Working Set, Inc. First to Provide Secure ODBC Access to Relational Databases on the Internet Using RSA’s Advanced Encryption Technology; Working Set Product Protects Queries, Passwords, Other Data from On-Line Interception

Working Set, Inc. First to Provide Secure ODBC Access to Relational Databases on the Internet Using RSA’s Advanced Encryption Technology; Working Set Product Protects Queries, Passwords, Other Data from On-Line Interception

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 9, 1995–RSA Data Security, Inc. today announced that Working Set, Inc. has incorporated RSA’s encryption technology into DataRamp, the company’s connectivity solution for data access over the Internet.

DataRamp is the first open client/server system to provide secure read-write access to relational database systems over the world’s largest computer network, the Internet.

Based on the RC4 public key cryptography algorithm from RSA, the most advanced cryptography in the industry, DataRamp reliably protects queries, passwords and other sensitive data from interception.

Secure versions of the DataRamp client and server negotiate and establish an encrypted link for each networking session, protecting corporate data and messages from unauthorized users.

Using DataRamp, no modification is needed for existing ODBC-enabled database applications and development tools to access remote databases on the Internet or other TCP/IP networks. Customers’ applications built with CA-Visual Express, PowerBuilder, Crystal Report Writer, Microsoft Access, Visual C++, Visual Basic, or other development tools, can access CA-INGRES, Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, dBASE, and other database systems over the Internet.

Potential applications of the DataRamp system include Internet gateways to corporate data, distribution of centralized databases, data warehousing, and information services.

“As more companies make corporate data available over the Internet, it is apparent that security plays a vital role in ensuring that corporate information is protected from unauthorized users,” said Jim Bidzos, president of RSA. “As a result, we fully expect that DataRamp will continue to grow in popularity as a valuable and secure addition to Internet connectivity.”

“With RSA’s advanced security technology, corporations can feel at ease about using the Internet as a wide-area, inter-company and intra-company networking backbone for deploying client/server applications,” said Steve Weiss, president of Working Set. The possibilities for DataRamp are endless, especially since the product is secured by the RC4 encryption algorithm.”

Developers at Working Set used RSA’s BSAFE software developer’s toolkits to build security into the company’s DataRamp system. BSAFE is the world’s best-selling cryptographer’s toolkit and provides software developers with multiple algorithms and modules for adding encryption and authentication features to any application. BSAFE includes modules for popular encryption techniques, such as RSA, DES, RC2, and RC4, and also supports digital signatures and certificates.

Working Set, Inc.

Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Working Set, Inc. is a leading supplier of advanced database technology to major corporations, including Digital Equipment, Oracle and Computer Associates. Visit the DataRamp Website at HTTP://dataramp.com, or send e-mail to stevew@datramp.com.

RSA Data Security, Inc.

RSA Data Security, Inc. is the world’s brand name for cryptography, with more than 15 million copies of RSA encryption and authentication technologies installed and in use worldwide. RSA technologies are part of existing and proposed standards for the Internet and World Wide Web, CCITT, ISO, ANSI, IEEE, and business, financial and electronic commerce networks around the globe. The company develops and markets platform-independent developer’s kits and end-user products and provides comprehensive cryptographic consulting services.

Founded in 1982 by the inventors of the RSA Public Key Cryptosystem, the company is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. -0-

Note to Editors: BSAFE is a trademark of RSA Data Security, Inc. DataRamp is a registered trademark of Working Set, Inc. All other products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Steven Weiss, 617/863-2339 stevew@dataramp.com

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