This Technology agreement brings closer integration of iKey and CryptoSwift
product lines with Utimaco's SafeGuard security solutions
Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading solutions provider of digital content and transaction security; and Utimaco Safeware, a leading company in information security, today announced a technology partnership to integrate both companies product lines. The initial result of the partnership fully integrates the Rainbow iKey, a USB smart token, with Utimaco's PKI and SafeGuard security solutions for secure messaging, document security and transaction security.
Utimaco's SafeGuard Sign&Crypt suite of products enables organisations to easily adopt new eBusiness processes and realise the benefits of a paperless-office. SafeGuard Sign&Crypt is the electronic alternative to a signed letter sent to the addressee in a sealed envelope. The suite is seamlessly integrated into Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office documents, providing an easy way to encrypt and electronically sign eMail and attached files.
Rainbow’s iKey 2000 product family is specifically designed for use in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) environments where on-board cryptographic capabilities and uncompromised need for securing private signing keys is critical. The iKey 2032 is FIPS 140-1 Level 2 certified for high assurance security environments. Removing certificate storage and signing from vulnerable desktop systems and placing these functions in the token significantly reduces the risk of internal or external security attacks. The iKey 2000 series provides a reliable and robust hardware security solution that is easy to use and administer for Utimaco's PKI and SafeGuard security applications/solutions that enable secure messaging, document security and transaction security.
“As increasing numbers of enterprise organisations look to integrate PKI, the need for solutions that integrate existing and legacy applications with PKI become critical,” said Graham Peat, European Marketing Manager, Rainbow eSecurity. “SafeGuard and iKey provides a robust, and easy to use, solution for digitally signing documents and web-based content. Adding to that, Utimaco is well positioned to take advantage of the European Electronic Signature Standardisation Initiative (EESSI) evolution as it enters all our workplaces." Looking ahead, " We will continue to work closely with Utimaco to integrate our current CryptoSwift Hardware Security Module (HSM) and our future networked security devices."
IDC recently recognised the iKey as the industry’s leading USB authentication token with a 35 percent share. IDC anticipates the market for USB authentication tokens will grow from $6 million in 2000 to about $276.6 million by 2005.
About Utimaco Safeware AG
Is one of the leading European manufacturers of professional and certified IT security solutions. Utimaco Safeware develops and sells integrated security solutions based on established standards for workstation, transaction and network applications, and for IT infrastructures. Utimaco Safeware´s PKI technology is used by CSSF (Luxembourg), the FöreningsSparbanken AB (Sweden), CertEurope (France), the Ministry of Justice of the state of Baden-Württemberg (Germany), DBV-Winterthur and others. Recent successes include the Bulgarian national public key infrastructure for e-government and the Dutch Ministry of Justice where the PKI is combined with state of the art biometric smart cards.
About Rainbow Technologies
Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of information security solutions for the Internet, eCommerce, mCommerce, content protection, software distribution and high-assurance communications. 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. With headquarters in Irvine, California., Rainbow maintains offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Brazil and Taiwan. A network of nearly 80 authorised distributors sells Rainbow products worldwide.
For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.rainbow.com .
Rainbow Technologies , iKey and CryptoSwift are trademarks of Rainbow Technologies, Inc.
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