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IRVINE, Calif., - Rainbow Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq: RNBO), a leading provider of digital content and transaction security for SSL VPNs, secure remote access and software anti-piracy today announced that it is working with Microsoft Corp. on a hardware appliance for Microsoft’s new Windows Rights Management Servicesä (RMS), an information protection technology for Windows Server 2003 that helps enterprises and organisations safeguard their sensitive digital information from unauthorised use.


To provide flexibility to meet customers’ deployment requirements, Microsoft is developing a hardware appliance that will enable customers to manage RMS operational services without connectivity to the Internet. Rainbow is working with Microsoft to complete the design and development of this deployment solution component. This appliance will provide the ability to enable client machines to be activated as part of the RMS trusted environment from within the network perimeter, providing a flexible deployment technology to fit how an organisation works.


“Our experience in developing high-assurance security for the U.S. government and large commercial organisations that need to secure business-critical information made us the ideal candidate for co-designing this new security appliance with Microsoft,” said Shawn Abbott, president, Rainbow eSecurity. “This new security appliance leverages our proven success in building security solutions, authentication and authorisation technologies, and content protection. We look forward to working closely with Microsoft on the best solutions for RMS security.”


Windows Rights Management Services allows information workers to distribute information within their organisations and define exactly how and under what circumstances it can be used, such as when it expires and who can open, modify, print or forward it. The ability to express and enforce document-level protection will allow organisations to internally share information more broadly, with less risk of inadvertent or intentional misuse.


“Some customers have told us they need to manage Rights Management Services operational services without Internet connectivity,” said John Manferdelli, general manager of Windows Security, Microsoft. “We’re pleased to work with Rainbow Technologies to deliver a hardware appliance to meet their deployment requirements.”


More information about Windows Rights Management Services is available at http://www.microsoft.com/rms.



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Rainbow Technologies contact:

Dan Chmielewski / Andre Armstrong

Rainbow Technologies

Tel: +44 (0) 1932 579 200

maillto:dchm@rainbow.com

mailto:aarmstrong@uk.rainbow.com



Press contact:

Sarah Hewitt / Nicky Atkins

Strategic

Tel: +44 (0) 1494 434 434

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About Rainbow Technologies

Making security simple since 1979, Rainbow Technologies, a leading provider of proven information security solutions for mission-critical data and applications used in business, organisation and government computing environments, 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. For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.rainbow.com.


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