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Security Dynamics and RSA Data Security Join Cisco Enterprise Security Alliance

Security Dynamics and RSA Data Security Join Cisco Enterprise Security Alliance
Feb 24, 1997

SAN JOSE, Calif., BEDFORD, Mass., REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (February24, 1997) Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDTI), and RSAData Security, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Security Dynamics,today announced that they will join Cisco's Enterprise SecurityAlliance. The companies will integrate their market leadingauthentication and cryptographic technologies into Cisco'smulti-technology framework, enabling centralized administration anddynamic links between customer security policy, user or host identity,and network infrastructures.

"Many enterprise customers depend on the technologies of SecurityDynamics and RSA to protect their corporate networks," said Alex Mendez,vice president of Enterprise Marketing for Cisco Systems. "This Allianceleverages their existing investment into an enterprise-wide policyframework, enabling the strongest possible authentication of end-usersand network devices."

"Cisco's Enterprise Security Initiative complements Security Dynamicsown plans to provide next generation public-key Enterprise SecurityServices, announced earlier this month," said Charles R. Stuckey Jr.,chairman and CEO of Security Dynamics. "The integration of SecurIDtwo-factor authentication solutions into Cisco's Enterprise SecurityInitiative is another way in which we're providing our customers withthe broadest possible security solutions needed to protect the corporateenterprise."

As a SecurID Ready member, Cisco routers already support SecurID andACE/Server authentication. Security Dynamics and Cisco are now buildingon their current relationship to provide their customers with tighterintegration of their security solutions. Cisco also plans to incorporatecomponents of RSA's BSAFE toolkit across its product line to providestrong authentication and data integrity services.

"This alliance with Cisco reaffirms RSA's position as the internationalstandard in encryption technology," said Jim Bidzos, president of RSAData Security. "We are pleased to be working with Cisco to providetheir customers with a high degree of confidence in the authenticity oftheir business communications."

About Security Dynamics and RSA Data Security

Security Dynamics designs, develops, markets and supports a family ofsecurity products used to protect and manage access to computer-basedinformation resources. Security Dynamics products employpatent-protected SecurID(TM) token technology and ACE/Server(TM)software or hardware access control products to authenticate theidentity of users accessing networked or standalone computing resources. With 1.5 million users in 1,600 companies, Security Dynamics is theundisputed world leader in two-factor user identification andauthentication.

RSA Data Security, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Security Dynamics,is the recognized world leader in cryptography and OEM securitysoftware, with an installed base of over 80 million in the market today. The combined companies enjoy broad acceptance in the marketplace, withSecurity Dynamics customers including Fortune 500 companies, financialinstitutions, education, health care and government organizationsworldwide. RSA's encryption technology licensees include Microsoft,Novell Inc., Netscape Communications Corp., Intuit Inc., LotusDevelopment Corp., and hundreds of other companies. The combinedcompanies are positioned to supply solutions and standards for corporateenterprise-wide networks, intranets and the Internet.

Security Dynamics and RSA can also be found on the World Wide Web at and, respectively.

SecurID and ACE/Server are registered trademarks of SecurityDynamics Technologies, Inc. B/SAFE is a registered trademark of RSA DataSecurity.

All other products and service names mentioned herein are trademarks oftheir respective owners.

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