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RSA Security Solutions Adopted for PlayStation® Portable to Secure New Interactive Features

  • 30 March, 2005 10:47

<p>RSA BSAFE® encryption technology protects identities
and assets as portable entertainment goes wireless</p>
<p>SYDNEY, March 30, 2005 – RSA Security Inc. (Nasdaq: RSAS) announced that it has licensed RSA BSAFE® Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and public key infrastructure (PKI) products to Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), to provide a secure interactive environment for software title developers and publishers creating game titles for its new PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) handheld entertainment system.</p>
<p>This technology will be used to enable secure game distribution and identity protection for portable gamers within the PSP™ interactive gaming environment. By using RSA BSAFE products, SCEI is able to prevent identity theft and protect the gaming assets of its numerous publishers and developers. RSA BSAFE cryptographic tool kits are developed in Brisbane by RSA Security’s Developer Solutions Group.</p>
<p>RSA Security solutions were also adopted for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system software development library, providing security technology that enabled digital rights protection for games. This rights protection system gave game developers confidence that they would be both properly compensated and less susceptible to unscrupulous hackers. With the PSP™, RSA Security is helping SCEI expand on that success by providing the tools needed to establish trust through the enforcement of digital rights, and by protecting gamer identities as gaming becomes more portable and interactive.</p>
<p>This secure environment gives game developers a platform they can trust to enable new revenue streams from interactive entertainment from their latest titles for the new device. RSA Security’s continued innovation in the area of digital asset and identity protection helps make these exciting new interactive devices and services safe, trusted, and accessible for consumers and content developers.</p>
<p>“We are pleased that RSA Security’s RSA BSAFE solutions have been adopted for SCEI’s PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system as well as the new PSP™ handheld entertainment system,” said Rick Welch, Vice President of Developer Solutions and Professional Services at RSA Security. “RSA Security’s upcoming RSA BSAFE® Mobile Rights Management product is evidence of the continued innovation that makes us the trusted security partner providing the safe, reliable environment consumers want – coupled with the digital asset protection publishers and developers need.”</p>
<p>RSA Security’s 20 years of experience developing security standards and technologies, including critical security protocols such as SSL – one of the backbones of Internet electronic commerce – is brought to bear in the development of the core technologies needed for effective asset protection for digital entertainment devices and services. The company is also a recognised leader in providing encryption, public key infrastructure, and other embedded security products and services for a broad range of electronic devices.</p>
<p>About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc. helps organisations confidently protect identities and information access. The company secures more than 15 million user identities, safeguards trillions of business transactions annually, and manages the confidentiality of data in tens of thousands of applications worldwide. RSA Security’s portfolio of award-winning solutions – including identity &amp; access management, secure mobile &amp; remote access, secure enterprise access, secure transactions and consumer identity protection – sets the standard in the industry. Our strong reputation is built on a 20-year history of ingenuity, leadership and proven technologies, and our more than 17,000 customers around the globe. Together with more than 1,000 technology and integration partners, RSA Security inspires confidence in everyone to experience the power and promise of the Internet. For more information, please visit www.rsasecurity.com.</p>
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<p>“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “PSP” is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.</p>
<p>©2005 RSA Security Inc. All Rights Reserved.</p>
<p>RSA, RSA Security and BSAFE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.</p>
<p>Media Contacts
Maggie Jacka
(02) 9976-6611
maggie@kinetics.com.au</p>
<p>Melinda Hickin
RSA Security Australia Pty Ltd
(02)9463-8407
mhickin@rsasecurity.com</p>

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