.

According to IDC, the five-year outlook for cryptographic acceleration products is very healthy. IDC reports that the chip market reached million in 2000 and should increase to 6 million by 2005. IDC reported that the markets for boards/devices accounted for million in 2000 and is expected to exceed 3 million by 2005. The SSL appliance market will grow from million in 2000 to 8 million by 2005.

“Rainbow’s range of products allow the company to move across all markets as they ebb and flow,” said Charles Kolodgy, research manager, Internet security, IDC. “The company is in position to benefit from the foundation it has lain. The company provides products to the U.S. government that secure classified information which affirms the market’s confidence about the company’s capability to produce very robust security products. IDC believes Rainbow Technologies should remain one of the premier vendors across the cryptographic acceleration landscape.”

“When we began creating and marketing the industry’s first SSL acceleration products in 1997, we set out to solve the problem of speeding up the slow encryption process to combine improved Web server performance with high levels of transaction security,” said Shawn Abbott, president, Rainbow eSecurity. “This new IDC report validates our research and development investments of the mid 1990s as well as our market leadership and product innovation. Today, CryptoSwift is the industry’s most honored brand for cryptographic acceleration. We will continue to leverage our technology investments as we build the next generation of Internet security solutions.”

About CryptoSwift

Rainbow’s eCommerce performance and security acceleration technology is the industry’s leading solution for cryptographic acceleration, providing fast and secure transactions over the Internet while dramatically reducing Web server and network appliance response time. The CryptoSwift family of eCommerce acceleration solutions accelerates the public-key cryptographic functions of popular security protocols such as SSL/TLS, WAP/WTLS, S/MIME, and IKE/IPSec and others. SSL acceleration technology was first developed by Rainbow and improves server response time for secure connections by freeing the Web servers and network appliances to perform other tasks, especially during peak load and heavy traffic periods. Since 1997, Rainbow’s CryptoSwift is the SSL acceleration solution of choice for fast, secure online transactions for B2B and B2C environments of all types and sizes.

CryptoSwift has won more major industry awards for excellence than any other SSL acceleration solution, including a prestigious “Well-Connected Award” for best SSL accelerator and “Editor’s Choice Award” for best internal SSL accelerator from Network Computing, a “Blue Ribbon Award” from Network World as the industry’s top cryptographic accelerator and two American Electronics Association (AEA) High Tech Awards for “Innovative Product/Technology” in 2000 and 2001. In addition, Rainbow’s NetSwift2012 appliance for SSL/WTLS (wired/wireless) security acceleration was a 2001 Editor’s Choice from Communications News. A September 2001 report from International Data Corp (IDC) entitled, “Speed Demons: The Cryptographic Acceleration Markets,” named Rainbow the market’s leading SSL accelerator board company with a 66.2 percent market share.


About IDC

IDC is a market research and consulting firm that supports the strategic planning needs of all segments of the high-tech industry. IDC assists information technology professionals in developing strategic plans, measuring market opportunity, anticipating technology, monitoring competition, selecting distribution channels, and evaluating the impact of industry events.

About Rainbow Technologies

Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of security solutions for the Internet and eCommerce. Rainbow applies its core technology to a variety of Internet applications from securing software, to the acceleration of secure communication for eCommerce and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). Rainbow's products include; secure Web server and VPN acceleration boards; anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions; PKI-based security solutions; voice, data and satellite security systems; and USB-based Web authentication tokens. Rainbow eSecurity is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Brazil, and Taiwan. A network of nearly 80 authorized distributors sell Rainbow products worldwide.

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