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RSA Security Helps Customers Develop and Implement an Effective Security Strategy for Web Services

Newly released RSA BSAFE SecurXML software enables developers to build XML-based digital signing applications within a Web services environment

Bedford, MA, USA. October 01, 2002.

RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, today announced the availability of the RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C software development kit (SDK) for implementing XML digital signatures to ensure the authenticity and integrity of signed data in a Web services environment. RSA BSAFE SecurXML software is designed to help developers build new applications and services faster, reduce development costs and provide enterprises with a secure foundation for private and legally binding electronic transactions and communications.

Organizations developing a Web services infrastructure are able to conduct complex transactions across the Internet, streamlining business processes to enhance revenues and provide a competitive advantage. However, without leveraging proven security technologies such as authentication, Web access management and encryption, the Web services dream can quickly become a nightmare. The security created by RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C software helps ensure customers developing Web services that any information passed between applications can be authenticated via digital signatures and easily verified to prove that information has not been tampered with since the data was signed. RSA BSAFE SecurXML software also plays a key role in solutions for federated identity management, such as the Liberty Alliance Project, by signing SAML assertions and thus providing single sign-on and seamless navigation across multiple domains.

RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C software includes all the cryptographic and certificate functions developers' need for building XML digital signature-compliant applications. In a Web services environment, this involves creating detached, enveloping, and enveloped XML digital signatures and verifying XML digital signatures to ensure the authenticity and integrity of signed data. Succeeding in this type of development work typically requires extensive knowledge of cryptographic science and security practices, formatting standards, and specialized Web services security protocols -- a level of expertise that few developers possess today. With RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C, developers are able to build interoperable, standards-based applications quickly so their customers can realize the true promise of Web services.

For almost two decades, RSA Security has provided public-key security tools of the highest quality to developers, with approximately one billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide. RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C software delivers the same high standards of quality and reliability as other RSA BSAFE solutions. The RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C product is designed to provide a comprehensive solution by coupling with RSA BSAFE Cert-C software -- for advanced certificate management -- and RSA BSAFE Crypto-C software.

"Enterprises realize addressing fundamental security challenges is one of the prerequisites for the long-term success of Web services and e-business," said Victor Chang, vice president, Developer Solutions division at RSA Security. "RSA Security is dedicated to helping our customers harness the power of Web services by playing a leadership role in many standards organizations, and delivering solutions like RSA BSAFE SecurXML-C software. This new solution delivers the quality, reliability and interoperability that helps make Web services a reality by helping organizations do e-business faster and more efficiently, thus realizing enhanced revenue and reduced costs."


RSA SecurXML-C software is available immediately. For more information about RSA SecurXML software, please visit or call 1-866-432-7233.

About RSA Security Inc.

RSA Security Inc., the most trusted name in e-security, helps organizations build trusted e-business processes through its RSA SecurID two-factor authentication, RSA ClearTrust. Web access management, RSA BSAFE. encryption and RSA Keon. digital certificate management product families. With approximately one billion RSA BSAFE-enabled applications in use worldwide, more than 12 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


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)."

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