BEDFORD, MA -- July 24, 2001 -- RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security, today announced a strategic partnership with Rocket Software, a leading provider of IBM OS/390 mainframe software. As part of the collaboration, Rocket Software will assume responsibility for sales, support and continued development of the RSA ACE/Agent for OS/390 mainframe software as part of the RSA Secured RSA SecurID Ready program. Rocket Software will market this solution, now called Rocket Agent for OS/390 mainframe software, designed to help their customers protect IBM mainframe environments with the industry-leading RSA SecurID two-factor user authentication software.
In addition, RSA Security has transitioned maintenance and support of RSA ACM 6150 and RSA ACM 6160, predecessors to RSA ACE/Agent for OS/390, to Rocket Software. These products will re-branded as Rocket 6150 and Rocket 6160. All existing software maintenance and support services agreements with RSA Security for these products will be honored by Rocket.
Rocket Software will be the preferred partner to sell and support the RSA SecurID two-factor authentication solution for IBM OS/390 mainframe software. RSA Security and Rocket Software will also be working closely to further develop and enhance the Rocket Agent for OS/390 mainframe software as a RSA SecurID Ready application. In addition, Rocket Software is an active member of the RSA SecurWorld Partner program, selling the full range of RSA Security authentication solutions - including RSA SecurID tokens and smart cards, the RSA Authentication Manager authentication software and applicable RSA ACE/Agent software.
"We are excited about this strategic partnership with RSA Security as it helps us provide RSA SecurID authentication software for our customers to securely authenticate to an IBM mainframe environment," said Andy Youniss, president at Rocket Software. "By adding the Rocket Agent for OS/390 mainframe software to our product suite, we will be able to help deliver secure e-business solutions to our customers."
"We are pleased to collaborate with Rocket Software to help provide customers with RSA Security's industry leading RSA SecurID authentication software and Rocket Software's expertise in the IBM mainframe environment," said Robert Pritchard, vice president of corporate and partner development at RSA Security. "By combining our respective strengths, we will be able to provide customers with best-in-class security for their corporate information resource needs."
About RSA Security Inc.
RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps organizations build secure, trusted foundations for e-business through its RSA SecurID two-factor authentication, RSA BSAFE encryption and RSA Keon digital certificate management systems. With approximately one billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than nine 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 www.rsasecurity.com.
RSA, BSAFE, Keon, SecurID, ACE/Agent and ACE/Server are registered trademarks, RSA Secured, SecurWorld and The Most Trusted Name in e-Security are trademarks of RSA Security Inc. Rocket Agent is a trademark of Rocket Software. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies.
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.