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Industry Leaders Advance Secure Enterprise Environment

IBM, Security Dynamics Technologies, and RSA Data Security announced today they have joined to promote the widespread integration of enterprise security solutions that incorporate public key encryption, cryptography, and authentication.

The companies claim that the key to broader acceptance of security technologies is having a common infrastructure. The companies state that adoption of the Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA), a standard developed by Intel and approved by The Open Group, will help to meet this objective.

All three companies report they will be incorporating CDSA support into future products, as well as deliver toolkits to assist developers in creating CDSA-compatible applications.

"We believe that an open framework like CDSA, that shields developers from the underlying complexity, is the best way to facilitate the development and deployment of secure applications for a range of market segments," said Jim Bidzos, president of RSA.

IBM's CDSA-enabled key recovery add-on solution, KeyWorks, offers users with a common framework for recovering and backing up PKI encryption keys. Security Dynamics integrates support for CDSA in its newly introduced SecurSight enterprise security product line. And RSA released today a CDSA-compatible Certificate Security Suite that offers tools for creating certificate-based applications.

All three companies' product lines will also include support for each other's solutions, as well as distribute each other's components. For example, RSA's Security Suite includes IBM's KeyWorks module and supports Security Dynamics' SecurSight product line. IBM's SecureWay product family will also support the SecurSight "securityware" suite, and Security Dynamics will work with IBM and RSA to ensure product support.