Matsushita Chooses RSA BSAFE® Encryption to Help Secure i-mode Users' Communications

Leading Wireless Phone Supplier Uses RSA BSAFE SSL

RSA Security Inc. (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security™, today announced that Matsushita, one of the leading suppliers of wireless phones that support the NTT DoCoMo i-mode service in Japan, has signed encryption licenses for RSA BSAFE® SSL encryption software to help secure their users' communications with Internet applications.

In just two years, NTT DoCoMo has signed up more than 20 million subscribers to its i-mode Internet-access service in Japan. With an i-mode phone, users can easily access online services, including banking, restaurant reservations, ticket reservations and email.

"We are honored to have been chosen by Matsushita to supply critical encryption solutions for use in their i-mode wireless phones," said Scott Schnell, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at RSA Security. "We believe i-mode represents the wave of the future for wireless communications through direct, Internet-standard communications from the handset."

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