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London, 11 October 2002: iRevolution (IREV), an integrated software solutions provider, has entered into a strategic relationship with RSA Security Inc (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security, to provide secure online transactions in conjunction with Microsoft’s .NET Passport.

iRevolution devised and developed the concept of combining RSA Mobile and Microsoft .NET Passport technologies into secure, single sign-on and authentication for the current 270 million users of Microsoft Passport worldwide. As such, iRevolution owns the intellectual property rights for the integration of these two technologies and, under the terms of the partnership, will serve as the global third party host of the combined solution and manage the online identities.

Microsoft .NET Passport currently requires users to identify themselves using a username and password. With the new solution, users will have additional layers of authentication using RSA Mobile authentication software. This delivers one-time access codes that are generated at the time of log-in and delivered immediately to the end user’s mobile phone, pager, PDA or email account. To be positively authenticated, users simply enter their User ID and PIN followed by the one-time access code. This will ensure only authorised users gain access to personal and confidential information and will enable users to make Internet-based transactions with the assurance that the highest level of security is in place.

iRevolution created this solution in order to develop an Internet ‘network of trust’ where strong authentication can be used across enterprise systems, Web sites and services. The move is intended to facilitate a trusted, interoperable authentication network across the Internet, bringing universal single sign-on to all users in order to make using the Internet and purchasing online faster and easier.

Eamus Halpin, chief executive officer, iRevolution, comments, “This is a tremendous endorsement for our integration and hosting capabilities. In this Internet Age, security has always been a prime concern for service providers, customers and anyone planning to conduct business over the Internet. Our collaboration with these two industry leaders will enable organisations to easily integrate and benefit from this enhanced security, so helping to increase both business and consumer confidence and convenience.”

For more information:

Adrienne Routledge, Sapphire PR, tel 0208 249 6555, email: adrienne@sapphirepr.co.uk;

Dave Armstrong, iRevolution, tel 01895 444420, email: dave.armstrong@irevolution.com

About iRevolution Group plc

With its headquarters in West Drayton, near Heathrow, London, iRevolution Group plc floated in July 2001 via a reverse takeover on the London Stock Exchange and TechMARK (ticker: IREV). It employs more than 50 staff and has strategic partnerships with some of the leading global technology companies including RSA Security, Microsoft, Computer Associates, ACCPAC, Citrix, FileNET, Cisco and IBM. For more information, visit http://www.irevolution.com


About RSA Security Inc.

RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps organizations build trusted e-business processes through its RSA SecurID® two-factor authentication, RSA ClearTrust® Web access management, RSA BSAFE® encryption and RSA Keon® digital certificate management product families. With approximately one billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than 12 million RSA SecurID authentication 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 online economy. RSA Security can be reached at

http://www.rsasecurity.com


About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device.




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