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RSA Security demos RSA SureFile Powered by PKZIP at RSA Conference 2003

RSA Security demos RSA SureFile Powered by PKZIP at RSA Conference 2003


RSA Security Inc. demonstrated RSA SureFile Powered by PKZIP at the RSA Conference 2003, and it presented the security benefits of this new software and its applications with PKWARE Inc.

As the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) take effect, RSA Security demonstrated how RSA SureFile Powered by PKZIP can help healthcare providers, financial institutions and other businesses meet these and other privacy regulations, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. They also showed how this software can help companies more securely exchange sensitive, business-critical information online.

"RSA Surefile software is an indispensable tool for any enterprise seeking to protect the privacy of its electronic information, and especially those needing to comply with recently passed privacy legislation such as HIPAA," said Victor Chang, vice president, developer solutions division at RSA Security. "The software's strong encryption capabilities make it easier to achieve government compliance by ensuring that sensitive files are secured before they are transmitted or stored."

With the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, businesses are under increasing pressure to take the necessary steps to protect privacy as they make greater use of more efficient electronic information processing. The strong encryption capabilities of RSA SureFile Powered by PKZIP helps businesses to do both with an easy-to-deploy method for securing data that also reduces bandwidth and storage needs.

Representatives from PKWARE and RSA Security are presenting a discussion of the security and other benefits of RSA SureFile software in a session on Tuesday, April 15, at 8:00 a.m. The presentation, entitled "Adding ZIP to Your Security Mix," will be given in the Sony Metreon Theater adjacent to the Moscone Convention Center.

"We're excited to be working with RSA Security on RSA SureFile software, a best-of-breed solution that combines powerful security with the simplicity of PKZIP," said Steve Crawford, chief marketing officer at PKWARE. "Working together, our goal is to make data security as ubiquitous and easy-to-use as ZIP."

Developed under the recently announced strategic technology partnership between the two companies, RSA SureFile software combines award-winning ZIP data compression technology with industry-leading RSA BSAFE(r) encryption and digital signature software. This new solution offers Microsoft(r) Windows(r) users an innovative, easy-to-use solution for securely exchanging, managing and storing financial and medical records, as well as sales proposals, engineering schematics, legal documents and other confidential or proprietary information.

RSA SureFile software incorporates the latest ZIP file compression technology from PKWARE, built to enable users to efficiently store and transmit data files of virtually any number and size, and help businesses to reduce their storage and bandwidth costs. RSA SureFile software employs X.509 certificates and strong RSA BSAFE encryption, including 256-bit AES, enabling ZIP files and directories to be digitally signed for non-repudiation and data integrity, as well as encrypted for data privacy. Additionally, RSA SureFile software supports both password and certificate-based encryption, helping ensure investment protection as a company's security framework evolves, and it is built to enable seamless data exchange with non-PKI-enabled partners, vendors and customers.

About RSA Security Inc.
With more than 11,000 customers around the globe, RSA Security provides interoperable solutions for establishing online identities, access rights and privileges for people, applications and devices. Built to work seamlessly and transparently in complex environments, the Company's comprehensive portfolio of identity and access management solutions - including authentication, Web access management and developer solutions - is designed to allow customers to confidently exploit new technologies for competitive advantage. RSA Security's strong reputation is built on its history of ingenuity and leadership, proven technologies and long-standing relationships with more than 1,000 technology partners. For more information, please visit

PKWARE Inc., the leading provider of trusted ZIP solutions, is the inventor and continuing innovator of the ZIP standard, one of the most widely used methods for advanced data compression on Windows, Unix/Linux, OS/400, MVS and other computing platforms. Since it was founded in 1986, the company has been dedicated to extending the ZIP standard into products that meet end-user and enterprise requirements for compressing files for efficient storage and transmission across all major enterprise platforms. In 2001, PKWARE extended the ZIP file format to include the ability to add strong authentication and encryption to ZIP archives, making it possible not only to compress files, but also to prevent unauthorized access and modification. For additional information about PKWARE, please visit

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