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Partnership to Focus on R&D, Marketing of New High Assurance Authentication Tokens



Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading solution provider of digital content and transaction security, and international technology group Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), today announced a strategic partnership to develop and market the next-generation of intelligent authentication tokens used for securing personal digital identification.



“We are delighted to be partnering with such a successful and well established security technology company,” said Graham Peat, European marketing manager, Rainbow Technologies. “We are already working with G&D to create innovative products which combine our collective expertise of semiconductor and security technology for customers in a number of strategic markets. With such products we will be taking security one step further, making strong security easy to use by innovation and being able to offer these exciting solutions to both future and existing customers.”



“We are pleased to have Rainbow Technologies as a new global partner,” said Harald Gerber, strategic marketing manager, G&D. “Rainbow’s extensive global presence, especially in the US, and marketing leading security technology solutions make them an ideal partner to open new markets in the fields of high security. The explosive expansion of e-commerce and IT security ask for comprehensive solutions with outstanding partners. We are delighted to be working together on the next generation security tokens.”



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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 including software security; custom high assurance security hardware; complete eBusiness services; and content/transaction security solutions over corporate networks, VPNs and the Internet. Rainbow's products include: secure Web server acceleration solutions; anti-piracy and Internet software distribution solutions; PKI-based security solutions; voice, data and satellite information security and authentication solutions; and USB-based Web authentication tokens. With headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Rainbow security maintains offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, China, India, The Netherlands, Brazil and Taiwan. A network of nearly 80 authorized distributors sells Rainbow products worldwide.


For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.rainbow.com



About Giesecke & Devrient


Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is an internationally operating technology group with over thirty subsidiaries worldwide. The organization is a leading supplier of banknotes and security documents, banknote and security paper and currency automation systems as well as cards, components and complete multifunctional smart card systems for electronic payment and telecommunications and ID-systems. The group also offers consultancy and end-to-end solutions for brand protection and security in e-business. Giesecke & Devrient employs roughly 7,000 people worldwide and generated a sales revenue of 1,1 billion Euro in 2000.


For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.gieseckedevrient.com


Contact:


Dan Chmielewski / Graham Peat
Rainbow Technologies
+1 949 450-7377
dchm@rainbow.com
GPeat@UK.rainbow.com



Catherine Eyres / Sarah Hewitt
Strategic Alliance International
+44 1494 434 434
catherinee@strategicpr.net
sarahh@strategicpr.net

Harald Gerber, Marketing Manager
Giesecke & Devrient
+49 89 4119 2231
harald.gerber@gdm.de



Andrea Bockholt, Press Officer
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
+49 89 41 19 2422
andrea.bockholt@gdm.de

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