RSA/Entrust commits to interoperability

The two companies will work together to engineer, test and certify interoperability between Entrust/PKI software and RSA Keon Advanced PKI software, RSA BSAFE software and RSA SecurID authentication technology.

E-security firm RSA Security Inc. and solutions provider Entrust Technologies Inc., today announced their intent to further improve interoperability between their e-security solutions.

Under the terms of a collaboration agreement, the two companies will work together to engineer, test and certify interoperability between Entrust/PKI software and RSA Keon Advanced PKI software, RSA BSAFE software and RSA SecurID authentication technology.

The two companies intend to offer enterprise customers interoperability and comprehensive solutions for their enterprise security needs. As part of the agreement, Entrust/PKI software will be tested to achieve compatibility with RSA Security's PKI and authentication technology.

In addition, RSA SecurID authentication software will be tested to achieve Entrust-Ready status and RSA Keon Advanced PKI software and RSA BSAFE encryption technology will become part of the Entrust's program product offerings. Testing is planned to commence Q1 2001.

"Interoperability is critical for the success of today's e-security enterprises," said Richard Turner, vice-president, Asia Pacific, RSA Security. "Our relationship with Entrust Technologies is another proof of our commitment to deliver the value of interoperability to our customers and move the market forward by simplifying life for customers."