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Rainbow Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: RNBO), a leading provider of digital content and access control security for the internet, SSL-VPNs, Instant Private Webs (IPWs) and software security, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire, for cash, Chrysalis-ITS Inc., a privately-held hardware security manufacturer with headquarters in Ottawa, Canada. The transaction is subject to certain conditions, including approval by shareholders of Chrysalis-ITS. If approved, the company expects the transaction to close in about 45 days.

Rainbow Technologies Inc. is the worldwide market share leader in several critical security markets including: USB authentication tokens that eliminate user names and passwords; SSL acceleration devices that provide fast and secure online transactions; software security and licensing products that prevent software piracy; and high assurance security products used by the U.S. government for applications in the DoD, NSA and Homeland Security.

Chrysalis-ITS' Ultimate Trusttm hardware security and acceleration solutions dramatically simplify and reduce the cost of deploying secure applications such as electronic financial transactions, SSL-based web applications, smart card issuance, online credit card validation, electronic document security and validation, digital identity creation and usage, XML transactions, and many others. Chrysalis-ITS is the worldwide market leader in PKI root key protection hardware, serving about 84 percent of the Fortune 500.

The product lines of both companies, while focused on different security needs, make complex security easy to implement, deploy and use. The Chrysalis-ITS products are focused on the PKI and SSL-based web application markets and represent a complementary fit with the Rainbow products.

"I am very pleased to be making this announcement today," said Shawn Abbott, president Rainbow eSecurity. "Chrysalis-ITS has a long track record of delivering high assurance security solutions to the world's most demanding customers. They have a great team, and an excellent product line."

"Today's announcement is great news for our customers, business partners and employees," said Dave Longbottom, president and CEO, Chrysalis-ITS. "Rainbow is a pioneer in the security space with a superb reputation for innovative, reliable and trustworthy solutions. We look forward to working closely with the Rainbow team to solve our customers' security needs."

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Rainbow Technologies contact: Dan Chmielewski / Andre Armstrong
Rainbow Technologies
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 579 200
mailto:dchm@rainbow.com
mailto:aarmstrong@uk.rainbow.com

Press contact:
Sarah Hewitt / Nicola Atkins
Strategic
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 434 434
mailto:sarahh@strategicpr.net
mailto:nicolaa@strategicpr.net

Chrysalis - ITS contact:
Randy Kun
Chrysalis-ITS
+1 613 723-5077 x 3427
mailto: rkun@chrysalis-its.com

About Rainbow Technologies
Making security simple since 1979, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of proven information security solutions for mission-critical data and applications used in business, organisation and government computing environments. Rainbow has been breaking the security paradigm by making complex security simple to implement and use for more than two decades. With headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Rainbow maintains offices and authorised distributors throughout the world. More information can be found on the web site at http://www.rainbow.com.

Rainbow Technologies and NetSwift iGate are trademarks of Rainbow Technologies, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective organisations.


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About Chrysalis-ITS
Chrysalis-ITS is a leading vendor of hardware security modules, servers and appliances to secure and accelerate applications including electronic financial transactions, SSL, smart card issuance, document security and digital identity management. Focused on performance, security and low deployment cost, Chrysalis-ITS products power security solutions for the world's leading financial institutions, service providers, and government agencies. Chrysalis-ITS was founded in 1994 and has 70 employees, with headquarters in Ottawa and regional offices around the world, including Boston, Washington, San Jose, New York, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Hong Kong. The company website is www.chrysalis-its.com

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