4/15/2004 - Extended Systems (Nasdaq: XTND), a leading provider of mobile application solutions for the enterprise, announced that it has joined the RSA Secured® Partner Program. Under the program, Extended Systems' OneBridge Mobile Solutions platform has received certification with the RSA SecurID® authentication solution. This certification enables customers using Extended Systems' OneBridge Mobile Solutions platform to employ additional secure mobile and remote access solutions as part of their overall mobile enterprise strategies. Extended Systems has also embedded RSA BSAFE® encryption technology into the OneBridge Mobile Solutions platform.
As pervasive computing evolves, an effective mobile business strategy is essential to the growth and success of an organization. Companies must feel confident that vital information and applications utilized on mobile devices remain secure, both inside and outside their operations. The strategic partnership between Extended Systems and RSA Security helps IT departments ensure that mobile devices are used in secure environments by enabling them to efficiently and cost-effectively manage the digital identities of mobile users.
As part of the RSA Secured Partner Program, Extended Systems' OneBridge Mobile Solutions platform has been awarded RSA SecurID Ready certification, signaling its interoperability with RSA Security's authentication technology. The RSA Secured certification lets organizations know that a powerful strategic partnership has been created that leverages market-leading security products and technologies in order to meet the needs of an effective mobile business strategy. RSA BSAFE technology helps ensure the highest level of security and create a trusted environment for Extended Systems' OneBridge Mobile customers.
"We found that ensuring the security of mobile devices once they are deployed in the field is a top priority for many of our customers, especially those in the financial services sector," said Kerrin Pease, vice president of research and development at Extended Systems. "We feel that working with RSA Security and becoming part of the RSA Secured Partner Program is just one more way we can enhance the security features already found in our solutions."
"We are pleased to welcome Extended Systems to the RSA Secured Partner Program," said Stuart Cohen, director of partner development at RSA Security. "Our relationship with Extended Systems helps enable our joint customers to select the right level of investment and security to protect their business."
About the RSA Secured Partner Program
The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the oldest and largest alliance programs of its type, bringing more than ten years of experience and hundreds of complementary solutions together. The RSA SecurID, RSA ClearTrust®, and RSA Keon® Ready certification programs bring added assurance to customers that the solutions they are deploying are certified as interoperable with industry leading products, helping them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The program reflects RSA Security's commitment to providing standards-based interoperability and mutual vendor support to customers using RSA Security's Web access management, two-factor authentication, digital certificate management or encryption solutions.
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 OneBridge Mobile Solutions suite enables companies to mobilize critical enterprise applications such as e-mail, field service, sales force automation, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management. Extended Systems has more than 2,500 enterprise customers worldwide and key alliance relationships with Avaya, EDS, HP, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, palmOne, PalmSource, Sharp, Siemens, Software AG, Sony Ericsson, Symbian and Toshiba.
Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, call 1-800-235-7576 or visit the company Web site.
RSA, RSA Secured, SecurID, ClearTrust and Keon are either registered trademarks or trademarks of RSA Security Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
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