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Encyclopedia > RSA Security
RSA, The Security Division of EMC
RSA Logo
Type Division (organization) of EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC)
Founded 1986
Headquarters Bedford, Massachusetts
Key people Arthur W. Coviello, Jr., President
Industry Security Software and Services
Products Security Software
Revenue image:green up.png$307 million USD (2004)
Employees ~1,144 (2004)
Website www.rsa.com

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RSA organizes the annual RSA conference. RSA's well-known products include the RSA BSAFE cryptography libraries and the SecurID authentication token. The German Lorenz cipher machine, used in World War II for encryption of very high-level general staff messages. ... RSA SecurID tokens SecurID is a mechanism developed by Security Dynamics and currently owned by RSA Security for authenticating a user to a network resource. ...


RSA stands for the founders' last names: Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Len Adleman; who are also co-inventors of the RSA public key cryptography algorithm. Professor Ron Rivest Professor Ronald Linn Rivest (born 1947, Schenectady, New York) is a cryptographer, and is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor of Computer Science at MITs Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. ... Adi Shamir at the CRYPTO 2003 conference. ... Leonard Adleman Leonard Adleman (born December 31, 1945) is a theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. ... In cryptography, RSA is an algorithm for public-key encryption. ...


History

  • In 1995 RSA sent a handful of people across the hall to found Digital Certificates International better known as VeriSign.
  • The company, then called Security Dynamics, acquired RSA Data Security in July 1996 and DynaSoft AB in 1997.
  • In February 2001, it acquired Xcert International, Inc., a privately held company that developed and delivered digital certificate-based products for securing e-business transactions.
  • In May 2001, it acquired 3-G International, Inc., a privately held company that developed and delivered smart card and biometric authentication products.
  • In August 2001, it acquired Securant Technologies, Inc., a privately held company that produced ClearTrust, an identity management product.
  • In December 2005, it acquired Cyota, a privately held company specializing in online security and anti-fraud solutions for financial institutions.
  • In April 2006 it acquired PassMark Security
  • On June 29, 2006 it was announced that EMC Corporation will acquire RSA Security for $2.1 billion.[1]
  • On September 14, 2006 RSA stockholders approved the acquisition of the company by EMC Corporation[2][3]

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See also

The RSA Factoring Challenge is a challenge put forward by RSA Laboratories on March 18, 1991 to encourage research into computational number theory and the practical difficulty of factoring large integers. ... The RSA Secret-Key Challenge is a series of cryptographic contests that were started by RSA Laboratories on January 28, 1997 with the intent of helping to demonstrate the relative security of different encryption algorithms. ...

External links

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