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This technology agreement brings close integration of Rainbow’s iKey and NetSwift product lines with PassGo's Webthority for secure Web access.


Rainbow eSecurity, a Rainbow Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNBO) company and a leading solutions provider of digital content and transaction security, together with PassGo Technologies, a leading access control software company, today announced a technology partnership to integrate Rainbow's iKey and NetSwift products and PassGo's Webthority™.


PassGo's Webthority gives Web-based users secure access to distributed Web resources. It manages user identification, authorisation and access control through the combination of a proxy server, authentication agents and a central management server. It employs existing user security databases with industry-standard authentication methods that include IBM Mainframe RACF, PassGo Defender™, PKI, LDAP, Oracle, Microsoft SQL and RSA ACE/Server. Webthority simplifies the management of access control through role-based authorisation without the need for client-side software or Web plug-in extensions. Webthority can also provide Web-based single sign-on across multiple web sites.


Rainbow’s iKey series provide a reliable and robust hardware security solution that is easy to use and administer. The recently announced iKey 3000 and existing iKey 2000 products are 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 3000 complies to ITSEC E4 High requirements and the iKey 2032 is FIPS 140-1 Level 2 certified for high assurance security environments, by removing certificate storage and signing from vulnerable desktop systems and placing these functions in a token significantly reduces the risk of internal or external security attacks.


“As increasing numbers of enterprise organisations look to integrate strong authentication and PKI, the need for solutions that integrate existing and legacy applications become critical,” said Graham Peat, European marketing manager, Rainbow eSecurity. “PassGo is an excellent company to work with, and their rapid integration of our iKey products and NetSwift appliance with their Webthority product creates a class-leading solution for Secure Web Access to a variety of applications and databases.”


IDC recently recognised the iKey as the world’s leading USB authentication token and anticipates the market for USB authentication tokens will grow from $6 million in 2000 to about $276.6 million by 2005.


"Our partnership with Rainbow allows us the opportunity to create some exceptional customer solutions" said Ed Blunt, VP of customer services and sales at PassGo. "Rainbow's PKI-based security solution complements our Web access software Webthority to give a robust, end-to-end solution for remote access and Web security management."


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Company contact:


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


Press contact:


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


About PassGo Technologies


Founded in 1983 and located in Horton, England, PassGo Technologies Ltd. has been developing comprehensive access and control solutions, including password synchronisation, SSO, security and information access for over eighteen years. It has a strong reputation for providing effective software solutions for the mission-critical needs of its customers. PassGo is currently licensed exclusively by Symantec to offer Defender that gives strong two-factor authentication for remote access users; Webthority that provides secure web access management; PassGo InSync and SSO offering enterprise wide single sign-on; Privilege Manager for UNIX (UPM) controlling access to UNIX root privileges and Resource Manager for UNIX (URM) offering a graphical representation of UNIX system administration. On OS/390 PassGo additionally offers NC-Syncom providing password synchronisation across multiple systems; NC-Pass Network Security Managers for protecting information; NC-Access, an OS/390 session manager; GoPlex for PassGo product redundancy building on IBM's SysPlex solutions and NCI, a fully featured VTAM toolkit. For more information, visit PassGo's web site at http://www.passgo.com


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, Japan, Mexico, 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 NetSwift are trademarks of Rainbow Technologies, Inc.
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