Extended Systems Meets FIPS 140-2 Level I Security Requirements

3/19/2003 - Extended Systems (Nasdaq: XTND), a leading provider of mobile information management solutions for the enterprise, announced that the security features of its mobile data synchronization and management software, XTNDConnect Server, now include RSA Security's BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition software, helping Extended Systems to meet the industry's stringent FIPS 140-2 level I security requirements.

The National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST), the government agency that certifies Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), has validated RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro encryption modules as FIPS 140-2 Level I certified. By integrating the BSAFE encryption technology with XTNDConnect Server, Extended Systems can address the concerns of customers that have heightened security issues such as government agencies and financial institutions.

"The advanced security features offered by XTNDConnect Server eliminate security concerns associated with the deployment of mobile applications outside the firewall," said Senthil Krishnapillai, Extended Systems senior product manager. "RSA BSAFE encryption technology, along with the other important security components of XTNDConnect Server, gives us a competitive edge when working with Government agencies and other institutions that mandate FIPS 140-2 Level I validation."

"We are pleased to offer Extended Systems RSA Security encryption software that provides unmatched levels of quality and performance for the company's mobile applications," said Victor Chang, vice president of the Developer Solutions division at RSA Security. "FIPS validation demonstrates RSA Security's commitment to providing advanced security technology to address our customers' requirements."

About XTNDConnect Server
Extended Systems' XTNDConnect Server mobile data management and synchronization software enables IT departments to securely integrate and manage the myriad of mobile devices and applications that are becoming increasingly important to the corporate enterprise. XTNDConnect Server enables users to synchronize Palm, Pocket PC, SyncML, Symbian and RIM mobile devices with corporate servers including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and any OLE DB or ODBC database.

About Extended Systems
Extended Systems provides the expertise, strategy and solutions to help enterprise organizations streamline their business processes through mobile technology. The company's mobile software suite enables companies to mobilize critical enterprise applications such as e-mail, field service, sales force automation (SFA), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer relationship management (CRM). In addition, the company offers Bluetooth and IrDA wireless connectivity software and client/server database management systems. Extended Systems has more than 2,500 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships with Ericsson, Handspring, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Sharp, Siemens and Toshiba.

Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.extendedsystems.com.

RSA and BSAFE are registered trademarks of RSA Security Inc.

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